- Lead and develop the existing operational team to establish a best-in-class function.
- Execute the operations masterplan, with overall accountability for the end-to-end supply chain.
- Develop and implement the CAPEX plan, identifying opportunities to enhance efficiency and reduce losses.
- Manage the financial budget for operations, employing an analytical approach to cost management and identifying significant areas for cost reduction.
- Utilise software solutions to streamline business processes, reduce administrative tasks, and provide analytical data for performance improvement.
- Collaborate with the broader board to ensure the operational function meets the business requirements and develops long-term solutions aligned with the commercial agenda.
- Foster a culture of strong people engagement within the operational team, holding individuals accountable while promoting a supportive environment.
The Ideal Candidate:
- The successful candidate will possess a strong background in food or beverage manufacturing, having worked with high-performing businesses.
- They will have experience in driving change management within a well-established environment and will be comfortable making tough decisions while upholding a strong set of behaviours and values.
- They will be tenacious and focused, while also having the ability to envision long-term goals and not resorting to shortcuts in achieving overall objectives.
- They should be capable of successfully transitioning from the factory floor to the boardroom, demonstrating good commercial awareness and the ability to contribute to wider business initiatives.