August 2019

Site Director for Food Manufacturing Business

Our client are a fast-paced, ambitious, food manufacturing business that is embracing a period of exciting, progressive change. Reporting to the MD, this is a board level role to take full responsibility of the manufacturing capability and efficiency of the organisation, along with contributing to the broader commercial and business strategy.

The Role

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop appropriate plans for relevant departments to enable the effective delivery of the operational strategy.
  • Continually seek out new ideas for improving operational performance, utilising appropriate CI tools and techniques.
  • Lead the capital investment planning process to maintain the standards of a modern, well invested facility.
  • To actively champion a progressive and compliant Health and Safety culture ensuring that all policies associated with this area are fulfilled.
  • Ensure overall control of overhead costs in line with agreed budgets and subsequent in-year forecasts.
  • Implement optimum organisation structures that will improve processes, minimise duplication and increase efficiency in the context of the overall objectives.
  • Champion and cascade processes associated with lean manufacturing.
  • Develop talent and capability across the operations function. Ensure formal development plans are in place for individuals where appropriate.
  • Clear direction setting and line management.

The Person

Required Experience:

  • Significant manufacturing experience in food or food-related business.
  • Experience in leading operational functions including manufacturing, supply chain, and engineering.
  • A track record of delivering change in a manufacturing environment against a background of customer and cost pressure.
  • Comfortable with being a highly visible role model, both to the operations teams but also across the wider business.
  • Proven commercial acumen to enable year on year margin improvement.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Based on M4 corridor, and commutable from Bristol.