Head of Operations

Nigel Wright
competitive + car + bonus + benefits
11 Oct 2016
27 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Our client is a large multi-site branded food organisation with annual revenues in excess of £500m. Following an internal move they are currently seeking a Head of Operations to join one of their sites in Kent. The site is a circa £20m t/o operation that has seen 20% year on year growth and manufactures a range of branded products for the UK grocery channel. Whilst part of a larger group it operates as an autonomous business unit and therefore has significant ownership and influence over its own strategy. Reporting to the MD, the Head of Operations will form a key member of the site's senior management team leading and supporting a number of cross business initiatives and deputising for the MD where required. Key responsibilities will include: Management & development of the Operations (including warehouse), Technical and Facilities teams to ensure high levels of motivation, engagement and above all safety through consistent, fair management practices. Reporting / presenting at monthly board meetings, group Management board & to the workforce at site. Preparing, analysing and forecasting departmental budget and tracking and controlling operational and capital expenditure in conjunction with the Finance Manager. Key interface with Group Manufacturing, Engineering and Technical teams to ensure GMP and best practice is shared, and instilled. This is an opportunity to join a business that can offer progression into either a larger site as FGM / Site Director or into a Group function. Applicants will need to demonstrate the following: Significant experience of managing & developing teams, ideally within an FMCG environment. Demonstrable knowledge of manufacturing (process & packing) in a high speed operation. Ability to understand and implement food Technical / Quality management systems to a high standard. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66791893