Our client is a unique and successful producer of high quality soft fruit for major UK retailers alongside an international brand of specialist products supplying into high value markets such as Asia and the UAE. An innovative and established force, they have created a unique global presence and a highly successful brand of products - all with Fresh Produce heritage. With quality and customer satisfaction being the priority for this successful company, they are now looking to recruit an Operations Manager to strengthen the operations team.
Reporting to the Managing Director and managing a team responsible for production, procurement, planning of daily operations, technical, quality, HR and logistics, you will communicate with all relevant employees, planning, scheduling, and reviewing workload and manpower to meet targets and ensuring viability.
As a strong and inspirational leader you will capture data and work on KPI's to improve the efficiencies of waste and labour management within the business as well as dealing with budgetary expenditure will also need to be your forte. Communication skills with be vital in this role as you will be required to liaise with trading, distribution, agency, finance and sales teams all across the board.
The ideal candidate will need to have previous experience working in an operation managerial role within an FMCG environment. This will be a challenging position; drawing on a range of skills therefore you will need to have demonstrated effective man-management experience in a fast production environment.
The successful applicant will not only be a natural people manager and a confident leader but a great communicator with the will to drive and develop the team. You must also be an innovative thinker, making key decisions with a strategic focus, as well as having excellent financial and commercial awareness.
This really is a fabulous opportunity, for anyone looking for that next step in their career and a more operationally challenging role. Previous experience within the fresh food/produce industry is imperative.
For a confidential chat about this opportunity, please give Ian Reed a call on (phone number removed) or apply via this website without delay.