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Operations Manager – Fresh Produce
£45,000, 23 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension and health care
Kent, South East
An opportunity has arisen to work for one of the most innovative manufacturers of fresh produce as an Operations Manager. This is a family run business that has built a reputation built upon a strong belief in ethical practice, with a turnover in excess of £10 million in the UK. The company produce both branded and own label finished products and distribute via the major retail multiples and food service channels. Due to a recent internal restructure there is now the requirement for an Operations Manager to join their team in the South East.
The principal accountabilities for this role are to ensure that all activities across Operations are carried out to meet strict HSE standards and quality system requirements, establish and implement best practice across the department and to develop a 3 year tactical ‘Operations’ improvement plan delivering agreed savings across annual overhead budgets. Additionally you will manage, set direction and time bound objectives to the supporting Site Operations Management Team and review on a quarterly basis, liaising with the HR Assistant to develop and meet training plans. Finally you will be expected to establish, generate and proactively review all ‘Operations’ KPI’s, ensuring that KPI’s are known, understood, regularly reviewed and communicated and displayed across the site and supporting next steps are swiftly and proactively actioned to remedy unacceptable performance.
You will be degree level educated and have at least 7 years’ experience in the FMCG arena working as an operation professional. In addition, you will have an understanding of HACCP, IOSH and NEBOSH and a proven record of continuous improvement processes and change management.
This is an excellent opportunity to work not just with a business which can offer real career progression, but also to work within a close knit community. For a driven and ambitious Operations Manager who is prepared to work hard and integrate into an innovative and growing team, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Please do not hesitate to apply if you feel you have the experience and background described.