Site General Manager

Bradford, West Yorkshire
£Competitive + company benefits
28 Feb 2018
28 Mar 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Speedibake is a division of Associated British Foods (ABF), a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of £13.4 billion and 130,000 employees in 47 countries.

Speedibake has bakery sites in Wakefield and Bradford specialising in own-label baked goods, we supply to a customer base across all channels; foodservice wholesalers, contract catering, end users, export and retail.

The Role

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and successful General Manager who has a real passion for Food Manufacturing. The site manufactures muffins and garlic breads 6 days per week and also operates a large Finished Goods warehouse, dispatching up to 20 loads per day. Employing 350 people across 20 nationalities, the Bradford site is incredibly diverse.

Reporting to the Supply Chain Director, this role is a key part of the Speedibake Leadership Team, and will get significant exposure at Board level.

You will be responsible for the overall leadership of the Bradford site, to include direct Line Management of the Site Management Team. You will be fully accountable for all aspects of managing a safe and profitable manufacturing site with a specific focus on driving performance, developing people and building a culture of continuous improvement.

Skills & Experience

  • Graduate calibre with strong financial awareness and wider business acumen

  • 5yrs+ Senior Management level experience in an cost leadership FMCG environment

  • Demonstrable experience of developing and implementing strategy

  • Proven track record of driving and leading cultural and long term sustainable change

  • Demonstrable experience of building and managing high performing teams.

  • Possesses and demonstrates a strategic mind-set

  • Adopts a collaborative, inspiring and motivating leadership style

  • Engage stakeholders across at all levels within ABF

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Highly motivated – energetic, enthusiastic and always assumes positive intent


Our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive employer and seek to attract, develop and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly, and with respect and dignity throughout the recruitment process.

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