Head of Manufacturing

Brighton, East Sussex
£60,000 - £70,000
29 Mar 2018
29 Apr 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

My client is seeking to recruit a Head of Manufacturing to own and deliver the development of the manufacturing and engineering strategy. This is a hugely exciting time as the business is at a relatively early stage of it's development and, as such, needs an individual who has the ability to identify new and sustainable solutions and then embed them in to a well invested and committed organisation.  There will be significant opportunities for personal stretch and longer term career development for someone who can demonstrate their ability to grow with the role.


  • Leadership of the full manufacturing team and responsibility for KPIs, CI and performance improvement. 
  • Engineering leadership including the development of capital cases and improvment projects.
  • SHE programme management across all aspects of the business.
  • General site management including Security, Services, and Waste management.
  • Management control, cost optimisation and continuous improvement of manufacturing performance.
  • Development of talent within the manufacturing teams to support the business goals, provide succession for the future and help make the business a great and safe place to work.
  • Ownership of personal development plan.


  • Interested in broad business activities and able to contribute to the wider agenda beyond the scope of just manufacturing.
  • Positive, committed, and adapatable individual who is able to work in an entrepreunerial environment.
  • Strong personal desire to succeed but not at that the expense of the broader team.  Someone who wants to see others in their team develop and succeed.
  • Organised and forward thinking – able to take on complex tasks and deliver them without excessive procrastination.
  • Project management experience including capital projects, improvement initiatives and safety related improvement.
  • Able to build relationships at all levels including internal and external.  Able to inspire and influence across a group of people.
  • Strong value set, able to lead by example, modelling the behaviours expected of others.

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