Operations Manager

Nr Cardiff, South Wales
A basic of around £70k + a generous bonus..
26 Jun 2018
26 Jul 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Operations Manager

Nr Cardiff, South Wales

Why just be any old Operations Manager when you can be the Operations Manager? Move to FEI and instead of being a cog in the machine you’ll be an indispensable part of our entire business. A driver and a dynamo all rolled into one.

It’s a fantastic time to join FEI, a food business with fifteen years’ experience and three sites. Business is flourishing: our market-leading range of microwave rice pouches are flying off the shelves both in the UK and in Europe. To keep pace with the demand, we’ve invested in a state-of-the-art new plant in Llantrisant, near Cardiff. And that’s where you come in.

A site to behold

When people step into our new site, they’re impressed. This is a highly automated, hi-tech environment, bespoke to our business. But as you know only too well, even the very best equipment doesn’t run itself. That’s why we need someone like you to oversee our entire operation. 

You’ll report directly to the General Manager and lead a four-strong team of Shift Managers who drive production round the clock. You’re arguably the most important person on site – and, if things go awry outside the 9-5, the most important person off site too. The buck stops with you. And when it does, you’ll figure out how to get it started again. If you’re the kind of person who loves tweaking, troubleshooting and heading off problems before they arise, you’ll be in your element here.

Your experience

We’re open minded about your background but this would definitely make a great move forward for someone who’s worked in an operations management role with a bigger, blue chip food production brand. You’ll almost certainly need experience of working with new lines or in an automated plant that’s had major capital investment. You have an enquiring, engineering brain but, equally, you’ve shown you can confidently manage people and processes too.


It’s a sizeable role, with equally sizeable rewards. We’re offering a basic of around £70k + a generous bonus, a pension, a car allowance, healthcare for you and your family and, if you need it, help to relocate to this beautiful part of south Wales.

To find out more about this career-changing opportunity, you can talk (in confidence) to our retained consultant Tom Apperley on 0208 004 8411 or email tom@harperanderton.com. 



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