General Manager – Role Description

Bathgate, West Lothian
26 Nov 2018
18 Dec 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Why Genius Foods?

Having struggled to find tasty gluten-free bread in the supermarket founder Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne spent three years creating the perfect, fresh gluten-free loaf. These bread recipes became Genius Foods in 2009, bringing normality and relief to many consumers following a gluten free diet across the UK. 

We’ve been instrumental in putting gluten-free on the map – but that’s only the beginning. As more and more people seek out great tasting gluten-free products we plan to offer them the best they’ll find, a growing range of mealtime choices that are lovingly created with both their lifestyles and their appetites in mind.
Genius is a GUTSY business with GUTSY employees with growing sales.

To continue our journey we are now looking for an experienced General Manager to lead our team at our main bakery site in Bathgate.

A leader looking for a new exciting challenge career move that will give you the opportunity to make a real difference and show us what you can do.
This is an opportunity to create a positive culture focusing on team work, accountability and continuous improvement. It’s all about leadership, the right attitude, drive and energy; someone able to create a positive working environment; with a ‘can do’ approach and inspire their team on the Genius journey.

General Manager – Role Description

The General Manager, has full accountability and leadership for the site including production, engineering, hygiene, process functions, its people, safe working environment and assets.
The focus of the role is to drive and motivate our people to achieve the most cost effective; high performance production facility with the highest quality that enshrines the Genius Gutsy culture and the health and safety of our people, consumers and products.

This “hands on” leader role is key to the overall success of Genius through the performance of its No1 bakery site contributing to our exciting business plan. 
The General Manager will report to the Operations Director, you will be part of the senior leadership team and as such be expected to contribute across the Genius business.

To be successful in this role we are looking for the following experience:

  • Over 10 years production leadership experience preferably in food
  • Demonstrable evidence of driving improved performance through strong leadership
  • Development of people and creating an engaging working environment. 
  • A “can do” leader who has evidence of making an impact and influencing the “bottom” line

To succeed as a Genius Leader you must be able to: 

  • Be Gutsy
  • Energises those around them
  • Never accepts it can’t be done
  • Inspires others to strive
  • Unites behind driving value
  • Sees what’s to be done and acts with pace.

This is a fantastic time to join our business as we continue to invest both in equipment and our people as we grow our brand and launch further innovative products to the UK and overseas markets.

For the successful candidate a highly competitive salary and package is on offer including a relocation package if required.

Application Process:

If you are interested in having an informal discussion to find out more please contact our retained consultant Alasdair Murray of Eden Scott directly on 0131 550 1117 or 07949 304 727

To apply please send a copy of your CV to

Please note all third party, direct and speculative applications / CVs will be forwarded to Eden Scott for consideration. 

Genius Foods is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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