General Manager

East Anglia
Six figure base salary + Benefits
18 Jul 2019
18 Aug 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Company Profile

We're recruiting on behalf of a well-regarded food manufacturer.  They're an ambitious and driven organisation and encourage individuals to use initiative whilst retaining accountability.  Overall, they've managed to create a culture that places people first and encourages a collaborative working environment.

Role Profile

This is an exciting opportunity that goes beyond the usual bounds of a General Manager role.  As well as managing the medium and long-term demands of the manufacturing operation (end-to-end) this role also requires a strategic perspective on the longer-term development of the whole manufacturing footprint.  As a result, the successful candidate will need to have the strategic experience to demonstrate that they can manage a fast-paced operational environment coupled with the intellect to devise strategic projects aimed at managing growth and cost.  Key responsibilities include:

i) Responsibility for the long-term vision and objectives of the manufacturing operation.

ii) Leadership responsibility for a multi-functional team and a large indirect team.

iii) Strategic responsibility for safety, quality and cost.  Creating robust objectives and tactics to deliver the requirements of the business.

iv)   Maintaining and developing a culture of empowerment and entrepreneurialism at all levels of the organisation.

Person Profile

The successful candidate will have operated at a senior level within a food/FMCG environment.  They will be intellectually sharp with the ability to quickly assimilate large amounts of information and devise strategic action plans, ideally gained from experience within a blue-chip environment.  In addition, they will have excellent interpersonal skills and will be able to communicate at all levels of the organisation.  In return, the business offers a fantastic salary and benefits package with the opportunity for future career progression.

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