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General Manager | Hereford Cattle Society c/o MorePeople

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7 Dec 2020

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General Management
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Food Manufacturing
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General Manager

The Hereford is one of the UK's oldest native beef breeds and as a result of over 200 years of selective breeding and the breed's attributes, these famous red-coated, white-faced cattle are now the worlds most recognised and iconic beef breeds. The Hereford Cattle Society was founded under the patronage of Queen Victoria in 1878 and has worked tirelessly since then to preserve the reputation and integrity of the brand within the agriculture and food sectors.

We are delighted to be working with the organisation and the council members to help find a new General Manager to lead the society through a period of positive change and development.

The Role:

The General Manager will be wholly responsible for the day to day running of the society and the management of the team in Hereford. They will help design the society's strategy and will ultimately be responsible for delivering it and the society's plans and goals as well as ensuring that the breed integrity is upheld at all times. This person will be the face of The Hereford Cattle Society and a true ambassador for the brand whilst helping to maintain and develop the society's relationships within the agricultural sector and the food industry.

The Candidate:

We are looking for an outstanding leader and man manager with the capability to not only manage the day-to-day but with the ability to help write and then deliver the strategy.

The right candidate will have an in-depth understanding of food and farming (preferably with knowledge of the meat sector) as well as having a proven ability to develop relationships and grow business.

Experience in dealing with retailers and the consumer market is important. We are looking for someone with a successful track record in senior leadership, general management or commercial management role.

In addition to being practical and down-to-earth, the right individual will have excellent administrative skills and an eye for detail as well as outstanding business acumen and good financial understanding.

Lastly, they will be well connected with excellent contacts in the agri-food sector, have excellent credibility and a reputation for delivering first-class service to all stakeholders.

To apply or for more information please call our retained recruitment partner, Guy Moreton of MorePeople on 01780 480530 or

MorePeople is working exclusively to carry out this exciting assignment. Any CVs sent to The Hereford Cattle Society directly will be forwarded to Guy to handle.


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience of working in the industry, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Graduates and Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

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01780 480530
Acanthus House
10a Belton Street
United Kingdom
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