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Operations Director

Zest Recruitment
South West England
£70000 - £90000 per annum
Closing date
24 Feb 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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A great opportunity has become available to to join an ever growing food company based in the South West as an Operations Director. This is a brand new position for the business and they want someone to come in shape the companies profitability, quality and improve the company culture.

This will be a key new role for the business and previous food experience at a senior level is a must. The ideal candidate will have experienced working for both a Blue chip manufacturer and a smaller business but with evidence of growth in terms of turnover and levels of staff.

You will need to have previous P&L management experience and also strong stakeholder. You will ideally have previous project management experience and be able to show a strong track record of high growth within the food industry.

The main responsibilities of the role will be to:

- You will be required to drive excellence in quality and food safety at all times as the quality of the product is hugely important to the business

- You will come in and create a continuous improvement schedule with the main drive to look at improving engagement levels and also to increase savings

- You will need to have strong people management experience, strong CI experience and a good knowledge of health and safety will also be needed to be successful in this role

- Part of the role will see you look at the team structure to help with the companies growth plans

The ideal candidate will:

- Have 5 plus years experience of working as an Operations Director or a similar role in the food industry

- Have strong experience in business growth, CI, improving sales and company growth and more

- Any food related qualifications such as a Food degree, Six Sigma, Green belt or anything similar would be advantageous

If this role sounds of interest to you then please get in touch with Nick @ Zest on 0117 3252 999 or

As you know over here at Zest we like to do things properly and always want to keep you, the candidate in the loop. Applying to this 'one of a kind' role you give Zest permission to hold your information. If you want to know more about how Zest look after your personal information please visit our privacy policy on the website


A recruitment company where every job counts.

We understand that recruitment companies often get a bad press. So, here at Zest we are bringing a refreshingly new and different approach to food and drink manufacturing recruitment. Unlike others we aim to be the recruitment company that makes sure it can be counted on at every step of the recruitment journey: every person, every job, every time.

Zest specialise because you do, and our team are dedicated to the following areas:

  • Technical & quality
  • NPD
  • Operations & production
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Senior Appointments
  • Hygiene
  • Interim
  • Graduates

Our aim is simple, to link talented individuals with talented businesses, and we achieve this by taking a structured and industry leading approach to every step of the process.

Zest, where every job counts. 

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01780 483999/ 011732 52999
United Kingdom
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