Head of Operations

CPA Recruitment
Bradford, West Yorkshire
£50k-£55k per annum
Closing date
9 Mar 2021

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Our client based in West Yorkshire is searching for Head of Operations to join their highly successful company. A well-known and respected food business, who have performed strongly during the pandemic have an urgent requirement in a senior role within the business.

You will need to manage and develop the operations teams and enhance the relationships and processes affecting the sales team and region in order to facilitate the creation and delivery of a profitable service to customers and so achieve the budget for the depot

The ideal candidate will be need to have experience in the key areas below:
• Ensure the profit budget target is met and exceeded by managing the commercial operation of the depot
• Drive operational efficiencies, service excellence and productivity in order to deliver a profitable service to customers and meet KPIs
• Exhibit the expected behaviours and standards of a people leader to recruit, engage and develop the capability of the team and generate the right customer service culture for their business
• Support and work with the sales division in order to ensure the development and retention of accounts, whilst maximising the commercial opportunities available
• Manage the relationships with the Central departments to enhance internal service standards and facilitate service through to the customer
• Ensure that good management practice and all processes are followed in order to ensure the health and safety of everyone on site
• Oversee that all legal regulations and company standards are adhered to at all times to ensure the compliance of the depot
• Accountability for ensuring the depot meets its multiple and varied targets
• Explore and decide on opportunities within the depot to develop advantages for the business and exceed on KPI targets
• Co-operate with all peers and line-reports for commercial gain and adapt to new ways of working
• Overall accountability for the site’s operation and its development
• To lead, develop and engage a large team in sometimes challenging circumstances

Personal Profile
• Proficient level of IT and ability to use such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
• Strong commercial awareness with the ability to fully understand budget and financial targets
• Experience of managing in a fast-moving warehousing and distribution environment
• Evidence of an effective track record of people management and leadership
• Understanding and evidence of being able to run a commercial operation effectively as well as an understanding of sales and the sales force
• Experience and understanding of the food service/distribution market place and running a distribution environment

Ref Code: FMW39533

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.


International specialists in the provision of practical recruitment and resourcing solutions, across every sector of the food and drink industry, CPA Recruitment is a name synonymous with quality and service, as well as being a business that’s justifiably proud of its well earned reputation.

Offering a global capability, we’re able to draw on an unrivalled wealth of in-house expertise and are clearly acknowledged as one of the market leaders in our field.

Highly respected in the food & drink industry, we are dedicated to building partnerships in business, with both clients and candidates that bring, mutual benefits to all parties, on a long term basis.

With twenty year’s experience, we have grown a talented team of consultants, whose knowledge and experience and expertise of the food and drink recruitment market guarantees that success will be at your disposal to achieve your recruitment objective.

We are renowned for providing bespoke solutions, with in-built flexibility and have a long and successful history of handling both UK and overseas assignments, at all levels, on behalf of a loyal and growing client base – ranging from global blue-chip organisations to independent enterprises.

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020 8203 1000
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE
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