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Operations Director

Drayton Partners
East Yorks / NE Lincs
£six figure package
Closing date
12 Apr 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Reporting to the Managing Director, this is an leadership level position. You will be instrumental to the success of the business through the design and delivery of a robust manufacturing strategy linked to the commercial objectives of the business.

Salary: £Excellent base + STIP + Package

Location: East Yorkshire/North East Lincs

  • Deliver the fundamentals through tight control and delivery of target KPIs.
  • Drive sustainable and fundamental improvements in operational performance, based on quality, service, safety, and cost.
  • Improve standards across the following areas of the business: Health & Safety, Quality, Service, Product Development.
  • Ensure the delivery, on time and in budget, of capital projects.
  • Ensure the delivery of the Manufacturing strategy.
  • Ensure the Operations function delivers agreed business priorities and major business and functional initiatives.
  • Deliver improved capability in innovation and engineering, focusing on talent development. Coach, develop and lead a diverse team of operational professionals ensuring that the skills, competencies, and behaviours are cultivated to support the future growth opportunities.
  • Work with colleagues across the business supporting wider initiatives where appropriate.
  • Create a deep-rooted culture of 'can-do'. Play an active and decisive part in the overall leadership of the business. Challenge peers and the wider business to reach further and contribute towards creating a high performance culture across the business.

Personal attributes 

  • Substantial experience leading and inspiring sizeable teams, preferably within a fast-paced, food or FMCG environment.
  • A commercially astute operational leader with a strong focus on the customer and consumer.
  • Strong financially with excellent budgetary, forecasting and future planning skills.
  • Experience of managing capital programmes and strong project management mind set.
  • Sharp intellect and well developed analytical and critical reasoning skills.
  • Strong leadership, coaching, development and change management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High levels of drive, energy and resilience.
  • Must be commutable to the East side of Yorkshire / North Lincs.



Drayton Partners provides bespoke senior management recruitment solutions to the Food and Drink, Consumer Goods and Retail sectors. The combination of our industry experience and powerful network ensures that we are able to reach further. We recruit across a number of disciplines within operations, commercial and central functions, primarily at senior manager, director and executive level. We build long-term relationships based upon our open communication style and the commitment we show to both clients and candidates.

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