Head of Operational Excellence

Drayton Partners
West Midlands Region
c£100,000 + benefits
Closing date
15 Dec 2021

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Food Manufacturing
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Company Description

Drayton are currently recruiting for a leading FMCG manufacturing business who are looking to appoint a Head of Operational Excellence. This is a fantastic opportunity to define the strategy, create the team, and build the function within a well-invested and well organised business.


Role Description

The key accountabilities include:

  • Develop and communicate the vision for the OpEx function and convert this into a tactical plan with clear accountable deliverables
  • Identify appropriate external partners who will facilitate in delivering the OpEx agenda.
  • Identify the necessary team structure to deliver the OpEx agenda and build an exceptional team of professionals, ensuring that the skills, competencies, and behaviours are aligned to the business agenda.
  • Work with the engineering function to support on the capital investment programmes to ensure that the OpEx approach is embedded in the design of technology.
  • Develop robust performance measurement tools and systems to ensure that the key metrics are delivering the expected results and to highlight areas that require further focus.


Person Description

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a high calibre FMCG manufacturing business, and will have designed and delivered a similar programme. The business can offer strong long term career opportunities.


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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