Production and Despatch Manager

Closing date
9 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Logistics, Operations, Production
Business Sector
Other Business Sector
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Production and Despatch Manager | Horticulture

Are you a strong and inspirational Manager? Would you like to lead a fun and fast-moving production team? If so, we want to hear from you.

About Our Client

Our client is a specialist Horticulture business who are committed to supplying an excellent standard of product to the sector in the UK. Although well established, they are also a growing business who frequently invest into both people and process and make customer service a real priority.

About the Job

Reporting into the Head of Operations you will be responsible for the hands-on management of both the despatch and production areas - leading a total team of around 100 people with a number of key Supervisors reporting into you. You will be responsible for monitoring KPI's such as waste, customer service levels, production flow as well as being involved in a number of process improvement projects and initiatives.

The Ideal Candidate

They are looking for a proactive, adaptive and hands-on Operations and Production Manager to support the busy function of the senior Manager in a range of tasks. You must be a real people person who is able to cultivate a fun yet productive environment with the ability to inspire and engage with the team; it is highly desirable you come with a track record of coaching and developing people. Ideally you will come from the horticulture sector but otherwise short shelf life / perishable goods experience is essential from the food or fresh produce sector.

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, please apply via the link and if you have any specific questions contact


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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