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Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits Package
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13 Jun 2022

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Salary Details:Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits Package
Shift Details:5 over 7
Job Type:Full Time Permanent
Advertising End Date:23 May 2022

About The Role
Our manufacturing sites are demanding, ever changing and extremely fast paced. We are in the middle of major growth so all our leaders need to be entrepreneurial, be brave in their approach with strong leadership skills. It's their responsibility to ensure our sites are high performing, efficient and a great place to work. 

Reporting into the Head of Operations you will manage a team across Production, Technical, Engineering and Hygiene.

You'll also be responsible for:

  • Formulating and implementing the manufacturing plan to drive performance improvement
  • Building strong commercial relationships within the external manufacturing industry and working with trading, retail, logistics and supply chain partners to ensure improvement of financial performance and the manufacturing of products 
  • Developing and implementing the growth plan with both Morrisons and external customers including online
  • Create a strong customer service culture to ensure a high quality production line with the Morrisons brand 
  • Identify, develop and launch new product offers to meet customer needs
  • Define and deliver a plan to source raw materials at the right time and place
  • Listen to and inspire the whole team across your site, creating an inclusive culture
  • Motivate your teams to work well across all departments
  • Ensure you have the right people in the right place at the right time
  • Define and deliver improved financial, quality, service and people KPI's
  • Monitor site performance against KPI’s, identify areas for improvement and lead improvement initiatives for high performance and continuous improvement
  • Ensure compliance to contribute to outstanding product safety
  • Develop and deliver change programmes
  • Identify / develop automation plans to step change performance and reduce reliance on people
  • Deliver sales and profit in line with the business plan
  • Deliver CAPEX projects on budget

About You
As well as the ability to manage on a large scale you must also have...

  • Experience of Site Manager/Director level working for an FMCG Manufacturing business
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and industry expertise to run a world class operation
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to create a people driven culture, with a personable approach
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • The ability to drive performance improvement and be able to think outside the box in order to come up with new innovative ideas
  • The ability to build relationships with a broad range of stakeholders right up to Executive Board level
  • Analytical thinking
  • A sound commercial acumen
  • Ambition

In return you'll get competitive pay rates, car allowance, up to 6 weeks holiday (including bank holidays) and many benefits including a discount card for you (15%) and 2 more for friends or family members (10%) at Morrisons. We also offer company retirement saver, free life assurance and much more.

About The Company
From a Bradford market stall to the UK’s 4th largest supermarket chain and the UK's 2nd largest fresh food manufacturer. 

We are proud to be the Yorkshire food retailer serving customers across the UK at just under 500 stores and an online home delivery service. Our 18 manufacturing sites provide our customers with the freshest produce from flowers, fish and veg to burgers and bread, all delivered to our stores via our 6 distribution sites by our 2,000 strong fleet. 

Every week, 11 million customers pass through our doors and over 110,000 colleagues across the business work hard each day to deliver great service to them. We cover more than 11 million households with our service. With competitive, permanently low prices we are committed to helping our customers save money every day.

We are foodmakers and shopkeepers and #wemakemorrisons.


Foodmakers and Shopkeepers, together we make Morrisons.

Our over 120,000 colleagues work as one team in all kinds of roles across our stores, head office, manufacturing and logistics to provide great shopping experiences and fresh food from field to fork.

Our team of friendly faces works as one to provide shopping trips and a career experience you won’t find anywhere else.

Together we work the Morrisons way. Constantly looking to do things even better, we work in partnership with our communities, colleagues, suppliers and British farmers to provide our customers with the freshest food at great value for money.

Our people ‘Make Morrisons’. Our team spirit really is hard to beat. At the top of our game in all kinds of roles, we work as one team in our stores, distribution centres, manufacturing sites and Head office.
In return for looking after our customers, we look after our people with great perks, lots of career opportunities and the training and support everyone needs to be the best they can be.

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