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Managing Director

Silven Recruitment Limited
£80000 per year + package
Closing date
5 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
General Management
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Role: Managing Director

Industry: Food Manufacturing

Location: Faversham

Salary: £80,000 + package


Job Reference: LM/16061


About the Role


In this newly created role, the Managing Director will provide strategic, commercial, and operational leadership and drive forward ambitious growth plans. The MD will play a key role in scaling up production at the site without compromising on quality, whilst scoping out new potential production locations locally in Kent to support future expansion.


To be successful in the role it is expected that the Managing Director will normally be present onsite Monday to Friday, when not attending off-site meetings and industry events.


This role offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional development with the potential for future career growth both at this company and within the wider Group.


Key Responsibilities


  • Deliver and develop the strategic business plan, with a focus on business growth and

continuous improvement.

  • Working closely with the Group Financial Director, take responsibility for overall financial performance including maximising profit and managing
  • Apply sales and marketing knowledge and business acumen when taking commercial
  • Work with the Group Head of People to drive culture change and foster a high-performance culture with an engaged, collaborative team.
  • Lead, mentor and coach a small management team in Production, Technical & Quality, with operational management responsibilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Service and Procurement team members.
  • With the support of the Group’s People team, assess resource needs, manage wage budgets and oversee the annual salary
  • Support the recruitment, onboarding and retention of high-quality new
  • Resolve any escalated customer, supplier, product or people
  • Champion the food safety culture and work with the Technical and Quality team to maintain the AA BRC grade.
  • Take overall responsibility and accountability for Health and Safety.




  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in a manufacturing
  • 2 years at Commercial Director or Managing Director
  • Demonstrable track record of driving change in a growth
  • Commercial and entrepreneurial, with a business owner
  • Financial awareness with data analysis and problem-solving
  • People-focused, able to build trust, lead positive culture change and develop effective working relationships at all levels.


The Silven team is full of passionate, committed and personable people, who have built their careers recruiting into their specialist markets.

We’ve developed many long standing client and candidate relationships along the way; mainly because we delight in helping companies to realise their plans and in assisting candidates to advance their careers.

If you are a client or candidate seeking advice and a service based on experience and knowledge of your market, we’d love to hear from you. Contacting us could be the best thing you do today.

Company info
0845 0036872
Clarence House
4 Clarence Street
Greater Manchester
M2 4DW

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