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Head of Operations

Protea Recruitment Ltd
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
£60k to £85k
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Contract Type
Operations, General Management
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Protea Recruitment is thrilled to unveil an exceptional new opportunity. We are collaborating with a well-known Food Manufacturer based in Edinburgh, who is seeking a Head of Operations to join their ranks. Whether you're seasoned in this role or seeking a step-up opportunity, if you desire complete autonomy, we want to hear from you. We're specifically seeking individuals with expertise in chilled products and experience collaborating with prominent food manufacturers. Don't hesitate to apply if you fit the bill!

Job title: Head of Operations

Sector: Chilled

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: £60k to £85k


  • Experience in Chilled/ Frozen/ High-Care food production senior management is essential
  • HACCP, food safety and hygiene
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving Skills
  • Have experience in driving change management and will be comfortable making tough decisions while upholding a strong set of behaviours and values.

Please note that all qualifying candidates will be receiving a more detailed job description. 

  • Support the managers to manage the day-to-day activities of Production, Warehousing, Quality, and Logistics.
  • Have commercial awareness when working on business strategies to develop plans to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Being able to balance strategic and operational priorities will be vital in this role, you’ll need to have a hands-on approach but know when to delve into the detail or when to retain a wider perspective.
  • Ensuring Compliance with external audits, i.e., BSI, BRC, Lion code, etc.
  • Monitor budgets and costs effectively.
  • Planning and controlling change by researching new technologies and alternative methods of efficiency.
  • Have an awareness and support teams with Health and Safety in departments.
  • Inspiring, coaching, developing, and mentoring your team to grow into a positive culture.
  • Your leadership will be positive motivation and goal setting, leading by example.

For more information about this vacancy, and to receive a more detailed understanding of this vacancy, please apply or contact Matt on 07815047819.


A fresh approach to recruitment

​With a direct approach to recruitment, we Focus on the Food | Drinks | and FMCG sectors.

Our company's success has been built on the understanding that every business and candidate is unique; partnering with our clients, we focus on the culture fit, which is as important as matching a candidate's skills.

 Working with SME and Blue-chip businesses, from factory start-ups to replacing critical positions, our tailor-made services offer a bespoke recruitment solution for Full-Time, Interim and Fixed Term Contracts, from mid-level to board-level recruitment across all recruiting disciplines. 

Recruiting across Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, EU, MENA, Africa, and other countries worldwide, we are the recruitment partner for you for the Food / Drinks manufacturing sector.

For your perfect job or hire, don't hesitate to contact or call Matt on 0131 378 2530


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Suite 18
4 Lochside Way, Park
Mid Lothian
EH12 9DT

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