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Head of Operations

Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Operations, Production, General Management
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Head of Operations | Food

Salary: £90k-£110k (potential flexibility for the right person)
Benefits: Car available + standard benefits

Are you an accomplished, proven Senior Operational leader with experience in overseeing either Food Manufacturing or Fresh Produce production sites? Do you have vast amounts of experience and a proven track record in implementing change, improving Operational performance, and seeing a business through growth? If you do, then we want to hear from you...

We are working closely with a well-established business who over the past several years have been working really hard to develop and build a solid foundation for growth. Therefore this role isn't about going in to affect major change from a cultural point of view, but it is about going in and helping further develop that and build on some solid work and optimising pending investment.

To provide insight, this role has come around, due to an indivdual deciding to leave to try something new and different for themselves. It is an exciting moment for the business where they feel someone with a fresh perspective and set of eyes could take this operation to the next level. You will be working very closely with the MD, and although guidance and vision will be a collective perspective, the autonomy to develop what you need, and resource provided, will be at the fore.

As Head of Operations, you will report to the Managing Director, overseeing all operational aspects of the business. Ultimately, this will be working at a strategic level, looking at efficiencies and productivity, and ensuring the highest yield is produced, whilst maintained cost-effectiveness for a lot of the major UK retailers. You will have all H&S, Engineering, Supply Chain and Production reporting in to you, and P&L responsibility and oversight for these.

What do you need?
  • Proven experience within a Senior Operational role within Food manufacturing or Fresh Produce
  • Ability to engage and motive all different levels of the workforce/team
  • Tangible examples of site development, improvements and handling of CAPEX projects.
  • Multi department management, including P&L experience and collaborative management.

How to Apply

If this sounds of interest, and want a confidential conversation, please apply via the link or email


MorePeople are a specialist recruitment business for the food, fresh produce, horticulture and agriculture industries. Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience in the industry, we’re a growing team comprising of a mixture of ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters passionate about the sector.

Offering a functional approach to recruitment, we have dedicated expert teams to assist in all roles across a business;

  • Commercial  
  • NPD
  • Operations
  • Technical
  • Growing
  • Agronomy
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • HR, Admin & IT
  • Rural Surveyors, Land Agents & Estate Managers

The team are committed to offering the best recruitment service for all professional roles within the sectors in which we operate.

Find out more on our website at or call us on 01780 480530.


Company info
01780 480530
Cherryholt House
Cherryholt Road

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