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Operations Manager

Blue Spark
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Operations, General Management
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a high- performing challenger brand that create delectable products for foodie consumers who love to stretch their tastebuds but also care about nutrition and nature positive farming. This brand supplies a range provides products into the major retailers, OOH and direct to the consumer. On an inspiring journey to expand the volume and breadth of their business with new revenue streams in the works, they need a new addition to their team – a superstar in the making – an amazing, purchasing / supplier focused Operations Manager.


The Role

Reporting to the Head of Supply Chain, you will be an integral part of the business and support the smooth running of the operation with a broad remit that covers purchasing, supplier sourcing and management, as well as delivering key projects for the business. You’ll be building strong partnerships with suppliers, reviewing and optimising prices, negotiating the best margins and ensuring that there is always enough inventory.

You’ll also source suppliers for fabulous new ingredients as well as packaging that delivers on functionality as well as sustainability. 

With the business growing at pace, you will need to be fully prepared with your impeccable forecasting skills when working with your suppliers. You will also work closely with the wider team to support with projects like launching new products or packaging formats as well as working with your manufacturing partner to optimise processes.


The Person

This position requires a bright and enthusiastic Operations professional who has purchasing / buying experience with the vision and ambition to help deliver the growth plans for this successful brand. You will need previous experience within the UK food manufacturing industry, ideally with a branded business, where you have gained an understanding of procurement and supplier management.

You will be able to demonstrate how you have delivered outside-the-box ideas to achieve success, understanding how to adapt your expertise into a high-growth business. Commercially minded, with an innovative approach and the ability to effectively manage, influence and engage key stakeholders at all levels. Your communication and organisation skills will be second to none as you’ll be in regular liaison with internal colleagues as well as a diverse customer and supplier base. Most importantly, you are keen to work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment and have the tenacity to drive solutions. 

Although this is a permanent position, it also be considered on a temp to perm basis.


If you're ready to take the spotlight, then please apply now or call Dhrutee on 07710 137 110 for more information.


Ref: F6756


Due to the large number of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to thoroughly review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application within 5 working days, however if you have not heard from us within this timeframe, we are sorry to say your application for the role has not been successful. To support you in showcasing your best self, we make sure that any necessary accommodations, whether physical or non-physical, are provided to assist you throughout the job application and interview process. 

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.




Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection

• Advertised Search

• Executive Search

• Database Search

• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Company info
0345 2600 737
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL

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