Our client is one of the leaders in the fruit and vegetable sector and due to retirement they are looking for an Operations Manager to join their team.
The role will be to lead and develop an efficient manufacturing operation in line with the site plan and the business KPIs. Within this role you will have responsibility for the successful operation of the site, managing the entire process flow from intake through the production unit to despatch. The business is highly seasonal and as such the main operation will be running at full capacity 24-7 for July to September where additional labour will increase the headcount to over 120. For the rest of the year the site remains active but on a more consistent day shift pattern.
You will already have considerable production management experience within either, food manufacturing, fresh produce or another fast moving short shelf life sector. You will have passion and enthusiasm to drive the Continuous Improvement process to achieve better cost effectiveness, productivity, quality and hygiene whilst developing your team to perform and grow in their roles. You will be forward thinking in your outlook and yet be prepared to lead from the front when required.
It is essential that you have a positive outlook, with a can-do attitude and good communication and relationship building skills. You will be ambitious and willing to develop as an individual, to learn and progress further in to the role.
It will probably appeal to you if you are currently working in a food or fresh produce production environment, have 'learnt the ropes' but progression for you is restricted in your current business and you are ambitious to progress. This role will challenge you as the business is fast moving, dynamic and demanding. You will be responsible for a team of up to 120 operatives ensuring the product is prepared and packed on time, but most importantly that it is done to the budgeted cost.
This is a great job in a fast moving business for an ambitious and talented and production/operations manager.
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