Head of Operations – Luxury Food Brand Ref: 13702

Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

We are a fast growing, profitable, branded fine food business with more than 10 years of strong and consistent year on year growth, aiming to become the world leader in Truffle Products.

We are seeking to appoint a Head of Operations to take the business to the next stage in our exciting development plans.

Role Info:

Head of Operations – Commencement September 2020
Cirencester, Gloucestershire | Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

The Head of Operations Role:

From our UK base in the Cotswolds, we manufacture a range of branded truffle products. We supply direct to consumers, and to food service and retail channels in all the major international marketplaces.

Reporting to the CEO, you will take full responsibility for the Operational function of the business, leading our excellent team of managers and helping them to progress their careers and departments further by introducing new systems, cost effective operational practices and efficiencies.
Reporting Departments; Production, Dispatch, Quality Control, Logistics and Administration, Purchasing and Stock Control
Budget; Annual cost budget of £5million+, with a direct team of 30+ employees

Key Accountabilities:

+ Lead the development and implementation of the overall operations strategy
+ Develop and lead a cohesive operational management team to ensure effective delivery of production, projects and business improvements
+ Optimise efficiency with respect to logistics of finished goods and stock movements across our 3rd party locations and international warehouses and ultimately to our customers
+ Devise, plan, implement and validate new initiatives that improve standards, efficiency, costs and timely production
+ Address the challenges of exporting food products to more than 20 countries globally
+ Develop and distribute a regular Operations Management reporting pack, working closely with finance and sales departments to explain business performance
+ Develop, monitor and strive to optimise Key Performance Indicators across the business
+ Ensure compliance with all international regulations and quality standards
+ Create a quality control culture within the organisation ensuring BRC is delivered
+ Improve well-being in the workplace, striving to deliver a healthy and safe workplace environment for the benefit of all employees

Skills & Experience:

+ Strong experience in a food manufacturing facility in an operational or production management role
+ Sound knowledge of production, quality control, logistics, and/or supply chains, plus health and safety
+ Strong leadership and demonstrable people management, development and team building skills
+ Proven budget responsibility plus strong ability to identify and deliver cost savings together with a programme of continuous improvement
+ Ability to effectively communicate at all levels – both verbally and in report writing, with good attention to detail
+ Commitment to Quality and Health and Safety
+ Strong negotiating skills,
+ Excellent Change & Project Management skills
+ Educated to degree level or equivalent
+ Good IT skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint; experienced in use of MRP or ERP systems
+ Current drivers’ licence

Remuneration:

+ Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
+ Fast track career progression for the right candidate

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