Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

Bakery Operations Manager, Buckinghamshire

Location: South East

County / State: Buckinghamshire

Job type: Permanent

Category: Manufacturing

Reference: DRB15165

Consultant: Dave Broadbent

Start date: Asap

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 GBP per annum plus Pension


An Operations Manager is required for a growing artisan bakery in the Buckinghamshire area. Great growth plans and opportunity to grow a business.

Job Description

This bakery in Buckinghamshire operates a mix of plant bakery and artisan styles of production and supplies to the retail and foodservice sectors. It is growing rapidly with projections to double within the next 12 to 18 months.

Our client is looking for an Operations Manager, with a background in the bakery sector, to manage the efficient manufacturing of a range of products whilst meeting required standards of availability, yield, food safety and hygiene.

Reporting directly into the Managing Director you will sit alongside the Head of the Technical, Engineering, Finance and HR functions as part of the senior leadership team. You will have seven direct reports and around 70 indirect reports in manufacturing, distribution and supply chain.

Operating on a 24/7 basis you will ensure that all teams are being managed appropriately through their respective Team Leaders/Supervisors and be present at site when necessary to achieve this. A key part of this role is managing the team effectively, coaching and developing people's skills, inspiring the team to perform.

For this role we are looking for someone with the following profile:

  • Knowledge and experience in bakery manufacturing (preferably artisan)
  • Knowledge of the bread making process, plant and technology
  • Quality systems knowledge including HACCP
  • BRC experience and understanding of audit processes
  • Management experience in a food / FMCG environment
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Commercial understanding, cost improvements and budgets
  • Ability to improve processes and develop a creative culture

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a company in a phase of growth and to be the person to drive this forward. Send your CV today for consideration.

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REF. DRB15165 By Focus Management

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