Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

Operations Manager, Bakery, Leicestershire

Location: East Midlands

County / State: Leicestershire

Job type: Permanent

Category: Manufacturing

Reference: DRB15323

Consultant: Dave Broadbent

Start date: Asap

Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 GBP per annum plus Benefits


This is a rare opportunity to have a major impact on a rapidly growing bakery business.

Job Description

This craft bakery business is undergoing a major growth phase and is looking for a top level food manufacturing professional to join the business as Head of Operations. With a multi-million pound investment underway and new customers in the retail sectorthis position will be key in delivering manufacturing and supply chain excellence. This role will report to the Managing Director and he is looking for someone with major manufacturing experience who can help drive the business forward without losing the traditional aspects of the craft bakery it is famous for. This is a difficult balance to strike but a rewarding role to take on with short-term gains to make and long-term strategy to develop.

Areas of responsibility will include:

  • Health and safety - ensuring a safe working environment for all team members
  • Technical Standards - ensuring the highest food safety and quality standards are achieved
  • Team development - creating a strong team with the right quality of people throughout the structure
  • Business strategy - working with the MD to align the operational strategy with the business strategy
  • Change management - driving major changes to deliver improved performance, mentoring site teams and championing learning and development
  • Innovation - understands how creativity and new product development can set the business apart and works closely with NPD to achieve this

In addition to the above this role will require someone with excellent commercial acumen who is able to work cross-functionally at different levels. You will have strong leadership and coaching skills, strategic thinking and an excellent grounding in operational delivery.

If you are interested in this opportunity then please send your CV today for consideration.

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REF. DRB15323 By Focus Management

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