General Manager / Head of Ops - Warehouse & Production FMCG

Halton Brook
11 Mar 2018
13 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

General Manager / Head of Ops - Warehouse & Production | Multi-Award Winning FMCG Brand
£55,000 - £60,000 + Pension + 40% Discount

++ We are looking for someone with first class organisational skills, ability to get their hands dirty when needed and also think strategically when necessary ++

Who we are:

We are a multi-award winning lifestyle FMCG brand created with a vision to take take our products to a mainstream lifestyle audience through exciting product innovation and exceptional taste and quality. This year, the business has grown rapidly to become the UK's second largest online brand.

In the last 2-3 years, we have won no less than six awards. On the back of this success and our continued rapid growth, we are now embarking on our next phase of expansion. We're offering the right candidate the opportunity to join a dynamic team in a successful business operating in a sector that is booming. It doesn't get much better than this!

The General Manager / Head of Ops Role:

As Head of Operations, you will have responsibility for all areas of our operation from our multi-faceted production facility to our pick, pack and despatch warehouse. This includes everything you would expect in a fast-paced multi-channel eCommerce and bricks and mortar business. You will possess exceptional man-management skills including the ability to motivate, inspire and lead. Experience gained throughout your career will mean you have bags of energy and experience to make this role your own. You must be able to operate at all levels from the shop floor to the boardroom.

We are looking for someone with first class organisational skills, ability to get their hands dirty when needed and also think strategically when necessary. You should be able to demonstrate your ability to a scale a business operationally and have the drive to match our ambitious growth. You will have an exciting challenge from day one which means only those who are looking to achieve something great in their next career move need apply. A passion for health and fitness as well as a real desire to work for an exciting consumer brand are essential.

Key Responsibilities:

+ Oversee the key areas of warehouse and production from end to end
+ Co-ordinate best-in-class ecommerce pick, pack and despatch
+ Drive improvements across all areas of the production of foods and snacks
+ Manage a number of teams to minimise churn and maximise productivity
+ Work out and implement standard operating procedures
+ To lead day to day operations through the teams, ensuring completion of work is accurate, efficient and cost effective to meet organisational plans within established budget and timescales. Recommend alternative work methods, procedures, controls and staffing when required and appropriate.
+ Implementation of business measures, new processes or strategies; create, implement and manage operational plans, assist in development of strategic plans for operational activity, liaising with senior management as appropriate.
+ Improve working environment and processes of organisation (continuous improvement), implement quality management and regulatory compliance strategies. Plan and control change; ability to implement and oversee change processes.
+ Prepare, revise and submit reports; forecast, monitor and control budgets within area of responsibility
+ To ensure robust performance management of the operations team; ensuring employee productivity whilst maintaining quality of work
+ To resource plan the operation, both short/medium and long terms ensuring that business initiatives / plans are taken into consideration along with key trends; structures / roles / objectives / responsibilities / schedules to be continuously reviewed to ensure these meet the site requirements.
+ Develop existing team members and implement robust succession plans
+ Develop and maintain a Health and Safety culture to ensure the well being of all employees, through constant monitoring, reviews of procedures
+ Improve and maintain compliance with all relevant legislation
+ Ensure that policies are applied and managed in a fair, consistent and transparent way
+ Oversee all labour budgets and operational personnel recruitment to a high standard
+ Improve processes, procedures and operational ways of working to optimise efficiencies in every area
+ Maintain effective regular communication across Supply Chain, Departments and ensure this cascades to team members

About You:

+ Ideal candidate will have a wealth of experience in the FMCG sector and have operated at a similar level in the past.
+ We need someone strong willed, personable, confident and extremely assertive.
+ Knowledge and understanding of the full process, including demand planning, technical, buying, warehouse, production, sales are a must have.
+ Ability to get involved in everything from ground up (Not just senior aspects)

You may have worked in the following capacities:
FMCG Manufacturing, Ops, Food Manufacturing, Site General Manager, Site Operations Manager, Food Production

Interested? Just Apply Below...

...But first a little formality. By applying you explicitly consent to us processing & passing your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. If your skills match the role you will hear back from us within 2 business days. If you have any pre-application questions please contact us quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.

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