Are you looking for an opportunity to play a hugely pivotal role in guiding a great UK Fresh Food Brand towards new heights in expansion, collaboration and consumer influence? If so, read on!
Poised for further major growth, our client is transforming their fresh food sector production and marketing in a select range of lines initially in the UK and with a strategic plan to expand internationally. They grow, process, pack and market a variety of fresh food that has been highly recommended by key nutritionists and the mainstream and trade press. All of their product ranges share the common element of top quality produce, fresh from the farms. And with the key commercial relationships they have with their customers, they understand what is core to their business – driving exceptional quality and production standards and strategic marketing plans, as well as new product development to remain highly innovate and invaluable to all of their consumers in an ever growing market sector.
Reporting to the Board, the Chief Operating Officer will work closely with the senior leadership team – including Marketing, Technical and Operations plus external stakeholders – being key retail personnel and various high level suppliers, to ensure the highest quality of product is “created” in perfect environmental and sustainable conditions.
The Chief Operating Officer will promote exceptional best practice within the whole business and complement these practices with leading senior level organisational skills. The primary purpose of the newly created role is to drive and support current and future business growth by being fully accountable for the manufacturing operation end to end. This specifically requires continual development of the operations and supply chain teams, processes and ways of working to adapt to ongoing positive change; enabling the broader business to achieve the strategic growth plans for the organisation.
The successful candidate will possess a great track record of leadership within the FMCG or/and associated sectors and ideally in a senior level operational aspect. You will have a demonstrated appreciation for the supplier/retail relationship and be able to run a multidisciplinary team within the context of FMCG. You will have a full remit of high level operational understanding on a growing/food manufacturing/operational perspective.
In addition, you will have a management style that is highly consensus-oriented, balanced, communicative, transparent, empathetic, and approachable.
There is the potential to buy into the business or/and for equity to be gained with the role.
To explore this hugely exciting opportunity, please submit your CV via this website or call Max MacGillivray on 01284 715055 for a confidential conversation quoting Ref: 05290MM