Our client is Scotland’s leading producer of Soft fruit. An innovative and established force, they have created a dynamic infrastructure, producing a range of fruit and vegetable crops for major UK retailers. With quality and customer satisfaction being the priority for this successful company, they are now looking to recruit an experienced Operations Manager to strengthen the fruit operations team.
- Responsible for all seasonal work force during picking / planting season.
- Setting up worklists on daily basis for work to be carried out.
- Working with Fruit manager to ensure that enough workers are in place to cope with the seasonal profile of specific work to be carried out
- Working in conjunction with fruit manager to provide accurate tonnage forecasts available to pack/sell based on weather and quality both daily and weekly.
Overseeing all planting operations of Strawberries and Raspberries.
Making sure this is being done efficiently and to a high standard.
Overseeing all plant husbandry operations throughout the season.
Must have experience within the soft fruit sector.
People skills are essential, preferably with experience of working with large numbers of people.
Be able to work off own initiative in setting teams up.
Good communication skills are essential.
Good motivational skills.
The ideal candidate will need to have previous experience working in an operation managerial role. This will be a challenging position; drawing on a range of skills therefore you will need to have demonstrated effective man-management experience in a large scale production environment.
The successful applicant will not only be a natural people manager and a confident leader but a great communicator with the will to drive and develop the operations team. You must also be an innovative thinker, making key decisions with a strategic focus, as well as having financial and commercial awareness.
Remuneration and Benefits
Very attractive salary for the right candidate.
House could be provided (if required)
Company 4 x 4 vehicle
Progression opportunities to reach board level for the right candidate.
This really is a fabulous opportunity, for anyone looking for that next step in their career and a more Operational challenging role. Previous experience within soft fruit is preferable.
Don’t delay, get your application ASAP via. this website quoting ref: 5738IR