Our clients are a market-leading fresh sector business in Australia, dedicated to providing the finest quality fresh produce from the field to the factory. Their commitment to excellence has made them a trusted supplier to supermarkets and foodservice suppliers nationwide. With a diverse product portfolio that includes prepacked salads, vegetables, deli salads, and fresh-cooked beetroot and potatoes, they are constantly expanding to meet the evolving demands of our growing business.
We are seeking a highly experienced General Manager to lead the management of national supply chain for fresh produce. As the General Manager, you will report to the Chief Supply Integration Officer and will be responsible for overseeing the entire process, from farm to factory – ensuring that products meet the highest quality standards and reach customers efficiently. This role involves site management of various farms and coordination of more than 1,000 dedicated individuals across Australia. You will have a excellent understanding of the salads sectors to make a successful of this role.
- Supply Chain Management: Oversee the end-to-end supply chain, including crop planning, harvesting, processing, and distribution, to ensure seamless operations and on-time delivery.
- Farm Management: Manage and collaborate with the network of farms across Australia, ensuring they meet production goals while maintaining the highest quality and sustainability standards.
- Team Leadership: Lead a large and diverse team, providing clear direction, coaching, and support to achieve operational excellence.
- Quality Assurance: Implement and maintain quality control processes to ensure that their fresh produce consistently meets or exceeds industry and regulatory standards.
- Continuous Improvement: Identify and implement strategies for process optimization, cost control, and operational efficiency.
- Stakeholder Engagement: Build and nurture relationships with suppliers, customers, and industry partners to strengthen their market position and drive growth.
- Budget Management: Develop and manage budgets, ensuring cost-effective operations while maintaining the highest product quality.
- Compliance: Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and safety standards.
- Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, Business Management, or a related field would be preferred
- Proven experience in supply chain management within the fresh produce or agribusiness industry is required and majoring on the salad sectors
- Strong leadership skills with a track record of managing large teams.
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
- Strategic thinker with a focus on continuous improvement.
- Knowledge of sustainable farming practices and industry trends.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
- Full sponsorship for VISA requirements is on offer
- Relocation expenses covered.
- Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses.
- Health and wellness programs.
- Employee development and training opportunities.
- A chance to be part of a dynamic, innovative, and fast growing organisation.
Join our client’s team and play a pivotal role in the success of their market-leading fresh sector business. If you are a dedicated and visionary leader with a passion for fresh produce and supply chain management, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity with our award wining client.
To apply, please submit your resume via this website or call Max MacGillivray on +44 (0) 1284 715055 quoting Ref: 05698M.
Please note that this opportunity is only valid for candidates that fit the role profile and have working experience in the UK/Europe.