Our client is an award-winning grower of soft fruit. An innovative and established force, they have created a dynamic and diversified infrastructure. With quality and customer satisfaction being the priority for this successful company, they are now looking to recruit an Operations Manager to strengthen the senior team.
Reporting to the owner, your main role will require you to oversee the packhouse, planning and distribution function of the business as well as leading and inspiring the team. Capturing data and working on KPI’s to improve the efficiencies of waste and labour management within the business as well as dealing with budgetary expenditure will also need to be your forte. Communication skills with be vital in this role as you will be required to liaise with trading, distribution, agency, finance and sales teams all across the board.
The ideal candidate will need to have previous experience working in an operation managerial role. This will be a challenging and hands-on position; drawing on a range of skills therefore you will need to have demonstrated effective man-management experience in a fast-moving 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 excellent financial and commercial awareness.
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 fresh produce is ideal.