Operations Manager


Excellent Salary + Benefits Package

Nicola Grainger
E: nicola@theovalpartnership.co.uk
T: 07730 432077

Our Client, a premium food manufacturer have an opportunity for an experienced Operations Manager to join their Senior Management team to provide leadership, motivate & inspire as well as help drive their business forwards.

This role will report into the Managing Director.





Key Responsibilities

  • To manage the Production Manager, Planning Manager and Technical Manager
  • To ensure the safety & quality of all products and services
  • To provide a full service to all our customers
  • To manage the Operational development of the production units
  • To manage the procurement & stock control
  • To ensure the above is performed within agreed financial targets
  • To ensure compliance to all standards required by law and our customers
  • To lead the Health & Safety of the bakeries
  • To maintain & improve product attributes and production efficiencies


Financial Responsibilities

Manage and be financially accountable for all Cost of Sales items including:

  • Purchasing of Raw material (Procurement)
  • Production Wages – Staff numbers & overtime
  • Packaging (Procurement & Purchase)
  • Distribution Costs
  • Technical costs
  • Factory Equipment purchase & maintenance


Management Responsibilities

Factory operation – staff management

  • Sourcing, recruitment and training of staff for Operation
  • Management of staff issues & facilities.
  • Manage wage budget through staff numbers & overtime
  • Drive manufacturing operation
  • Manage budget of spend on equipment & maintenance
  • Transport supply logistics


Customer management

  • Establish relationships with Supply Chain contacts at our customers
  • Ensure compliance to Customer specifications
  • Manage Customer visits and bakery tours
  • Manage customer KPI’s including complaints, Service level, non- conformances etc
  • Raw material & packaging
  • Overall sourcing of ingredients & packaging
  • Procurement and price negotiation with suppliers
  • Planning & logistics of supply – dealing with any unforeseen issues
  • Support technical with Technical compliance of raw materials & suppliers


Operational compliance

  • Technical compliance to audit standards (BRC or equivalent)
  • Health & Safety Compliance – Working with external provider for this service.
  • Social Responsibility Compliance.
  • Production planning to meet customer orders
  • KPI review & corrective action plan


New product development

  • Assist in sourcing of suitable suppliers for new product concepts
  • Develop process of manufacture with factory team
  • Establish price model for Labour in Product costing
  • Volume versus capacity management


Management review

  • Prepare & present monthly KPI’s to the Board
  • Develop & manage communication from Operation with full kpi reporting and analysis vs targets.
  • Value Engineering – Regularly review all suppliers, products and processes to ensure ‘best value at least cost’


To find out more about this exciting opportunity, please get in touch or apply with your details today.