General Manager

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
£130,000 to £155,000 per annum
Salary Description:
�130,000 - �155,000 + 20% bonus + car/allowance �6,500 + relocation + phone/laptop + pension + famil
ATA Recruitment
Job Ref:
SA/AB1 - 18112011/2

General Manager

* �130,000 - �155,000 basic salary
* Company bonus based on targets - 20% of basic salary
* Company car or car allowance - up to the value of �6,500
* Relocation assistance available
* Phone and laptop
* Matched pension, family health cover and life assurance
* 26 days' leave + 8 Bank Holidays

The candidate will ideally be located: London, Home Counties, M25

This fast-paced and dynamic food manufacturing business based in central London is experiencing astronomical growth and as part of a strategic decision, they now need to strengthen the senior leadership team by recruiting a General Manager to join the company. The organisation has a strategic plan to increase sales, improve efficiencies and to increased EBIT over the next four years and part of this growth will come from the operation facility.

With over 20 years of trading, this business has a lot of practices and procedures in place however, a large proportion of them are not being enforced and utilised to its full potential. Therefore, the new General Manager will have full control and autonomy to make the necessary changes as they see fit and to introduce new and improved practices.

The successful General Manager will have a dual role where you will play an integral part in the overall company vision and strategy, as well as being hands-on with the senior management team. It's vital the successful person has the strength of character to drive operational changes as well as having a proven track record in managing large and complex teams through change.

The General Manager's role will be as follows:

* Complete ownership of the operational strategy and operations department for a food manufacturing business
* Manage and lead a team of 450 permanent staff with an additional 200 temporary agency labour
* To play an active part in setting and managing goals and objectives with the senior management team
* Ensure departmental KPI's are met and to outline training programmes to upskill the teams
* Provide hands-on leadership, guidance and mentoring to all team members within the department
* Resource planning and full analysis of staffing levels, labour control and to ensure profitability within the department
* To lead and promote all projects related to H&S, continuous improvement, lean, engineering, operations and hygiene
* Departmental P&L control, manage operational budgets and cost-saving initiatives across the site
* Analyse current KPI's and metrics related to OEE, scrap, waste, H&S, labour and OTD
* Review and improve engineering spend and TPM/PPM
* Identify, create, present and lead all CapEx justification, analysis and payback
* Reporting on operational KPI's on a monthly basis to the Board of Directors
* Ensure the site maintains BRC accreditations and all internal and external audits

The ideal General Manager will have a combination of the following:

* Experienced General Manager, Manufacturing Director, Factory Director, Plant Director, Site Director or Operations Director background
* Must have worked in the food, food & beverage or food manufacturing sector
* Experienced in hygiene and food standards
* Proven and evident track record in lean and continuous improvement
* Experienced in managing large and complex teams within the food manufacturing sector

The benefits:

Alongside a fantastic remuneration package, you will be working for a market leading food business where you will have the backing fro

Contact Details:
ATA Recruitment
Tel: 0116 216 7000
Contact: Ajay Bhella

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