Chief Operating Officer

Australia - Gold Coast
To attract the best!
01 Jun 2018
15 Jun 2018
Board, COO
Contract Type

The Most Exciting Chief Operating Officer Role in the International Food Sectors in Recent Years…

Are you looking for an opportunity to play a hugely pivotal role in guiding one of the Fresh Food sectors' most forward thinking businesses towards new heights in expansion, collaboration and consumer influence?

Poised for further major growth, our client is transforming fresh sector production and marketing in a select range of fresh product lines in Australia and surrounding country areas. They grow, pack and market a variety of salad, meal kits/bowls, value-added vegetables, prepared deli salads and other associated products. All of their product ranges share the common element of top quality produce, fresh from the farm. And with the key commercial relationships they have with their customers, they understand what is core to their business – driving exceptional quality and production standards and strategic marketing plans, as well as new product development to remain highly innovate and invaluable to all of their consumers in an ever growing market sector.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Chief Operating Officer will work closely with the senior leadership team – including Marketing, Technical and Operations plus external stakeholders – being key retail personnel and various high level suppliers, to ensure the highest quality of product is “created” in perfect environmental and sustainable conditions.

The Chief Operating Officer will promote exceptional best practice within the whole business and complement these practices with leading senior level organisational skills. The primary purpose of the newly created role is to drive and support current and future business growth by being fully accountable for the manufacturing operation end to end. This specifically requires continual development of the operations and supply chain teams, processes and ways of working to adapt to ongoing positive change;  enabling the broader business to achieve the strategic growth plans for the organisation.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Extensive experience of leading either a food manufacturing site/business units including full P&L responsibility or from associated industry sectors. 
  • Prestigious operations background with the ability to create further success for a success driven business based in Australia near the Gold Coast.
  • Inspirational leader of your teams with a collaborative leadership style and the ability to demonstrate gravitas

The successful candidate will possess an exceptional track record of leadership within the FMCG and/or other associated sectors and in a senior level operational aspect. You will have a demonstrated appreciation for the supplier/retail relationship and be able to run a multidisciplinary team operationally.

You will have a full remit of high level operational understanding on a growing/food manufacturing/operational perspective and be strategically upper quartile in long-term business planning. In addition you will have a management style that is highly consensus-oriented, balanced, communicative, transparent, empathetic, and approachable.

To explore this very exciting opportunity, please submit your CV via this website or call Max MacGillivray on +44 (0) 1284 715055 for a confidential conversation quoting Ref: 4839M