- Leadership of a key manufacturing site
- Excellent opportunity to work for a market leading brand
About Our Client
Bernard Matthews is a British farming and food products business that has been a market leader and household name for decades. Specialising in turkey products working with 56 farms throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire farming nearly 7 million turkeys each year. An integrated agricultural business. Bernard Matthews now employs over 2,000 people and is a key supplier of Turkey across the UK. Be it in branded, retailer brand or direct to foodservice. Bernard Matthews are proud to manufacture frozen and cooked meat products to nearly all UK distribution channels, major retailers and catering groups.
Reporting into the MD, key responsibilities will include:
Key outputs include delivering the manufacturing plan within agreed cost, quality & service parameters. Accountable that Financial, Operational, Legal, Ethical and Functional KPIs are achieved in line with budgeted / forecasted requirements.
Providing robust and inspirational leadership to c1,200 staff in Operations, to include Technical, Health & Safety, Engineering, Finance; To develop and implement medium and long-term strategies in line with the overall Group strategies to ensure the sustainable delivery of business vision, goals, and objectives.
Ensuring continuous improvement across all areas, devise and deliver site plans, working with the leadership team to deliver site strategy and transformation. Promoting an environment where teamwork, open communication and delivery is maintained.
The Successful Applicant
Prospective candidates will have relevant FMCG experience, ideally from food manufacturing, as well as understanding of manufacturing excellence processes and techniques. You will have a demonstrable track record of success in significant operational leadership roles and ideally within a transformation environment. Leading and developing a large workforce in dynamic and commercial environment, with the ability to multi-task and engage with the team.
Of equal importance are strong leadership skills, the ability to prioritise workloads in a fast-paced environment. In addition, you will have outstanding interpersonal and presentation skills that will enable you to build relationships based on integrity, trust and respected financial judgement. You will be confident in communicating and translating operational matters to the business and Shareholder as required.
What's on Offer
Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.
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