Based in Braintree, Essex, AWM Potatoes Ltd is a small family business specialising in the Growing, Storing, Grading, Packing and delivering of potatoes all over the world.
Due to business growth, there is an immediate requirement for an experienced Operations Manager to join our business.
You will direct the day to day production and delivery activities, requiring strong leadership skills and the ability to develop and implement successful management strategies.
Oversee cost-effective production operation for a range of fresh potato products to supply the wholesale markets, ingredients to manufacturing and exporting all over the world.
Manage the consistent output of a team of 20 factory employees on a daily basis
Deliver to productivity targets within allocated budgets
Liaise with suppliers, customers, senior management and contractors
Distribute responsibilities across departments, building efficiencies and utilising available manpower to improve results
Conduct workforce training and development
Supervise a range of skilled and unskilled workers
Ensure quality controls and equipment maintenance programs are enforced
Develop, implement and enforce company Salsa standards in line with relevant legislation
Monitor and report on KPIs
Improve business processes
You will need:
Tertiary qualifications in management
At least 5 years’ experience in mid-sized manufacturing management
Proven leadership skills
Experience in negotiation and building relationships with suppliers
Computer skills and reporting experience
Motivation to drive continuous improvement processes and ensure that capacity is maximised
Ability to manage a dynamic and changing workforce, as well as being able to work extremely well under pressure
Dedication to the details, from budget management to locating inefficiencies
A demonstrated commitment to Salsa compliance
If you think you have what it takes, please send a resume and cover letter to Andrew Morton