Operations Manager

Operations Manager

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