General Manager

Branston Potatoes
Excellent benefits and salary potential
10 Jun 2017
21 Jun 2017
General Manager An exciting opportunity has arisen at Branston Potatoes in Somerset. We're looking for a talented General Manager with considerable senior level experience within the fresh food industry. The Role To lead, motivate and develop the direct reports (QA Manager, Site Manager, Maintenance Manager, HR Manager and Procurement Manager) Indirectly responsible for approximately 90 operatives on the factory floor Overall responsibility for site Health and Safety Management Engagement with local growers (some experience desirable) Overall responsibility for operational efficiencies e.g. waste reduction, downtime & yields This individual will encourage a culture of Continuous Improvement throughout operations whilst encouraging, implementing and executing lean manufacturing tools on the factory floor. They will be required to take complete ownership of regular reporting of manufacturing KPI’s. Key Skills Collaborative style to man management Team development Delegation Strategic thinker Commercial awareness Decision maker Organisational skills Results orientated Time management Work well cross functionally – excellent communication skills High energy levels required – to resonate on the factory floor across all shifts Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, capable of gaining respect and trust by all, recognising sensitivities from Senior Management to those at the shop floor. Excellent customer relationship building skills, there will be customer interface during visits. Knowledge of Tesco PIU standards is essential. Experience Produce experience is not essential, however they must have worked within a fast paced chilled food environment Current/recent strong relationships in place with Retailers Leadership experience within a manufacturing environment This job was originally posted as