Multi-Sector Provider of Bespoke Recruitment Solutions Home > Jobs > Head of Operations – Food Manufacturing Just FMCG are recruiting for a Head of Operations for this creative, entrepreneurial multi-award winning group based in London. Lead the end to end supply chain to ensure that our production, purchasing and sales fulfilment processes are finely tuned working together to deliver the right inventory at the right time in the right place. Ensure our suppliers are on our side, delivering the best service and that we have the capacity we need. This is a role with P&L responsibility on an operational spend of £3m p/a across raw materials & product, transport, warehousing and production. This is an opportunity to build the very fabric of the business and make an indelible mark. About us We’re a creative, entrepreneurial multi-award winning group intent on bringing moments of pleasure into our customer’s world, and that of their shopper’s. We were founded with a single thought: simplify the process of sourcing and delivering the very best confectionery and snacks in the market. We respond to our customer’s demands for: access to great confectionery suppliers; a flow of new ideas; a reliable supply chain; the best quality and value to satisfy their shoppers; a simplified supply process – one point of contact. Today we manage a product portfolio worth over £40m at retail including our award-winning challenger confectionery brand. We support best in class manufacturers across the UK, Europe and US to work with all the UK Majors in the private label space. Knowledge & Experience Strong background in an FMCG supply environment; previous exposure to third party manufacturing is a definite advantage A track record of team leadership and delivering across the end to end supply chain is essential Experience of different packaging types and production technologies a definite advantage Experience of edible expiry based products a definite advantage A degree is not essential but preferred; either way you need to be super smart, very numerate and able to pick up new ideas and concepts quickly Excellent project management and prioritisation skills – you have an intrinsic feel for time, a logical approach to what may need to be done to pull it off, and how long things will take. You can pick the best path through the battlefield to deliver the best outcome Understand how to read and present data to make it meaningful to people who are a lot less close to it than you Strong Excel and Powerpoint skills are a must Believe the phone is the best tool you have after yourself and your computer Believe that people make strategy happen Who You Are… Outgoing with a sense of fun; able to use your personality and gravitas to influence people to ensure they come through for you when the chips are down or when you want them to be as excited and passionate as you are about a new idea Receptive and reflective to new inputs – able to project ahead and adapt your current path Calm under pressure and able to juggle many balls Proactive with bags of initiative; if something can be made better you actively challenge the status quo and show how it can be improved Proud of what you output – you believe in the inherent worth of a well-presented Excel document vrs a purely functional one that just does the job Love change and constant evolution in a fast-moving pressured environment Love self-learning and improvement If you would like to learn more about this fantastic opportunity, please apply and we will get in touch. Take your first step with Major Recruitment Major Recruitment, 16a Market Avenue, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 2BB.