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Head of Operations, Ashford, United Kingdom

Protea Recruitment New role: Job Title: Head of Operations Industry: FMCG Product: Food Location: Kent Package: £90k - £120k


  • Experience in High-Care food production management desired

  • HACCP, food safety and hygiene

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving Skills

  • Have experience in driving change management and will be comfortable making tough decisions while upholding a strong set of behaviours and values.

  • Be capable of successfully transitioning from the factory floor to the boardroom, demonstrating good commercial awareness and the ability to contribute to wider business initiatives.


  • Support the Middle-level Managers to manage the day-to-day activities of Production, Warehousing, Quality, and Logistics.

  • Ensure Managers are briefed and clearly understand the key organizational messages.

  • Have commercial awareness when working on business strategies to develop plans to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

  • Being able to balance strategic and operational priorities will be vital in this role, you’ll need to have a hands-on approach but know when to delve into the detail or when to retain a wider perspective.

  • Ensuring Compliance with external audits, i.e., BSI, BRC, Lion code, etc.

  • Responsible for the production, procurement, and planning of daily operations.

  • Monitor budgets and costs effectively.

  • Planning and controlling change by researching new technologies and alternative methods of efficiency.

  • Have an awareness and support teams with Health and Safety in departments.

  • Inspiring, coaching, developing, and mentoring your team to grow into a positive culture.

  • Your leadership will be positive motivation and goal setting, leading by example.

  • Working with middle-level Managers to establish, implement and review their departmental policies and procedures, goals, and objectives, whilst bringing a continual improvement culture, and evolving processes by developing and reviewing what we do.

  • Have excellent communication and decision-making skills.

  • Ensures compliance with company policies.

  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects.

Or please send a copy of your CV or call John on 07809117856 for more details.

Lead consultant for this vacancy: John Small

Due diligence:

**Protea Recruitment has authorization from our client to advertise and recruit on their behalf.

If you have not heard from one of our consultants within five working days from submission, you have not met the criteria of this vacancy set by our client and are unsuccessful in moving to the next stage.


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