Interim Site Manager
Job type: Contract
Job reference: : BBBH104289
Location: England, Gloucestershire
Sector: Facility Management, Operations Management, Built Environment
Date posted: 17/03/2017
Interim Site Manager/Director - Gloucestershire - £500+ per day
The successful candidate will rapidly assess current standards of performance, identifying areas of stress and risk, and issue immediate calls to action. They will create and implement a site improvement plan that will not only mitigate immediate risks and deliver robust processes but will also drive continuous and sustainable improvement. They will provide leadership and direction to the management team, encouraging ownership and a solutions focused approach.
* Sells into all major retailers
* Large production quantities
* BRC Grade A (upcoming audit)
* Management team of 7 with a workforce of 50
* Maintain high levels of health and safety performance
* Lead on all aspects of production, ensuring all external and internal compliance requirements are met in terms of quality, continuous improvement and people development.
* Ensure the plant and products attain and retain the highest possible standards of quality and accreditation.
* Ensure that standards for product protection and prevention of contamination are met both at the production site(s) and at co-manufacturers.
* Recruit, retain and develop a high performing team, ensuring effective performance management processes are in place and a proactive approach is adopted to succession planning and utilisation of labour.
* Lead the cultural change process to embed quality assurance and continuous improvement as a way of life, engaging the whole team and removing barriers to change.
* Re-position, integrate and engage the plant as part of the wider group, encouraging big picture thinking and optimisation of the resources available centrally.
* Represent the plant on Group Wide Forums (e.g. NPD, General Managers, People, Planet, Place etc.)
* Collaborate with the divisional finance function to develop, manage and deliver the annual financial budgets and targets, ensuring maximum return on investment.
* Work with Group Logistics to deliver efficient in-bound and out-bound delivery.
* Develop and execute a strategy to enable the sharing and adoption of learning from other facilities (internal and external bench-marking, etc.).
Required Skills and Experience
* Comprehensive knowledge of soft drinks blending and bottling processes OR high-care batch process food production
* Unshakeable commitment to product quality, customer satisfaction and consumer safety.
* Demonstrable track record of delivering high performing manufacturing sites within complex high care food or drink sector, operating within quality and budgetary constraints.
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to build strong relationships cross functionally.
* Excellent leadership skills with proven ability to develop, motivate and empower people.
* Broad knowledge of supply chain and an understanding of capacity planning and production scheduling in a multi-product environment.
* Solid financial awareness and commercial acumen, with ability to understand and manage the P&L budget, and make informed recommendations.
* Good working knowledge of Quality Management Systems and frameworks, and third party audits (retailers, BRC, etc) and proven track record in delivering continuous improvement using structured implementation techniques e.g. Lean.
For more information or to apply for this role, please contact Gilbert Gregory on 0161 227 4918.
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