£40000 - £60000 per annum + Plus Bonus
£40000 - £60000 PA Plus Bonus
This family owned business is a major honey producer providing major retailers with single farm honey products as well as specialist varieties of honey and beeswax used by the industrial sector. The honey is harvested from their apiaries on 100 farms throughout the UK and other varieties are imported for packing at their Aberystwyth based facility.
The Company prides itself on its ethical ethos and credentials, promoting sustainable agricultural practices which nurture biodiversity, in a fair trade and organic environment. Their business model ensures that these ethics can be adhered to at the same time as achieving good levels of profitability. They pride themselves on creating a responsible and caring company culture.
The company operate as a true 'team' with each employee focused on achieving the organisations goals and objectives. This makes for a collaborative environment where everyone will 'roll their sleeves up' to get the job done.
Currently in a major growth phase the company now require a General Manager to add value to this unique organisation.
The General Manager will manage the company's business activities and in conjunction with the MD / Founder develop and implement effective business strategies and programmes.
The role is very 'hands-on' requiring attention to all facets of the business.
Duties will include:
Managing daily business operations to deliver company forecasts and budgets
Analysing KPI's, operational, sales, stock and financial data and reporting to MD
Identifying and implementing improvements
Manufacturing and logistics management
Responsibility for achieving all external audits and accreditations
Managing stock of raw materials, production planning
Improving the Sustainable nature of the business
Identifying growth opportunities
Managing development projects
Staff recruitment, training, motivation
Ensure compliance with HACCP, workplace and HSE regulations
Provide solutions to ongoing challenges i.e. rapid expansion of production, building a new and effective management team, lack of warehouse space
Responsible for sales activity
Creating and managing budgets and expenses in conjunction with the MD
The successful applicant will require the following qualifications, experience and attributes:
Share the organisations ethical ethos and be passionate about working for company supporting Fair Trade, sustainability and producing organic products
Experience in retail FMCG - this could be from a product supplier or retail brand head office environment
Proven experience in a leadership role
Business qualification preferred, ie MBA
Understanding of manufacturing, logistics planning and budgeting
Business process exp, finance, HR, procurement, operations etc.
Organisational, leadership, analytical and interpersonal skills
Understanding of marketing, brand building activities, audit and QC
Proactive, flexible, cost and quality conscious
A rare opportunity to join a unique organisation at a senior level. Position offers exciting challenges as well as many rewards. Solid salary and bonus on offer.
Applications are welcome from West Wales candidates as well as those keen to relocate to this beautiful area offering a superb lifestyle and affordability.
For more information please contact Kim Simpson at Work Wales for a confidential discussion.