General Manager

Location Beverley
Discipline: Executive Selection
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000, Profit share & benefits
Contact name: David Lipton

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01482205808
Job ref: 637691
Published: 16 days ago
Duration: Permanent
Expiry date: 26 Jul 2024 00:59
Startdate: ASAP
Our client, a local food business benefiting from an enviable reputation within their sector for both their overall operations as well as people retention; are now looking to appoint a General Manager to take on the day to day operations of the business supporting their ongoing growth objectives.

Following transition into the post, the General Manager will have full responsibility for business operations and all departmental reporting structures feeling into them.
As General Manager, you will lead the charge in ensuring seamless operations across all departments, driving success though people collaboration and tactical investment to increase efficiencies.
Overall responsibilities will include:  
  • Operational Excellence: Ensure the seamless operation of all business departments, maintaining high efficiency, enhancing existing systems, and implementing innovative business performance strategies.
  • Team Leadership: develop and where necessary enhance a talented and motivated team with the right culture, attitude, and capabilities, ensuring effective succession planning for long-term success.
  • Fostering Communication: Promote open communication within the team, ensuring that improvement suggestions are met positively and achievements are celebrated.
  • Team Engagement: foster a culture of visibility and collaboration, drive team buy-in by helping everyone understand the importance of each process step, fostering a “best for business” mindset.
  • Commercial Relationship Management: Own and drive critical supplier liaison as required against business plans.
  • Development & Training: Ensure robust succession planning and comprehensive training programs are in place to develop team capabilities and secure the company's future.
  • Audit Readiness: Maintain audit readiness at all times, ensuring compliance with all standards and regulations.
  • Asset Management: Keep the asset register up-to-date, ensuring accurate tracking of all company assets.
Specific duties and experience of relevance are:
  • Overall business performance reporting to company shareholders
  • Evaluate and Harmonise all systems and departments together to ensure the company performs to maximum efficiency and continual improvement is sought and achieved by all personnel.
  • Employee performance is monitored and development plans are in place, with any potential issues being proactively highlighted and addressed.
  • Supplier performance and compliance is monitored and reported on.
  • Preparation of monthly P&L management accounts, business performance reports and forecasts for MD.
  • Framework and high value procurement of all food and non-food goods , ensuring the supplier package is best fit for the business.
  • Maintain expected levels of profitability against the product matrix.
  • Training and development of the management team to keep taking the business forward.
  • Foster proactive and positive attitudes towards H&S for site, in conjunction with food safety.
  • To sit on the Haccp team.
  • Ensure all HR concerns remain up to date; employee contracts are current and the employee handbook is current.
  • Remain Agile, with an approach of turning challenges into positive opportunities.
  • Create a culture of team work within (and between) all departments with the overall objective remaining the target of delighting the customer.
  • Ensure fiscal compliance around tax obligations.
  • Ensuring Payroll and pensions are correct and paid on time.
The Ideal candidate will have:
  • Demonstrable experience within a senior leadership role with a record of delivering growth and operational success
  • Experience within Food & FMCG manufacturing, lean principles, and operational best practice.
  • Knowledge of all areas of business operations including Purchasing, Sales, Manufacturing operations, Administration, Health and Safety and Finance.
  • Strong Financial management skills, including budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills with a demeanour to inspire and motivate teams.
  • Commitment to Health & Safety, Quality, People Development and Cost Reduction.
  • Growth mindset with proven ability to drive and achieve targets.
The company represent a rare opportunity for someone to take the reigns of an exciting people centric and profitable venture, and take them forward into their next phase.
The team are committed to their journey and the successful candidate will benefit from a supportive board willing to do what is right in the pursuit of the future.
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