Group Head of Operations – Food - Nationwide. East Yorkshire. Suffolk. Leicestershire. Lincolnshire.

Silven Recruitment

  • Location: Nationwide. East Yorkshire. Suffolk. Leicestershire. Lincolnshire.
  • Job Type: Operations/Production
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: DOE Car Allowance 25% Bonus. Healthcare.
  • Date Posted: 26/04/2023
  • Expiry Date: 03/06/2023

Group Head of Operations- Food

Location: Nationwide. East Yorkshire. Suffolk. Leicestershire. Lincolnshire. 

Salary: DOE Car Allowance 25% Bonus. Healthcare. 


Do you want to work for a successful, growing company who pride themselves on supply chain integrity, sustainable sourcing, and high-quality products?

With over £100 million turnover and continued year on year growth, it really is a perfect time to join them. We have a fantastic opportunity for a Head of Operations to lead and inspire the Site Directors and their teams across four value added sites.

It’s a great role, so if you want the scope to make a difference in a progressive and entrepreneurial environment then this could be your next role.


The Candidate:

  • We’re looking for an inspirational Head of Operations who has a real passion for Food Manufacturing. You will have experience of working at group level and ideally have managed large multi-functional teams in a chilled added value manufacturing environment.
  • You will have a strong operational management background and can demonstrate successful leadership skills. You will be commercially astute and have the ability to set and deliver site budgets and strategy.
  • As a successful Head of Operations, you will have extensive change management experience, with the proven ability to engage and inspire at all levels, optimising results across the business through “Lean Manufacturing”.
  • You will be a natural motivator, with a holistic approach. You will have the ability to use your own initiative and be a strong decision maker.
  • You’ll be commercially astute, have strong analytical skills and be IT literate.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Reporting directly into the CEO you will own and deliver the safety and operational performance of each site performance.
  • Collaborate with the wider site teams to devise, decide and deliver the operational site-based decisions that optimise the group customer and financial objectives.
  • Develop, govern and deliver significant change programmes improving the profitability, efficiency, quality, safety, customer satisfaction and most importantly the improvements on yield.
  • Participate in acquiring new business by working with Sales teams to demonstrate the production capabilities of the value-added side of the business.
  • Collaborate with the CEO and board to deliver ongoing continuous improvement activities.
  • Be a role model and inspiration for your people and the wider business at all times and in everything you do.
  • Working closely with the CEO and the senior team you will set and lead the change process across the value-added side by facilitating best practice and sustainable process improvement.
  • As Group Head of Operations, you will ensure each site is a highly reliable, responsive and competitive whilst putting safety, quality and delivery first.


If this sounds like you, please do get in touch asap.


To apply for this exciting opportunity, please e-mail a copy of your CV quoting ref HM13182 or contact Hannah at 0161 832 7463 for a confidential discussion.