Site General Manager – Milton Keynes - MK17 8FL Milton Keynes

Silven Recruitment

  • Location: MK17 8FL Milton Keynes
  • Job Type: GM/Site Manager
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: Highly Competitive Salary & Executive package to attract the best
  • Date Posted: 11/04/2023
  • Expiry Date: 20/05/2023

Posted by: Silven.

Job Title: Site General Manager – Milton Keynes

Location:  Milton Keynes

Salary: Highly Competitive Salary & Executive package to attract the best

AG Barr has been quenching the nation’s thirst for over 145 years and is home to some of the UK’s most loved drinks brands.

We are proud to be a responsible business that takes care of our people, values diversity, gives something back to our communities and works to minimise our environmental impact.

At our core is Barr Soft Drinks, home to some of the UK’s most loved soft drinks. Whether it’s the iconic IRN-BRU, launched in 1901 and still going strong today, the vibrant RUBICON fruit based brand or the unique range of BARR flavours, we brighten people’s lives with refreshingly different drinks.

And we’re growing, thanks to some exciting acquisitions in recent years, including the functional drinks brand Boost, FUNKIN which operates in the exciting and growing cocktail market and MOMA, which crafts quality oats into great tasting oat drinks and porridges.

Across the business we will manufacture over 50 million cases of product this year (and growing) and our state of the art factory in Milton Keynes makes over half of our volume and is integral to our current and future success. We are now recruiting for a results driven, high performing Site General Manager to lead the site through its next exciting phase of development.

The Candidate:

We’re looking for an inspirational Site General Manager who has a real passion for FMCG manufacturing, who can demonstrate their ability and experience to operate successfully in an autonomous standalone role.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have excellent knowledge of modern production and packaging techniques and processes, with a solid understanding of quality and health & safety standards, ideally within a food and drink or FMCG manufacturing environment.

You will have extensive change management experience, with a 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 with strong analytical skills.

Key responsibilities include:

Reporting to the Supply Chain Director (based at head office near Glasgow) as Site General Manager of Milton Keynes, you have overall leadership responsibility for all site employees as well as operational responsibility for the management of our 3rd Party Logistics provider.

Leading the site leadership team, a team of 6 direct reports and 150 colleagues, and with responsibility for the outsourced warehouse on this key strategic site you will be responsible for consistently delivering great performance safely, shaping site supply chain strategy and leading high performing teams.

Working closely with the Finance team you will manage a significant operational budget of c£25million which covers both manufacturing and warehousing.

You will lead the site change process by facilitating best practice and sustainable process improvement through Lean Manufacturing Techniques.

As Site General Manager you will ensure the site is highly reliable, responsive and competitive and puts safety, quality and delivery first.

All direct and third-party applications will be passed to Silven to be put through our process.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please click apply below, quoting ref MC12985 or contact me Max Cable on 07792465247 for a confidential discussion.