Site Director

Site Director

£100k – £120k



Site lead role requiring a Senior Operations leader with a pedigree in the fast-paced categories in the food industry.


The Business

This is an exciting time of change for this Food Manufacturer as they grow and continue to add to the current portfolio.  The Site Director will focus on Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain, Technical, CI, Health and Safety.

With numerous innovation projects in key on-trend product categories as well as long standing successful retailer relationships the growth plans and successful track record make this opportunity stand out.


The Role

As with all manufacturing sites supplying the major retailers, the key is having the right structure in place with strong individuals in the leadership team to remain agile and to drive the right P&L result.  Over the last 12 months the challenges in the food industry have continued to morph and grow the complex dynamics involved.  This site is no different.  Pushing for quality and customer service under the current environment needs a strong leader at the helm.

Developing the team and gaining buy in at every level will be critical to this post.  It needs a confident operator who can drive, motivate, and work with and through the teams to enhance operational ability and facilitate the business objectives.  The site has a strong customer base which provides an excellent platform in enabling future growth and collaborative projects.


What does your background and experience need to be for this role?

  • Senior leadership experience in food or FMCG manufacturing.
  • Production or engineering as a core discipline to integrate fully with the complex demands on this factory.
  • Energy and resilience – you thrive on ever changing and moving manufacturing.
  • Highly numerate to make effective decisions based on fact.
  • Detailed approach ensuring constant awareness of production status/variances etc.
  • Passionate – you know where the business is at, where the levers are to drive performance.
  • Commercial acumen and a solid understanding of manufacture for retail.
  • Well networked across the food industry.
  • Able to communicate and drive accountability within the senior team.
  • An influencer with the passion and charisma to work across key stakeholders at all levels.


If you are looking for your next challenging Site Director or General Manager role let’s start with a conversation.  If your cv is not up-to-date we can help with that.  Start the New Year with a fresh project in mind and let’s discuss it further.


We have several Site Director and General Manager roles that will have interviews in January and February.


Disclaimer: Novus Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent and interim recruitment within the United Kingdom. As such, we can only consider applications from candidates who currently reside and are eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Once we have received your details, we will be in touch within 7 days if your application has been successful for the role. We appreciate this can be frustrating but due to the sheer volume of applications we receive it is not possible to respond to each one individually. If you have not been contacted within 7 days of applying, unfortunately this means your application has not been successful, but we may keep your details on file for future opportunities – please see below. Novus Recruitment Limited is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.


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