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Commercial & Operations Manager
Title: Commercial & Operations Manager
Category: Other
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
Salary: £40,000.00 - £42,000.00
Salary per: annum
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Commercial & Operations Manager

South Essex

Salary circa £40,000 pa + Bonus + Benefits

The Company

A rapidly growing Chilled Foods manufacturer operating from a modern purpose-built Production facility. As part of their growth strategy, they have created a new role for a Commercial & Operations Manager to join the business and become a key member of the senior management team.

The Role:

- Days Monday to Friday

- 40 Hours Per Week

- Based in South Essex (Commutable from Essex and North Kent)

- Reports to Managing Director

Commercial Responsibilities:

- Develop and implement a Sales & Marketing strategy to deliver profitable growth

- Lead and develop a small Sales & Marketing team

- Attend sales and promotion events, submit sales tenders, negotiate sales agreements

- Lead product development activities ensuring new products meet strategic plans

- Manage the financial performance of the Production Business Unit   

- Maximise efficiencies and deploy resources in-line with budgets and commercial needs

- Implement a Logistics/Transport plan capable of meeting increased sales volumes

Operational Responsibilities:

- Monitor Operational performance in tandem with the Factory Production Manager

- Track production variance and volumes to ensure margins are maintained

- Co-ordinate Continuous Improvement initiatives across the site

- Measure operational performance against KPI’s

- Drive efficiency improvements focusing on process, waste, yield, quality 

- Ensure the site is legally compliant and implement a "best in class" approach

- Engage with employees across the business and promote a 'one-team' culture

The Person:

- Proven management experience gained from within the Food & Drink sector

- Excellent Commercial & Operational understanding and experience

- Ability to work at speed within a short-shelf-life, fast-paced environment

- Solid financial understanding and the ability to budget and cost accurately

- Thrives in a small business environment and has an entrepreneurial approach

- Enjoys autonomy, challenge and the thrill of making a direct impact on profits

The Rewards:

- Salary offered in circa £40,000 pa + Bonus + Extensive Benefits

- The business can quickly reward great performance with a sizable pay increase
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