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General Manager

Silver Stone Search & Selection Ltd
Up to £100,000 + Package
Closing date
20 Mar 2019
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Job Details

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a £multi million leading FMCG and food business, brand leaders in their market they are focused on quality and delivery of product and have built their ongoing success on their exceptional innovation and service levels to their customers.

Further expansion sees continued investment in their state of the art manufacturing site and therefore we are seeking a GM / Site Director who can take responsibility for making the site truly ‘world class’ in terms of its operational excellence.

The Role:
  • Assume full responsibility for the site and ensure the delivery of the overall site strategic plan.
  • Manage the production, warehousing and transport activities ensuring the manufacturing site consistently meets the requirements of the business in terms of service levels to the customer.
  • Uphold exceptional technical standards with regards to food safety
  • Manage, motivate, develop and coordinate the activities of the team through effective leadership and open communication to develop a multifunctional team across the site.
  • Management and authorisation of expenditure against the budget for Production, Warehouse and Transport functions ensuring optimal utilisation of costs.
  • Lead, motivate and mentor teams to ensure both the site and individuals reach their performance goals
  • Develop a site manufacturing strategy, including training of workforce to meet production demand and profit needs.  Strong focus on GMP.
  The Person      
  • Previous experience as a GM or site director you will have worked within a highly automated food manufacturing environment and although product experience is not essential a background in a high volume short shelf life sector would be of interest.
  • Previous experience of managing transport and warehouse operations would be an advantage. 
  • Proven change management experience through delivering performance improvement programmes.
  • Of graduate calibre with exceptional senior management experience
  • Strong analytical, organisational and decision making skills
  • An empowering management style with solid leadership skills focusing on coaching and mentoring
  • Passionate about quality and able to demonstrate the ability to drive a team to achieve high standards and excellent levels of customer service


Silver Stone Search & Selection is an innovative and professional recruitment business which provides a tailored resourcing service to both clients and candidates. Operating primarily in Food, FMCG, Consumer goods, Retail and Pharmaceutical sectors we have over 20 years recruitment experience in commercial and operational disciplines across middle to senior management.

We take the time to understand people’s individual requirements and listen to what they want rather than assuming we already know. Our industry specific experience and use of recruitment best practice enables us to qualify candidates’ experiences as well as grasp our clients’ cultural requirements.

We have a consultative style and believe in a transparent recruitment process. We have worked hard to develop our sector knowledge and we work harder to maintain it in order that we can build strong rapport with clients and candidates alike. It is this knowledge and rapport that enables us to understand your needs and exceed your expectations whether you are a candidate or a client. Our knowledge gives us the ability to match clients and candidates cultural similarities which is at the centre of our success.

Find Us
08448 550000
1-2 House View
Baynards Green
OX27 7SG
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