Site / Factory Manager

Alexander Steele
Welwyn, Hertfordshire (GB)
From £70,000 - £80,000
Closing date
30 Sep 2020

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Alexander Steele is currently working in partnership with a highly established food manufacturing business based in Welwyn Garden City. We have been asked to assist the business with the recruitment of a Factory / Site Manager.

Reporting into the Ops Director, you will be responsible for driving and improving performance in the manufacturing facility with a key focus on operational performance. There has been a large capital investment at the site in the last couple of years, so this is a great opportunity to lead and drive change at the facility.

The position is paying up to £80,000 depending on experience.



The Role


The key focus of this position is to provide great operational leadership, building upon the site culture for the future with a clear focus on both safety and food safety leadership alongside performance. 

You will champion engagement and high levels of performance and will agree and implement the site strategy and play a fundamental role in the overall leadership and delivery of strategic objectives of the Site as well as the wider business.

Implementing a safe and compliant environment, manufacturing quality product as required by the customer agreed standard and develop a team culture of Continuous Improvement. 

Increase production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimising unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards.

Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus

Identify areas needing improvement and implementing changes.



The Candidate 

Degree qualified / equivalent

Strong technical understanding - Food safety level 2 a minimum

Strong people engagement and ability to liaise with key stakeholders

Experienced in food manufacturing is essential

High commercial acumen

Able to identify and implement change within the site 

Experience in a highly automated environment would be beneficial

Excellent leadership skills


If you think you are right for this role or interested in hearing more about it, please feel free to get in touch for more information.

Alexander Steele was born out of a vision to do things differently.

Our personalised approach to recruiting is all about asking the right questions and – through that simple but effective process – getting the right answers. We ensure that you deal with the same person throughout your process so that you can build a rapport with your consultant and so that we get to know you, for now, and for the future.

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