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Factory Manager - Food

Just Food Recruitment
Berkshire, Thatcham
£65000 - £75000 per annum
Closing date
12 Nov 2021
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Job Details

Just Food Recruitment, part of The JFR Group is searching for an experienced Food manufacturing Factory Manager to join this established factory who are part of a bigger group.

We are recruiting for a Factory Manager to head up our operations team reporting directly into our Operations Director. You will be responsible for all aspects of a balanced score card, and alongside your Business Unit Managers that report directly into this role you will be integral to the success of shaping and developing a sustainable operation.

As the Factory Manager you should be able to utilise the skills within your function whilst developing a high performing management team. You should have the ability to prioritise both internal and external customer requirements as this organisation fulfils both B2B and retail customers. Our people are our biggest assest and the operations team makes up 70% of our workforce, as the leader of this function your success will be dependent on driving operational improvements whilst actively listening, collaborating cross functionally and engaging with your team to deliver the best outcome for the business.

This role would be ideal for a data driven, high energy, can-do Operations Factory Manager with a commitment from the business to develop you further. we invest in our teams and makes commitment to their employees to invest in their future and maximise their potential.

Candidate Specifications

  • Strong mathematical /numerical Capability
  • Strong IT skills across XL & Powerpoint.
  • 5 years + in the FMCG or similar sector
  • Clear understanding of business P&L
  • Ability to demonstrate implementation of LEAN technique's
  • Understanding of product cost structure composition BOM
  • NEBOSH qualified (desirable)
  • Ideally previous working experience within food manufacturing
  • Thorough understanding of operational performance metrics - labour variance, yield, OEE
  • Driven
  • Strong team player
  • Reliable
  • Confident manner
  • Agile
  • Solution finder
  • Positivity

The list above is not exhaustive. To be successful in this role the post holder must be a self-starter and be highly organised with good PC skills.

If you would like to learn more about this, please apply and a member of our team will be in touch.

The JFR Group are an employment agency working on behalf of our client. Should you be seeking a new permanent position, temporary assignment or contract you will find our staff professional and courteous and our interview process straight forward.


Just Food Recruitment are an agency that prides itself on listening more than we talk, delivering on a promise, not just promising to deliver.

​Set up by husband and wife pair, David and Zoe Boon, the pair have over 15 years in Recruitment between them, during which they have seen the good and the bad of Recruitment.

​JFR hide nothing from our clients nor candidates. We work to a transparent business model so everyone knows where they stand both financially and professionally.

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