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Operations Manager - UK Agriculture - Southern England

De Lacy Executive
South East England
A good and competitive salary to reflect the seniority of this position.
Closing date
10 Feb 2022
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This is your opportunity to use your well-honed team leading skills to support development and ensure growth by inspiring your team to achieve high levels of performance within in a competitive sector with a market leading business.

We are looking for an inspiring leader, who is a determined, experienced, innovative, and dynamic Operations Manager to help take this business to the next level. Our client has successfully supplied essential services to agricultural clients internationally for over 75 years . This will be a rewarding role, with the autonomy of leading a team to drive efficiency and productivity within the Agricultural sector.

This role will suit those who have been in a team management position previously who really know how to get the best out of people; you will have an extensive knowledge of UK Agriculture and have a friendly but decisive personality. This business expanding and flexing with demand and now is the perfect time to join this team who are supportive about career progression and personal growth whilst maintaining a flat hierarchy and highly cooperative management style. Here you will be appreciated and welcomed into a family oriented company culture.

Role activities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee all operations.
  • Analyse processes and areas to develop where necessary.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with existing customers.
  • Maintain and improve the communication between all departments as well as with clients.
  • Ensure growth of the agricultural and supply chain sectors.
  • Ensure profitability.
  • Monitor budgets to ensure target are met.
  • Lead by example ensure the business is a great place for everyone to work by maintaining positive team-oriented operations.
  • Attract and retain the best talent through effective recruiting, coaching and mentoring in collaboration with TA and local HR.
  • Ensure all compliance with HSE, legal, finance, environmental, welfare.


Candidate Requirements

  • A degree or relevant professional qualifications
  • Extensive operations management experience would be strong asset
  • Previous significant industry experience in the UK agriculture/food safety sector is an advantage
  • Knowledge of diverse business functions e.g. HR, customer service, finance
  • Sound negotiator with excellent interpersonal and time management skills
  • Ability to make quick decisions
  • Thought People leader with a strong ability to build and lead a large team, including selecting and developing talent, building trust, coaching team members, managing performance resulting in high performing teams
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to confidently manage C-level business relationship and key stakeholders
  • Very strong command of both written and spoken English
  • Regional travel to key stakeholders

Relationships and reporting lines

  • Reporting to the Senior Manager of the sector
  • Line management and oversee of all employees within sector
  • Relationship responsibility for all customers, past present and future
  • Continued relationships with all suppliers to the business
  • Relationships with all 3rd party service suppliers to the business

The Offer: A good and competitive salary to reflect the seniority of this position including other competitive benefits will be available for the right person.

Need to know more?

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Jadine Huxtable on: Office 01885 485525 or e-mail your CV and covering letter to

De Lacy Executive will upload your CV to our database and retain some data about you in order to process your application. More information about our processing activities can be found at Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence and your details will not be passed to a third party without your prior permission.

Please note that this advertisement is not a job description and you should satisfy yourself about the full details at interview.

De Lacy Executive is an Approved member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which promotes high standards in recruitment practice, and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office. De Lacy Executive complies with all relevant data protection legislation.


De Lacy Executive is the professional Agri-Business recruitment consultancy.

Since 2000 we have been recruiting within the agriculture, horticulture, fruit, fresh produce, primary food and other rural sectors in the UK and Internationally. We arguably have the largest database of candidates and regular employer clients.

In this period we have been privileged to help countless companies and jobseekers to achieve their employment goals.

We engage at all levels from trainee through to senior executive and in disciplines from production to technical and commercial.

Our team of nine is friendly, knowledgeable and experienced. We welcome your enquiries and offer our very best advice and service whatever the employment situation.

Most of us are agriculturalists by upbringing and education and have experience of working in the sector we serve before entering the recruitment industry.  We are well trained in recruitment practice and De Lacy Executive is the only Agricultural Recruitment business to be Approved by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation which promotes high standards within the recruitment industry.

We maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and are registered and conform to the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

 “Integrity, Knowledge and Confidentiality”.

We look forward to hearing from you.

De Lacy Executive Ltd. Suite 7, Malvern Gate, Bromwich Road, Worcester WR2 4BN

Tel: 01885 483440. E mail:

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01885 483440
Suite 7
Malvern Gate
Bromwich Road
United Kingdom
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