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Operations Director- East of England

De Lacy Executive
East of England
The package: you will be provided with a generous tailored package to your expectations.
Closing date
1 Aug 2024

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I am looking for a seasoned Operations Manager looking for the next step up into a board level role within a pioneering UK animal feed manufacturer with a European reach. This influential business has been leading from the front for decades when it comes to sustainable production.

This is an exciting time to join the business, they have recently made substantial investment into modernising their flagship mill. As a director, you will be a major figurehead in the business, a visionary and influential character travelling throughout UK and France overseeing all operations & ensuring the sites are operating to the highest standards.


Key areas of responsibility:

• Motivating, mentoring, and coaching cross functional teams.

• Oversee daily operations- ensuring consistency and quality of products.

• Collaborating with the Sales Director to ensure sales forecasts are achieved through effective planning.

• Budget management- responsible for overall site costs and stock variances within sites are controlled.

• Responsible for all Capital, Innovation and Change projects within the company’s sites. Managing the 5-year capital investment plan.

• Develop, lead, and champion sustainability plans for 2030.

• Ensure all audits are completed to a high standard.

• Leading the compliance professionals who support our site leaders in maintaining and building upon both Health & Safety and Environmental compliance.


Essential criteria for the successful person:

• A proven track record in leading large teams- influencing change and improving results.

• A strong understanding of HSE and working to hygiene, FEMAS and ISO14001 protocols.

• A passion for taking manufacturing facilities to the next level.

• Collaborative and strong communication skills, you should demonstrate the ability to stimulate employees, teams, and departments whilst fostering esteem, loyalty, and confidence of employees.

• Superior networking and negotiation skills.


Remuneration: an extensive package to include becoming a shareholder, company car/allowance, private healthcare and employee assistance scheme.


To find out more:

Please call Lauren Holloway on 01885 485527/ 07506297071 or email an up-to-date copy of your CV (In Word Format) to

De Lacy Executive will upload your CV to our database and retain some data about you in order to process your application.

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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

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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

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