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Managing/Finance Director | Fresh Produce | Kent

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Managing/Finance Director | Fresh Produce | Kent

  • Location:

    Maidstone

  • Sector:

    Fresh Produce

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Aidan Finn

  • Job ref:

    AF15154

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

Are you an experienced director within the fresh produce sector? Do you have strong knowledge on finance and operations and feel comfortable leading strategies? Can you take on a new position leading a production led team?

About the Client

Our client is one of the largest Fresh Produce businesses in the country, with a strong history for delivering strong results to their customers and good returns for their growers. They supply all the major retailers with quality produce and have a great reputation for the service that they offer. They have heavily invested in the business to ensure that they can continue to add value in the supply chain. They are focused on living and breathing their company values and work as one-team to deliver. They are farmers and producers themselves and they have built respectful relationships with growers across the world to offer year-round supply of their fantastic products. They have also delivered some big steps in delivering their CSR program and are very focused on the environment

About the Role

In this role as Managing Director/General Manager you will lead the company, overseeing all functions directly or indirectly. Deliver a sustainable business on behalf of the grower owners within the co-operative in parallel with ensuring successful on farm sales and profits via BGG's sales partners. Develop and deliver a company strategy with the Executive team and under guidance/advice from the Board of Directors. This will include delivering the Group's strategic objectives and to convert the long-term vision into annual operational plans which are relentlessly executed as well as ensuring effective performance in sales volume and price by our Sales partner to deliver an overall sustainable model for growers. Ensure that contractual commitments are met (need to understand the contracts well).

The Ideal Candidate

To be considered for this role you will need to come from a financial background and have experience in the fresh produce industry, failing this as least has experience of short life foods to retailers. You will need to be able to manage both strategic, tactical and practical day to day thinking within the same time frame. Strong communication skills and a strong work ethic are a must along with the ability to lead effectively.

How to Apply

If you are interested, then please apply below. Alternatively, you can contact Aidan on 01780 480530 or aidan@morepeople.co.uk