Managing Director
Agriculture - FMCG Food / Drink

Job Title: 
Managing Director
Job Type: 
Job sector: 
FMCG Food / Drink
Base Salary: 
Bonus: Car, usual executive package.
About this position: 

Our Client is a well-established and respected Multi-Sited Farmer owned co-operative, Agri-food business, who operate across the UK, Europe and Middle East. Due to retirement they wish to appoint a Managing Director, to further strengthen their senior management team.

The Role: 
  • Reporting directly to the Chairman and the board of Directors, you will have full P&L responsibility for the business. To deliver and implement a strategic plan for profitable new business growth, whilst maintaining a close relationship with key clients.
  • To implement operational improvements across the 3 sites, sharing best practices as well as further development and implementation of IT and administrative systems which will enhance overall business performance.
  • You will provide vision, direction and leadership to the management team and other stakeholders within the business. To establish a commercially focused business where the customer is at the heart of all undertakings.
  • You will ensure that the business resources are continually able to satisfy customer demands, expectations and market change.
The Person: 
  • You will have proven experience of leading a business with well rounded, operations, commercial and finance experience. An understanding of dealing with the farming community would be a distinct advantage.
  • You will be capable of developing and delivering a strategy which drives profitable growth, coupled to the overall efficient running of the business.
  • An inspirational leader with the capability to widen the scope of the business. You will be comfortable with a balance sheet and have held P&L responsibility.
  • Experience within the Agri-food or Fresh produce sector is desirable as would be experience of a business heavily involved in storage, processing and distribution.