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Job Title

Operations & Finance Manager

EmployerStaple Food Group
Industry SectorManufacturing
Salary£37,000 to £39,000 per annum
BenefitsSemi –Flexible Working Pattern.
Town/CityOrpington, Kent
LocationsSouth East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesOperations, Purchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted17 October 2018

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Operations & Finance Manager


This is a newly created key role within a new business structure & involves managing the day to day responsibilities across two merging departments whilst supporting the implementation of a new computer system.

Reporting To

The Finance & Operations Director

Key Areas of Responsibility

The successful candidate is to provide support to the Finance & Operations Director. The main areas of responsibility will be:

  • Managing all operational, supply chain and associated finance matters.
  • Managing a newly merged Logistics and Finance department; prioritising and delegating work load to ensure goals and deadlines are met.
  • Managing and maintaining relationship with customers, distributors, suppliers and third-party logistics service providers to ensure the order processing, delivery, timely issue of invoices.
  • Working closely with other departments (incl. the Sales team) to promote operational efficiency whilst operating within the companies Policies and Guidelines (Technical/BRC, Personnel, etc.)
  • Planning, forecasting, forward ordering and maintaining adequate stock levels within cash-flow and currency constraints. Resolving any stock discrepancies.
  • Supporting the introduction of the new ERP system ensuring all departmental staff are competent in its use.
  • Identifying areas of potential cost cutting and efficiency savings.
  • Processing and controlling any licence applications for Import/Export transactions subject to relevant regulations and law. These would include both EU and 3rd Country transactions.
  • Promote the use of logistics cost modelling and understanding of logistics cost to support management’s end to end profitability analysis and investment decisions.
  • Support the Finance Director across all administration functions as required.

The Candidate

The candidate needs to be very much ‘hands on’ with strong leadership skills, change-management experience and with a solutions orientated mind-set.  The ability to show initiative and manage fluid sales and operational processes during a time when the business is repositioning is paramount. The candidate’s attributes must include strong communication skills, the ability to resolve complex operational issues, and, the ability to lead and direct a small but committed team. Keeping the management team fully briefed on any significant departmental issues is also a key requirement.


Permanent head office based position in Orpington (subject to initial 3 months’ probation period).
37.5hrs per week.


Salary range: £37,000 - £39,000 (depending on experience)
Semi –Flexible Working Pattern. Additional hours as required.
Holiday Entitlement : 24 days (with 2 taken between 17/12 & 07/01)
Bonus/Profit Share Scheme

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