Head of Operations

Bourton on the Water, Cotswolds
17 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

There’s probably never been a more interesting time to join Paxton & Whitfield, the country’s leading cheesemonger for over 200 years. Paxtons has experienced exciting growth and with four retail shops, a thriving wholesale business and an e-commerce offering, they are now seeking a talented Head of Operations.

Reporting directly to the MD, the Head of Operations will lead and develop the team and activities at the Head Office site. This is a role with fantastic breadth as the successful person will oversee all areas of the supply chain, including buying, merchandising, technical and warehousing to ensure quality and service is maintained as per Paxton’s exacting standards. They will be responsible for the profitability of the Head Office site, overseeing the e-commerce and Bourton wholesale business to ensure delivery against set targets. In addition they will have operational responsibility for all legal and regulatory policies and procedures across the entire business.

This fantastic opportunity is ideally suited to someone who has experience of operational/general management with a strong commercial focus. They will be well versed at setting and executing a business strategy as well as management of an omni channel business. Any candidate must be passionate about artisan food and have had experience of working within a high end, luxury brand.

This is a rare opportunity to help shape the direction and accelerate the growth of a highly respected artisan food business. The successful person will have the opportunity to make their mark and consequently grow and develop along with the business. 

Please do not hesitate to contact Steve Barnes at SJS Consulting for a private & confidential discussion regarding this opportunity. All third party applications will be forwarded to our recruitment partner SJS Consulting. 

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