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Factory Manager

Vertex Resourcing
Oxford, Chalgrove
£65,000 - £75,000 + Bonus
Closing date
16 Mar 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Other Job Function

Job Details

Vertex Resourcing Ltd is the exclusively assigned partner for this project and will be managing all applications.

Job Description

White Rabbit.

Launched in 2016 and on a mission to create the most delicious gluten-free Italian food in the world. We already have innovative ranges across chilled, frozen, and ambient both in and out of home, and this is only the beginning!

We are expanding the team across both our Oxford site, where our bakery is based, and our London office, where a lot of the commercial team spend their day-to-day.

On top of this, we are upgrading our production line, which will give us a bigger and better product, alongside a more efficient process.

We have so many exciting plans to grow the business over the next 3-4 years, and we’re looking for dynamic, high-energy, ambitious, big-picture thinkers to join our incredibly talented White Rabbit family.

There has genuinely never been a better time to follow the white rabbit…

This leadership position requires a strong and diverse knowledge of the food sector as well as a practical understanding of manufacturing. This is a pivotal role working alongside the COO and as part of the Senior Management Team.

What you’ll be doing:

Oversee all operational activities within the bakery site.

Manage and direct the production department by ensuring efficient production processes with high-quality output.

Lead, motivate, and support a skilled team within a time-sensitive and demanding environment.

Lead and oversee the budgeting, expenditure, reporting, and planning in the department.

Report production performance and financial performance KPIs to the COO.

Ensure the effective and efficient use of all new capital investment projects /machinery.

Continuously improve factory processes to advance product quality and meet the set standards and customers’ requirements.

Implement and develop a comprehensive maintenance program for the bakery.

Oversee the warehouse department, managing goods in and goods out.

Ensure all operations adhere to health and safety regulations.

Direct line management of 5 team members and indirect line management of all bakery operators


Perks & Benefits

Full-time, permanent position

Salary £65,000 - £75,000 per annum

Performance bonus scheme

25 days holiday + bank holidays

Company pension

Personal Development and Training opportunities



5+ years’ manufacturing experience – factory experience is highly desirable

Proven experience in a managerial role within manufacturing, preferably food sector.

Strong understanding of production processes, KPI’s, and operational management.

Strong leadership and team management skills.

Proficiency in budgeting, planning, and reporting.

Excellent Excel skills.

Demonstrate the ability to grow in a fast and dynamic manufacturing company.



Since its creation in 2006, Vertex Resourcing has become the go-to partner both for organisations in the Consumer Goods industry and individuals looking to further their career in this exciting space.

Recruiting a broad range of roles across Sales, Marketing, Category Management, Insight, MS&P, Finance, HR, NPD, Buying, Supply Chain and Digital, we’re renowned for our close relationships and high quality / low volume approach.

We typically represent individuals and handle recruitment assignments across a broad salary range from £40,000 through to £150,000 but we’re always happy to talk to those with needs outside of this.

We’re well known for our straight talking, frank and uncomplicated approach – we don’t do templates / “one size fits all” but provide an individual service to maximise exposure individuals and businesses alike.

We’re proud to work for some of the biggest names in Consumer Goods but equally to have helped many organisations at the start of their journey from innovator led start ups through to SMEs and VC buyouts.

Our high standards of professional conduct are reinforced and recognised by our status as a full member.REC Logo

Interested in being a part of Vertex?.. We pride ourselves on what we give back to those who make us a success and recently placed in the Top 5 of "Hunted's Best UK Reward Structures"

If you'd like to talk further or find out more please get in touch! 

Company info
Parc House
25-37 Cowleaze Road
Kingston Upon Thames

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