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General Manager

Posted On: 29/07/2022

Our Agri Food client has an opportunity for a General Manager to work within their Board in the delivery and maintenance of projects to achieve expectations and key deliverables.

With a turnover in excess of £18million, this position will provide exposure to funders and stakeholders while managing the full product cycle.

Job Role: General Manager (with a strong emphasis on Accounting & Finance)

This position provides an option for reduced working hours (salary will be paid pro-rata)


Job Purpose:

This role suits a “Completer Finisher” with strong technical and analytical skills. Excellent communication skills and attention to detail to cover out all aspects with a cross-functional/departmental focus is key.

You will be working closely with Stakeholders, Board appointed consultants and other relevant bodies to utilise and develop skills and operations for on farm investment to increase capacity and efficiency.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Business development: Develop and implement plans from the board strategy to ensure that projects align and achieve expectations with key deliverables.
  • Communication: Liaise with members, communicating key, accurate and timely information in an efficient and effective manner. Facilitate members with opportunities and challenges where they can work together for process improvements.
  • Financials: Ensure timely completion and circulation of management accounts, presenting to Board on quarterly basis.
  • Purchasing: Maintain a good relationship with packaging suppliers on quality, new products etc and negotiate regularly on prices and discounts. Liaise with members on managing packaging stock and encourage efficiency with delivery costs etc.
  • Customers: Liaise with customers and identify possible new opportunities for sales and improving the customer.
  • Policies & Procedures: Ensure conformance and continuous improvement with all current policies and procedures with the view to minimising risk and maximising potential for the members and key stakeholders.
  • Technology: Utilise technology to maximise and streamline accurate data input for production, accounts processing and production planning.
  • Governance: Represent the Company in a professional capacity at all times with key stakeholders and maintain regular contact with the Chairman. Organise and attend Board Meetings and AGM, ensuring compliance with regards to Accounts, HMRC, Company House, and Employee Administration (Payroll, contracts)


Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar project management role, preferably Agri-Food production
  • Relevant 3rd level qualification (preferably within in an accounts or finance discipline)
  • Strong IT and technical skills – Office 365, particularly Excel, advanced excel would be an advantage
  • Car owner with a clean driving licence


Desired Skills

  • Strong people & communication skills with the ability to network and collaborate effectively with members and key stakeholders
  • Self-motivating with the ability to work on your own initiative and be flexible
  • Risk management with the ability to accurately assesses and escalate issues
  • Ability to organise and run meetings and workshops (face to face, conference call etc)
  • Strong organisational & planning skills.

For more information on this General Manager role or for details on similar opportunites please call Pauline on 028 87440033 or email pauline@haugheyrecruitment.com

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Job Type: Full Time

Salary £35,000 - £50,000

Contract: Permanent

Job Reference 12831

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