Operations Director (FMCG Foods) – Harwich, Essex.

Salary / Rate: Competitive / Negotiable

Status: Full Time / Permanent / Consultancy may also be considered

Location: Harwich, Essex

Surya Foods is one of the largest suppliers of authentic world foods in the UK and the company behind fastest growing UK rice brand, Laila – part of the rapidly expanding, family run Flying Trade Group (FTG) which boasts an annual UK turnover in excess of £130-million and operates in over 30 countries. Impressive growth has seen FTG enter the 2018 Sunday Times Top Track 250 league tables and the Sunday Times International Track 200 in 2019 and in 2020 company sales are already growing at 30%.

We supply 100’s of products into supermarket giants Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Aldi, Lidl, Co-Op, Iceland. We supply key customers such as Bestway, Brakes and Bidfood in our every growing food service channel. We also supply over 1000 independent retail accounts across the UK which is the heartbeat of our business, as well as our recently created online store selling over 2000 SKU’s. Surya Foods also represents some leading imported brands including Britannia Biscuits, National Foods, FOCO, Ajinomoto and Samai among others as part of our World Foods ranges.

With rapid expansion plans over next 3 years, we are planning on launching another 100 SKU’s this year, bringing new products and innovation to every sales channel. We are dramatically expanding our business with new capacity, new manufacturing capability and a much bigger commercial, marketing and buying team. We are embarking on a journey from specialist World Foods supplier to a leading FMCG mainstream manufacturer that is truly multi-channel and global.

Based at our 11 acre production, distribution and foods head office site in Harwich, Essex you will work closely with multiple departments including transport, production, quality and sales & marketing ensuring the smooth running of fast moving production and warehousing facilities and logistical operations.

Building on your extensive experience and knowledge, working in a comparable role in FMCG, you will be a ‘walk the floor’ manager with a track record of cultural, process and operational improvement, change and transformation, team building, employee engagement and empowerment within a growth environment.

Beyond specific duties is a need to see the bigger picture and apply both quick fixes where identified and then longer term improvements across our entire food operations which align with the overall business strategy.

If you want to join us on our exciting journey and have the experience and dedication required to take us to the next level, we would love you to apply.



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