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Job Introduction

As Manager within the Central Production Unit Wandsworth London, you’ll have overall accountability and responsibility for all aspects of the food production operation including purchasing, storage, preparation, cooking, packaging and distribution of a rage of ambient, chilled and frozen dishes and/ or ingredients to various kitchens across London and the south of England in an efficient, safe and profitable manner.

Current production includes filled breads, boxed salads, fruit pots, desserts, breakfast boxes, cakes.

Role Responsibility

  • The overall accountability and responsibility for all aspects of the food production operation within the CPU including purchasing, storage, preparation, cooking, packaging and distribution of a rage of ambient, chilled and frozen dishes or ingredients to various kitchens in an efficient, safe and profitable manner
  • Ensure that all UK and EU food safety legislation and  other risk analysis systems where appropriate are in place
  • Maintain and develop a positive working culture and environment for all colleagues through sound leadership, effective communication and delegation
  • Maintain formal and informal communications with customers
  • Manage all aspects of Health and Safety, Environment and Quality Assurance. Role modelling safe behaviour and reporting unsafe behaviour, near misses and accidents/incidents to management in a timely manner
  • Maintain company compliance by ensure that the company/contract accountancy, documentation, audits and administration procedures are carried out to the required standard
  • Maintain legislative compliance by ensuring that all aspects of the business are conducted in accordance with all relevant statutory requirements and codes of practice. Including cook chill guideline requirements are met utilising Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and other risk analysis systems where appropriate
  • Have full control over profit and loss account including the correct control of costs and re-sources. Optimise sales, marketing and opportunities for organic growth of services

The Ideal Candidate

  • Previous manufacturing experience essential, ideally within food production
  • Positive strong motivational people manager
  • Genuine passion for food
  • Proven track record in leading, managing and development of a diverse team
  • Level 3 Advanced level 4 HACCP (advanced level 4 HACCP highly desirable but not essential)
  • CIEH or equivalent, Level 4 highly desirable
  • H&S management level awareness
  • Proven track record in profit and loss management
  • Proven experience of managing long-term client relationships including senior stakeholders
  • Must be able to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication
  • Able to work on own initiative and within a team environment
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and adherence to standards
  • Computer literate

Package Description

Competitive salary of up to £35,000 plus benefits including bonus, pension

This position reports to the CPU operations manager

To Apply

Email your CV to tim.piper@graysonsrestaurants.com

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