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Head of Operations

Reference:
V9683
Location:
Oxford / Home Counties
Salary:
Up to £75,000 + Bonus & Share Options
Matthew HiggsContact Matthew Higgs
Division Director

Description

Vertex Resourcing Ltd have been assigned to find the very best Head of Operations that the industry has to offer. Partnering the epically formidable, outstandingly incredible White Rabbit Pizza Company, our mission is to unearth a manufacturing superstar to be part of this exciting next phase.

Company Overview

Matteo and Nick met shortly after finishing their degrees whilst working at The White Rabbit Pub in Oxford – Teo as chef and Nick working behind the bar. Teo’s experience making pizza in his family’s restaurants in the Italian alps helped elevate the pub to one of best pizza restaurants in Oxfordshire. At the same time, the pub was being inundated with requests for free-from and vegan versions of Teo’s existing pizzas, and the more the guys looked around at what was on offer in retail, the more they realised pizza was a category that lacked the fun, innovative, challenger noise so often seen elsewhere. It was at this moment that the idea for the White Rabbit Pizza Co was born.

Four years later, the brand has secured multiple major listings, backing from industry leading investors and built an artisan bakery designed from scratch by Matteo himself. They refer to themselves as The Alternative Pizza Company: whatever form their pizzas take, be it gluten-free, vegan or whatever else, they will be the best out there. Through a painstaking commitment to quality and an agile, consumer led approach to product development, the team are on a mission to become the most loved and talked about pizza brand in the U.K.

Now they are looking for someone to support Matteo in the bakery across all aspects of their operation. This is an opportunity to join a small, dynamic and highly collaborative team of talented individuals as they look to steer the business through its next phase of pizzerly domination, whilst building a brand that speaks to their values and truly resonates with the consumer. 

Head of Operations

 

The manufacturing department of WRPC is truly pivotal as it is central to their business proposition and customer satisfaction. This role has both the potential and the need to have a high impact on the business both immediately and in the long-term.

Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for all manufacturing and operational matters including production planning, within the business ensuring that all activities are performed to agreed targets.
  • Drive improvement initiatives within the function to ensure maximisation of all opportunities specific to efficiencies and value engineering which will ultimately drive margin improvement.
  • Supporting the COO, ensuring that all inbound materials are secured at the most favourable price and delivered to agreed costs, quality standards and service levels.
  • Responsible for all inbound, storage and outbound material management including trading partnerships with any third-party providers.
  • Ensure that an appropriate Key Performance Indicator suite is implemented aligned to agreed targets.
  • Be the main conduit and contact for all customer facing supply chain matters, ensuring that all customer requirements from a supply chain and operational aspect are captured, communicated and delivered.

IF you have the above experience in food or drink and want to be part of a special journey ahead, then drop your CV across to matthewh@vertexresourcing.com

Vertex Resourcing Ltd is the retained partner on this search and will be collating all forms of CV introduction to the business.

What TWRPC can offer you in return

Salary range £65-£75k DOE + very competitive and achievable bonus + share options

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