Operations Manager (Belgium) - Cima Graduate

Our client in Belgium is looking for a young Operations Manager. The perfect candidate will be a young CA or CIMA graduate. The role is two fold:1. We are looking for someone to manage existing stakeholders:Co-manufacturers Manage the quality level of the co-manufacturer on a consistent basis New project development: sourcing of ingredients, project management Translating forecasts into annual order schedulesCo-packing Manage the quality level of the co-packer on a consistent basis Translating forecasts into annual packing schedules Look for optimisations/ cost saving opportunities2. We are looking for someone to manage new packaging development activities:We introduce new packaging at the start of every season: Valentines day Easter Mothers day Fathers day Advent ChristmasWhat is needed from an operations perspective is the following:Sourcing of these seasonal packaging materials Cost analysis (keep the packaging under the cost requirements) Quality management from a supplier (colour, material consistency)On a longer term level, the operations manager will need to: Manage stakeholder relationships (especially co-manufacturers) De-risk the current process by: sourcing alternative suppliers for current packaging sourcing alternative co-packers Build internal capabilities Small test kitchen Own packing and logistical capabilities upon scalePreferences: 2 years experience in the same field with the same responsibilities (Advantageous) Luxury industry experience Luxury food industry experience Luxury chocolate industry experienceCompany values Shared value (social story) Humility Ethical responsibility Excellence PassionPackageMarket related package per relevant experience
Cape Town, WC, ZA