Location
Flexible
Job Function
Manufacturing / Operations / Production
Type
Permanent
The Role & Key Responsibilities

We are changing the future of British food and farming for the better.

AB Connect is the UK’s number one animal feed business, serving pig, poultry, dairy and beef producers all across the UK. These range from large corporate customers through to family owned farm enterprises. We service these customers with feed, nutrition, advice and related services.

We’re part of the AB Agri community of leading animal nutrition products and services.  Bring your talents to AB Connect and play your part in producing affordable, high quality and responsible food for the growing global population.

In AB Connect, we have a common set of inspirational behaviours that we all try to live day in, day out. Our Winning Ways of Responsible, Inquisitive, Brave and Inclusive will help us deliver our ambitious goals.

We have two opportunities to join our team and lead either the 'North' or 'South region.  You will be accountable for leading manufacturing in up to six mills, with c.100 people ensuring we consistently produce safe and high-quality animal feed for poultry, pigs and game.  We need an experienced leader to engage and inspire our multi-site team to ensure there is a consistent national approach to drive a high performance, high engagement culture, with standardised ways of working, collaboration and continuous improvement. 

We will always work in an inclusive way, looking after and being fair to all our people and sending them home safely.  We have a lot to achieve while always ensuring our customer, quality and financial requirements are met or exceeded. 

What we're looking for

  • Extensive operational leadership experience in food, chemical or other ingredient manufacturing environment. Awareness of feed safety and health and safety.
  • Multi site experience leading 50+ people.
  • Experience managing significant £million budgets.
  • Understanding and application of LEAN manufacturing tools and techniques.
  • Capital planning and implementation knowledge and experience.
  • People management and development experience.
 

Be part of a growing global community

We are a growing, innovative business and we value diversity and different ways of thinking to keep moving us forward.  We’re an equal opportunity employer, assuring equal treatment to all.  We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. 

We are united by our family values that represent who we are, how we work together and how we help our customers.

  • Pioneering – Curious, spirited and bold. We lead, the right way.
  • Excellence – We seek excellence in all that we do.
  • Growth – We create ways for our people and customers to thrive.

We are part of Associated British Foods (ABF), a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group.

Good for people, Good for business

AB Agri is an equal opportunity employer, assuring equal treatment to all.  We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. 

So that we can support you to perform at your best, please let us know of any adjustments that may be required throughout the recruitment process by emailing Careers@abagri.com

Making your application

Ready to apply? Great! Simply register your details and upload your CV via our careers website – it usually takes just a few minutes.

As part of your application we ask you to answer some equal opportunities questions that help us to monitor how inclusive our recruitment process is and identify areas we need to improve in. This information is anonymised, separate from your application and is never seen by the hiring panel. You can choose not to answer these questions with no impact on your application.

Please do not delay making your application. In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period before the date shown and without notice.

AB Agri group politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We have a PSL and do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.


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