Site Director – Ready Meals – Rogerstone Park
The Business & Marketplace
2 Sisters Food Group is one of Britain’s most compelling Food & Drink Manufacturing success stories of the past 20 years, having become one of the leading food manufacturers in Europe. Producing around one third of all poultry eaten in the UK, 2 Sisters process an astonishing nine million birds per week for the UK and European market.
The West Bromwich born business began life in 1993 where it turned over a modest £6million, with the business reaching highs of over £3billion in recent years. Since then 2 Sisters Food Group has seen astronomical growth with numerous site openings and business acquisitions, both within the UK and Europe, leading to the manufacturer gaining a huge foothold in the market and becoming an unstoppable force in the poultry industry.
2 Sisters are positioned perfectly in the booming Ready Meals sector which continues to grow year on year, with the market in 2020 expected to break the £10,300million barrier.
Due to a change in leadership in the Ready Meals division, 2 Sisters Food Group were looking to revitalise the Rogerstone Park site by appointing “The strongest Site Director in the chilled food manufacturing industry”.
After a £10million investment in technology and innovations in 2017, Rogerstone Park became the largest prepared meals facility in Europe, a prestigious accolade that also presents many challenges.
Working closely with the 2 Sisters’ Group Operations Director, Circle Select would need to source an incredibly accomplished Site Director with experience in complex products and large scale operations. The role would also have to cover the site’s need for further refinements required to hit the desired output levels.
The Circle Select Solution
The solution presented by Circle Select was to proactively lead a nation-wide search for an experienced Site Director with a background in chilled, multi-component food manufacturing.
Once the search had taken place the candidates were whittled down to an extremely strong shortlist. This was possible due to our Executive specialists carrying out extensive research into the achievements of those on the shortlist.
Further to this, an in-depth interview process was held, which saw numerous stakeholders within the business assess the candidate.
The results here speak for themselves, with 2 Sisters delivering the strongest Christmas and January (2019) on record for the business.
In addition to this, the Site Director managed a huge product transfer from Pennine Foods, expertly balancing the site moving towards capacity with the customer service levels being maintained at a very high level.
“I exclusively engaged Jacob at Circle Select to aid me on a difficult and sensitive Site Director project that fell under my portfolio of From engagement, through shortlisting, to the subsequent offer – process was seamless.”
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