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Mill Operations Manager

Imperial Recruitment Group
United Kingdom
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function

Job: Northern Operations Mill Manager

Location: Darlington, County Durham

Salary: Negotiable Depending On Experience

Our client are a family-owned enterprise with feed mills spread across the UK, catering to the Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Pig, and Poultry Markets by supplying animal feed. Renowned as a leader in farm animal nutrition, our client collaborates closely with key customers to provide highly esteemed nutritional feed solutions, adhering to the highest standards of quality in product manufacturing. In addition to serving independent farmers, they engage in partnerships with contract producers involved in rearing, laying, and the broiler sector. Our client has cultivated a strong professional and technical reputation within the feed industry by prioritising customer feedback and consistently delivering tangible on-farm outcomes.

Role Overview

We are currently seeking a seasoned Mill Manager to oversee and manage the Darlington operations within the Animal Feed Mill Business. The ideal candidate should possess a minimum of 5 years of experience in Mill Management, preferably in the field of animal feed. The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to foster and promote a culture of high performance, spearhead strategic initiatives, and drive the business forward while upholding the highest operational standards to ensure optimal efficiency. We seek an individual who is highly motivated and willing to exceed expectations in their role.

Successful Candidate attributes

  • Previous experience of managing a feed mill within a fast-paced industry. Engineering knowledge would be an advantage.
  • Conscientious and focused with the ability to act quickly, accurately, taking ownership.
  • Able to maintain & improve mill costs within budget restraints, whilst reporting KPI s to the Board of Directors. Excellent communication and Leadership skills with ability to motivate and develop across the workforce including Transport & Maintenance.
  • Achieving optimum performance of the mill, ensuring planned preventative maintenance programs to minimise time lost through breakdowns. IT literacy essential.
  • Ensure a safety-first working culture and a safe working environment which meets all business and legal requirements.
  • Improve operational management systems, processes and best practices.
  • Ideally degree educated in business and/or agriculture.

Key Behaviours

  • Ability to prioritise workload and to manage stakeholder expectations.
  • Effective communication and leadership skills.
  • Achieve deadlines, work accurately, being responsive and proactive to problem-solving to ensure excellence.
  • Can instil confidence and trust in their knowledge and capability.


  • Competitive salary
  • Pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Ongoing career development
  • Autonomy

If you would like to be considered for this position, then please send your CV to imperialrecruitmentgroup

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