Accomplished Agricultural and Food Industry Leader with 25+ Years of Global Expertise.

A highly flexible produce, food and farming professional with over 25 years’ experience. With time in growing, technical, quality and operational roles including six years as a freelance technologist and consultant, this individual thrives on variety, enjoying strategic thinking and hands-on operational duties in equal measure.  This is someone that has worked from general operative level to directorship for big companies and small.  Enjoying the niche, new and different, they have a great understanding of global supply chains having been on the ground with producers in over forty countries.

Highly numerate, they enjoy assessing data to make decisions based on financial consequence, with experience in budgeting and building costed operational rate cards.  They have led projects of all sizes from machinery upgrades and building work through moving production sites and office refurbishments to developing site environmental areas. They have also worked with international aid-funded projects in Africa and have experience of R&D projects in conjunction with universities and Agri-tech companies.

Having directed operations through both Brexit and the Coronavirus pandemic whilst needing to increase production and efficiency with a shrinking labour market, they are well-versed in delivering beyond expectation while negotiating changeable legislation and guidelines.  A particular skill is the interpretation of industry and legal standards, governance, and guidelines and translating these into standard operating procedures that can be understood and quickly implemented in a cost-effective manner. 

This person has managed people at all levels from supervising operational teams through to recruiting, coaching and directing department heads.  They have worked closely with HR departments to develop robust company policies within legal and ethical trading frameworks.  Highlights have included developing staff benefits packages, including moving all pay above minimum wage, and awards for site ethical compliance and community projects.

As well as great knowledge of food safety, including a related postgraduate qualification, and good practice, this is someone who knows sustainability and social systems at both farm and factory level.

If this individual is of interest to you get in touch with Max MacGillivray on +44 (0)1284 715055 or contact the Beanstalk team directly by CLICKING HERE and quote Ref: 10009495 to set up an exploratory meeting.

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