Business Administration Manager

  • Job Reference: SWR2982
  • Date Posted: 13 September 2021
  • Recruiter: Lallemand
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: depending on experience
  • Sector: Administration, Management and Executive Positions, Manufacturing
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Business Administration Manager – this is a great opportunity to join GB Ingredients, part of the Lallemand Group.  We are a well-established international company that specialises in the development, production, and marketing of yeasts and bacteria and we are looking for a Business Administration Manager to be based at our Felixstowe site.  The purpose of this key role within the company is to ensure that the end-to-end sales order process is supported operationally, and managed using appropriate systems, procedures, and processes. 

The ideal Business Administration Manager will provide day-to-day and line management of the administrative team, as well as a range of functions to support the Leadership Team.  The role also has responsibility for providing business support, project management support and specialist administrative services for the Felixstowe plant.  

Key responsibilities: 

  • Managing the sales order process end-to-end within the team daily
  • Manage all production (raw material and packaging) purchase orders for the Felixstowe plant
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure customer delivery, quality, queries, and complaints are managed to a high standard across the plant
  • Manage the administration team with demonstrable clear and responsible leadership to drive the best individual and team performance from their area of responsibility
  • Business Improvement - review and improve current working processes, systems, and methodologies to create increased effectiveness and efficiencies

 Skills and experience required / desirable: 

  • Further education, e.g., business administration qualification
  • Continuous improvement qualification e.g., green belt
  • Experience of managing and leading a team, including setting objectives, performance management, coaching and developing
  • Experience in and knowledge of business-administration in respect of sales order processes and compliance
  • Strong IT skills
  • Effective communication and influencing skills, with a proven ability to influence across a wide range of stakeholders 

Behaviours and capabilities required: 

  • Tenacity and appetite to challenge current thinking
  • Strong networking skills
  • Ability to prioritise effectively and remain focused on these priorities.
  • Results focused “can do” attitude.
  • Self-starter – ability to work off own initiative.
  • Determined and resilient - not afraid to challenge the norm
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Openness to change 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a company who welcome those looking to progress and become an integral part of this successful organisation.   Living within a commutable location or willingness to relocate is required for this role, due to the nature of the business. On offer is a salary circa £40,000-£50,000 per annum depending on experience plus 25 Days Annual Leave including bank holidays and a Contributory Pension Scheme.

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