Chris Jones


Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom Phone: +44 (0)7792 077290 LinkedIn:

• • • A successful and highly professional Operations Manager / Director with extensive general and project management expertise who enjoys being part of, as well as leading, a successful and productive team Commercially astute and highly experienced in Supply Chain and Operations across a number of public and private sectors including FMCG (dairy, meat, confectionery), media, assurance, plastics and Government A strong leader, able to demonstrate the motivation and commitment required to achieve objectives and meet tight deadlines, possessing excellent interpersonal and communication skills

 Leadership qualities - demonstrates pace, passion, pride and professionalism in leadership, inspiring these qualities in the organisation. Experience of working in fast moving, high growth environments, identifying tactical opportunities and ensuring their on time delivery People Management and Customer Service - Direct experience of managing large and diverse teams to achieve stretching commercial, operational and customer service targets within highly competitive, price and service-led environments Financial Management - Production of clear and concise business cases with strong numeracy and budgetary skills. Promotes and engages others in cost containment, savings and / or revenue opportunities Programme and Project Management - Strong project management skills enabling the efficient management of large and complex programmes. Able to define or to adapt to IT strategies and ensure the alignment of tasks Communication - Excellent communicator at all levels and with third party partners and suppliers, UK and internationally. Aligns policy and delivery with clear communications objectives and measurement criteria

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General Manager - UK Operations, SAI Global Assurance Services, Milton Keynes (Nov. 2012 to present) Senior Negotiator - Fresh Foods, Bestway Wholesale Limited, London (Oct. 2011 to Nov.2012) HH Operations Manager. Andros (UK) Limited, St Ives, Cambridgeshire (July 2010 to October 2011) HH Director of Government Mail, GCDA - Government Car and Despatch Agency, London (2009 to 2010) RT Operations Director, Bounty (UK) Limited, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire (2006 to 2008) RT

     Supply Chain Manager, Lindt & Sprüngli UK Limited, West Drayton (2005 to 2006) BC Supply Chain Manager and I.T. Manager, Onken Dairy UK Limited, London (1999 to 2005) CP Logistics Manager, Hazlewood Foods Limited Delicatessen Division, Wisbech (1997 to 1999) RS Trading Officer (M&S Canned Meats), Tulip International UK Limited, New Brighton (1994 to 1997) RS Senior Production Controller and Sales Liaison, GKK Plastics Limited (BIUK), Wrexham (1991 to 1994) CP

MA in Management with Distinction, London South Bank University, 2008 Chartered Management Institute Level 7 Executive Diploma in Strategic Management, 2008 PGDMS Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies with Distinction, London South Bank University, 2004 DMS Diploma in Management Studies, Peterborough Regional College, 1999 FCILT Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport MCIPS Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply MMICS Management Member of the Institute of Customer Service Reasons for leaving: RS Redundancy-Site Closure, RT Redundancy-Takeover, CP Career Progression, BC Business Culture, HH Head Hunted

Full CV available on request
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