Salary Survey - Site General Manager

Collingwood were approached by this privately owned FMCG manufacturer in the UK, supplying home consumables to UK and European markets. They have a market leading product portfolio of both own label and branded products, supplying to supermarkets, DIY retailers as well as a vast network of independents. With a turnover that’s more than doubled over the last five years, they plan to continue this significant growth by increasing market share; opening in new markets as well as acquiring new businesses.

A new General Manager was required for their South East of England site, to oversee the development of best in class practices, introduce new manufacturing principles and to be able to drive a continuous improvement working environment. Working closely with the Operations Director and further Board Members, the Site General Manager would be responsible for developing a three year Strategic Operating Plan to help align the site to the Groups growth plans.

Working closely with the Operations Director and the Head of HR, Collingwood provided a full headhunt, gathering further market intelligence during the process, including salary benchmarking, for Non-Food and Food Consumer Manufacturers, around the South East of England. Collingwood identified x 162 Factory Managers, Site Operations Mangers and Site General Managers across a wide variety of Food and FMCG Maufacturers. We fully engaged with 85 of these individuals who provided detailed feedback on responsibilities, size of business and their basic salary. Here is the information we obtained:



For further information about the role and how we sourced the best candidate for the position please visit our Site General Manager case study.