Assistant to Plant Director

Administration, Facilities and Office Management Banbury Full-time United Kingdom

Job Description

You'll support the Plant Director (PD) and other teams in achieving the highest performance standards, including team events, managing presentations and budgets as well as normal day to day administrative tasks associated with running a factory, such as managing diaries, travel and expenses.

  • Assist in scheduling meetings, events and appointments – external and key internal meetings
  • Manage and maintain calendar, ensuring optimal time allocation and scheduling efficiency
  • Prepare and distribute internal and external correspondence, including emails and reports
  • Coordinate travel arrangements, itineraries, and accommodations as well as prepare and submit expense reports as needed
  • Take actions at key meetings and be a crucial person supporting the Plant Director and site leadership team. Maintaining confidentiality is of crucial importance
  • Raise PO’s for relevant expenses timely as needed
  • Maintain and organise documents, files, and records
  • Supports PD with presentations and preparation for meetings as required
  • Coordinate global visits by aligning agenda with key stakeholders, organising the venue, transfers, lunch/dinner etc.
  • Provide support in onboarding new Leadership Team members, facilitating orientation and other activities
  • Serve as a liaison between Leadership team members, and external stakeholders, conveying information accurately and promptly


Experience & Education:

Excellent planning, organisation, analytical and problem-solving skills

Self-motivated, highly disciplined

Exemplary attention to detail

High degree of confidentiality and integrity

Proactive approach, ability to manage complex tasks, and reacting to last minute changes

Excellent Communication skills

  • Influencing skills
  • Positive attitude

Ability and confidence to build networks at all levels

Additional Information


We believe amazing moments happen over a cup of coffee.

Everyone’s coffee experience is unique, and we’ve been innovating since 1753. Our coffee has been loved for generations and a career with us will mean you’ll be playing your part in shaping the future of coffee.When we grow, you grow. If you have a thirst to be part of our journey, you’ll be exposed to the full spectrum of your field of work. We value potential. We create opportunity to help you grow as a professional, surrounded by amazing people.

Our vision is simple but ambitious. Jacobs Douwe Egberts Peet’s has a coffee for everyone. JDE is a global business with leading brands in Coffee and Tea. In the UK&I your recognise Kenco, L’OR, Tassimo and Douwe Egberts as our major brands. The UK&I represents a top 5 global market for JDE and continues to be a growth engine for the category, driving premiumisation by leading the single-serve portion with the Tassimo brand and premiumising the instant coffee segment through Kenco, L’OR and the Douwe Egberts brands.


The Banbury plant has a legacy back to 1965, but focusing on the future will be a strategic Packing location for the network. The site will employ circa 140 associates from 2024.