Factory/industrial site director (M/F)

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The Groupe Barba is a major player in seafood products on the French market with international influence. The Groupe Barba has had know-how and the same passion for the profession for 5 generations.

Our flagship products are tuna, swordfish and cod, but we also offer a whole range of cephalopods.

The Groupe Barba has the strength and power of an industrialist while making a point of tailor-made work to best meet the expectations of its customers.

Innovation is also part of the Groupe Barba’s DNA, since it was a pioneer in the cutting of Mediterranean bluefin tuna loins in the 1990s, then in 2000 the marketing of -60°C tuna sashimi.

Want to thrive in your work environment? Then this offer may be for you.

Status :
executive rank

Permanent contract, day package from Monday to Saturday morning

Type of employment:
Full time, permanent

to be defined if range: from €75k gross per year depending on experience + variables

In line with its development, the Groupe Barba is looking for a factory/industrial site director (M/F) as part of the creation of a permanent position. Reporting to General Management and member of the management committee, you manage the industrial site independently while ensuring quality, safety, customer satisfaction and profitability.

As a conductor, you are capable of leading, uniting, getting teams and departments to collaborate but also helping them improve their skills.

Industrial strategy and budget

  • Participate in the development of an Industrial Master Plan and establish the site's annual industrial budget (determine the KPIs);
  • Enforce manufacturing requirements, standards, guidelines, objectives and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the factory and consequently the factory budget, including overall equipment performance, unit costs, waste management, maintenance, energy, quality and health, safety and environment by maximizing plant performance at the lowest costs;
  • Ensure the achievement of the factory's production objectives by guaranteeing product availability in relation to the required quantity, quality, costs, time and customer requirements;
  • Supervise, increase and control the achievement of targeted results
  • Continually maximize site performance and minimize costs, through efficient organization of personnel, logistics and production lines.
  • Ensure the implementation of best practices in order to optimize the production process through collaboration with all functional areas related to manufacturing (quality, purchasing, supply chain, etc.).

Quality, Environment, Health and Food Safety and Food Defense

  • Guarantee and apply the health, environment, safety, quality, food safety and Food Defense policy as well as the standards within the site
  • Ensuring that all operational processes allow us to meet the quality requirements of our certifications but also allow us to respect and control regulations in terms of health, food defense, safety and environment
  • Be responsible for the Food Defense policy on your site and provide the Food Defense team with the means to carry out the approach undertaken


  • Monitor production line planning in close collaboration with the Production Manager and his deputy in order to optimize production
  • Guarantee the efficient use of equipment as well as optimal management of production personnel while respecting quality assurance and food defense standards
  • Ensure that the schedule is respected, that deviations are discussed and that production problems are resolved, in close collaboration with the Production Director
  • Work closely with the Production Manager on performance and production issues

Technical/technological innovation

Identify opportunities for technical, technological and process innovation
and transform opportunities into investment proposals in close collaboration with General Management, the Production Director and the accounting department

Supervise and lead your teams

  • Anticipate and plan the necessary labor resources in the medium and long term
  • Lead and manage the relationship with site members on a daily basis: meetings, evaluation interviews, etc.
  • Ensure the proper functioning of your team, mobilize and unite the involvement of your staff in achieving the company’s objectives
  • Participate in recruitment and organize, in collaboration with the HR manager, the reception of new employees as well as their integration and training, particularly on critical QSE risks
  • Guarantee a positive working climate and ensure the proper implementation of action plans aimed at improving the quality of life at work on its site

Why join us?

  • We have been installed since January 2017 in a latest generation complex of 6,000 m2
  • Our company is committed to eco-responsibility:
  • Photovoltaic panel equipment covering the shades of our parking lot
  • Mastery of water use
  • Recycling fish waste for animal feed and processing fish skin into leather for shoemaking
  • Application of energy sobriety in business
  • Engaged with Project Rescue Ocean
  • We have the desire to get involved, to respect our commitments and to be responsible for our decisions and actions on a daily basis. We must ensure consistency and the search for perfection.
  • Society in perpetual innovation: research and development are an integral part of our daily life
  • Team spirit is sharing... Our departments work in perfect synergy to share experiences, ideas, projects and advice.
  • Possibility of eating on outdoor tables with parasol in a pleasant environment
  • Spread our corporate and individual skills on a daily basis, to everyone, to improve our performance.
  • Company active in training its employees
  • The BARBA Group will always be at your disposal to better respond to your requests.


Coming from higher education

Significant and successful experience of at least 10 years, in management and control of an industrial site, ideally in the agri-food sector

Recognized for your communication skills and your interpersonal skills

Field man or woman with natural leadership

Able to unite teams to achieve company objectives

Results oriented

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