Operations Manager

Job Type:
Job Sector:
£55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Salary Description:
�55k - 65k per year + Life Assurance, Pension and Holidays
Heads Recruitment
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Job Title: Operations Manager
Location: Elland, West Yorkshire
Salary: �55000 to �65000
Hours: DAYS

The Role

? You will be responsible for 10 direct reports and over 100 indirect reports, including an assistant manager, 9 engineers and over 100 production operatives.
? To ensure high standards of quality, food safety, hygiene and housekeeping are always adhered to.
? Lead and develop your team managers to ensure they are engaged and high performing.
? Creating and developing a site wide training programme and working with your direct reports to ensure that its fully implemented
? Drive and sustain an environment of Continuous Improvement and Operational Excellence through excellent programme management
? Optimisation of lean tools with a focus on quality and waste reduction
? Budgetary responsibility
? To actively promote a health and safety culture within the department to ensure that all requirements are met and continuously identifying areas for improvement
? To identify changes in process/method that will lead to productivity improvement
? Ensure factory complies and passes a variety of audits including BRC.
? Implement CI & Lean programmes and look to create an OEE culture
? Mentoring and coaching the Assistant Site Manager to develop his/her key skill.

The Candidate

? Production / Operations management experience Food production environment is essential
? Ideally you will have worked in chilled fresh produce environment however all other food production environment will be considered
? It is essential to have Lean manufacturing experience and a track record of implementing successful techniques
? Ideally you will have six sigma green / black belt, but this is by no means essential
? Experience of TPM will be highly beneficial
? Must be a self-starter with a strong CI ethos
? Flexibility to work outside of the standard job description if needed given the size and culture of the organisation
? Experience with culture change / change management would be highly beneficial
? Ambitious character who is looking to develop their career
? Leadership and team development ability at a high level
? A transparent leader - clearly able to communicate current performance and future plans
? Able to challenge at all levels - the team, customer, brand and business

The Company

A leading European food manufacturer is currently seeking an Operations Manager to join their team to manage the site, predominately responsible for Production, the successful candidate will also be first point of contact for other departments, including engineering, quality.


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Contact Details:
Heads Recruitment
Tel: 0161 746 3311
Contact: Ryan Taylor

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