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Operations Manager

An environmentally friendly focused packaging materials provider is looking to expand its team. They are looking for an Operations Manager to accountable for the safe and efficient operation of all activities across the site, from material preparation through to despatch, including Health and Safety and Quality. This includes Customer Service and Administration.

This role will be responsible for management, support, motivation and development of all direct reports and via Shift Supervision, Team Leaders, material preparation, process technicians, production operators, 2nd operations, warehouse and logistics.

The Operations Manager will work in conjunction with the Engineering/Technical Manager to improve machine equipment safety, utilisation and efficiencies. You ensure efficient production planning/logistics to ensure customer satisfaction, while maintaining optimum stock levels.

Supporting the General Manager with specific focus on the performance of all elements within the plant, its systems and procedures, your job will be to ensure they are regularly reviewed and deliver safe, efficient and audit ready operations at all times. The objective will be to sustain year on year performance improvements against key metrics.

Knowledge and Experience required for this role:

  • Proven experience in a similar role (5/10 years)
  • Strong hands on management experience
  • Ability to develop, lead and motivate others
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • ERP knowledge
  • QA process knowledge
  • Health and Safety knowledge
  • Highly computer literate e.g. Excel/Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
  • Demonstrates experiences of making sound judgement under pressure.
  • Team Player
  • Systematic and with high attention to detail
  • Already have developed a career and will probably have held practical roles within a manufacturing environment.
  • Mechanical or process engineering background that reinforces extensive know-how of low margin, high-volume moulding and assembly.
  • Ability to lead and promote Lean manufacturing initiatives
  • Working knowledge of machinery safety regulations and legislation
  • Ability to make decisions that maximise plant output + efficiency whilst balancing those decisions with safety, product quality and cost.
  • Understand financial information.

From a personality perspective, candidates applying for this role must be diligent, highly self motivated, a self starter and truly resilient. You will be forward thinking, with excellent planning skills and the ability to anticipate potential obstacles.

Operations Manager

Northamptonshire
Permanent, Full Time
Competitive Salary

Published on 15 Nov 2021

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