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Operations Manager

Reference #: VAC10825
Location: South East
Salary: £50000 - £70000
Sector: Packaging
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 31/05/2022
Contact: Jade Oie

We are looking to recruit an Operations Manager for our client within the corrugated sector of the packaging industry. You will report to the Operations Director supporting delivery of their strategy and goals through leadership and development of a safe and effective manufacturing unit. You will be fully accountable for production, logistics and the financial performance of the plant.

The Role:

Ensure Health & Safety is maintained at the highest level

To ensure that all employees are fully trained in all aspects of their role

Delivery of the weekly site production targets

To ensure daily customer deliveries are accurate and on time

Maintain quality and environmental standards

Delivery of set KPIs

Ensure factory planning, load maximisation and effectiveness are achieved

To develop and sustain a positive, continuously improving, customer focused culture at the site

Management of Transport Operations licence and legal compliance

Recognises financial and marketing implications of decisions and actions. Is alert to economic conditions, business opportunities and competitors' activity

Tackles day to day issues in the context of a broad strategic framework

Creates a motivating environment to get the best out of individuals and teams, and to achieve goals

Chooses a method of communication best suited to the task. Gets the message across clearly and unambiguously, creating the appropriate impact

Uses formal presentation skills effectively

Identifies and anticipates issues, objectively evaluates options, and selects best way forward promptly and without undue recourse to higher authority

Sets clear and challenging goals, seeking maximum results from available resources. Shows drive and determination in overcoming obstacles

Seeks continual improvement of self and organisational performance

Seeks to understand the priorities and needs of customers

Establishes and encourages standards; evaluates work against these, seeks feedback and makes changes to improve quality or service

Resourceful, flexible and optimistic when tackling challenging obstacles

Remains motivated and productive during periods of change or when under pressure

Is open to sharing best practice, information, ideas and solutions

The Person: 
The ideal candidate will be highly ambitious as there is opportunity to progress to an Operations Director. We are looking for someone who will embrace working with others, but also thrives on taking responsibility for their own work. 
The candidates we are looking to speak with will ideally have:

NEBOSH Certification minimum

Certificate/Diploma in Management

Lean/ Six Sigma trained. 

Degree level education

Previous experience of leading manufacturing teams.

Previous experience of being accountable for customer compliance

At least 5 Years' experience at management level in a fast-paced production / customer service environment.

Ability to grasp different disciplines of manufacture across mixed products

Familiarity with business principles and a confident decision maker.

A good listener who can absorb information from several quarters and deliver valued progression.

Packaging industry experienced preferred.

Excellent communication skills

Leadership ability

Advanced usage of Excel

The Package: 
Negotiable- DOE
Annual Bonus
25 days holiday
Pension, Health care and Critical life cover

This is a great opportunity to join a business who have been experiencing a lot of growth and are planning for the future. 


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