Operations Manager

McCormick UK Ltd
Haddenham, Aylesbury
Closing date
4 Nov 2019

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Operations Manager
Haddenham, UK

Reporting to Plant Director, the role provides team leadership, direction and oversight to the multiple operations of the Plant through the high-performance work systems and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) methodologies, systems and tools to build a high-performance culture of continuous improvement and enhance organizational capability.  Partner with Site and Regional Leaders to develop and execute strategic plans to deliver short- and long-term plans for our People, Performance and Growth objectives.


  • Build and support Linkage into strategic agenda: capital, loss analysis, people development, workforce planning, change management, inclusive of Employee Relations strategy.
  • Build capability of workforce separately Employee development and coaching in behaviors and competency development, as well as management of daily, weekly, and monthly review processes
  • Involvement of JTE promotions
  • Develop, collaborate and engage strong cross functional relationships (R&D, Commercial, etc). to eliminate loss and enable growth, to include new and existing products are manufactured on time and in specifications
  • Translating information into priorities and actions


  • Significant experience working and leading in production / operations roles in a manufacturing plant environment
  • Experience in achieving project goals and objectives by applying the discipline of planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about successful project completion
  • Experience working in TPM environments preferred 
  • Knowledge of an ERP (SAP preferred), manufacturing methods and related equipment.
  • Ability to be an influencer of change initiatives 
  • Ability to understand implications of commercial strategies and to make operational changes to support organizational performance
  • Ability to translate the Organizational Vision and Mission into Manufacturing Strategies 
  • Ability to develop action plans, obtain or assign resources, and align day-to-day processes to achieve strategic goals
  • Ability to drive innovation based on data and loss analysis    
  • Understanding of key financial topics, including: Budgeting, Cost Center Ownership, CAAP, IRR, Yield, Waste, Scrap, Line Level Loss Analysis and understanding/execution of the key levers to positively impact these financial metrics
  • Ability to use appropriate root cause analysis decision tools for decision making 
  • Ability to manage team in accordance with the appropriate employment laws or compliance regulations and ability to apply appropriate workplace safety legislation and regulatory requirements to team processes and management  

If you wish to be considered for this position, please discuss your interest with your immediate manager, and then apply online via MySuccess under the Careers section.  Please complete your application by the closing date above and direct any queries to Karolina Komorowska in Talent Acquisition, Human Resources.

At McCormick, we bring our passion for flavour to work each day. We encourage growth, respect everyone's contributions and do what's right for our business, our people, our communities and our planet.  Join us on our quest to make every meal and moment better.

Founded in Baltimore, MD in 1889 in a room and a cellar by 25-year-old Willoughby McCormick with three employees, McCormick is a global leader in flavour. With 12,400 employees around the world and more than $5 Billion in annual sales., the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures, food service businesses and consumers

While our global headquarters are in the Baltimore, Maryland, USA area, McCormick operates and serves customers from nearly 50 locations in 27 countries and 135 markets in Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Americas, including North, South and Central America with recognized brands including Schwartz.

At McCormick, we have over a 100-year legacy based on our “Power of People” principle.  This principle fosters an unusually dedicated workforce requiring a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values. 

Contact Us
  • Haddenham Business Park
  • Pegasus Way
  • Aylesbury
  • HP17 8LB
  • United Kingdom
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