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Operations Manager

Silven Recruitment Limited
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Closing date
11 Apr 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Operations Manager



Monday – Friday / 6am – 2pm and 2pm – 10pm


Job Reference: GG/8829

The Company

A food manufacturer whose products delight shoppers. They have several facilities around the UK with a head office in the South East. They produce famous brands as well as a number of retailer private label products. This year, they are investing £millions to improve the capabilities of their manufacturing facilities and creating a wider portfolio of great tasting products.

The Role

  • Continuously improve quality system to eradicate repeat failures.
  • Continually develop our operations system to maximize performance.
  • Lead the operations team to continuously improve plant output and delivery of customer service plans.
  • Delivery of financial budget aligned with the delivery of KPI’s in line with assigned business unit objectives (waste, TOS, efficiency, machine uptime).
  • Work in partnership with site functions, engineering to deliver daily, weekly, monthly, and annual targets.
  • Support the creation of a positive working culture through clear and consistent leadership.
  • Support and develop your team - recognize and reward performance through regular performance reviews.
  • Motivate and coach your shift team in effective decision making, promoting autonomy/accountability, and promoting ownership to enhance engagement at all levels.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Previous experience working as a leader or manager within a Shift Operations function within in FMCG, with an understanding of manufacturing excellence.
  • IOSH, with a strong appreciation of H&S
  • Ideally you will have a Food Safety / Hygiene Qualification, but this isn’t essential. Happy to consider people outside of the food / drink sector.
  • Ideally candidates will have a manufacturing excellence qualification / or be Lean Sigma Green Belt certified etc. This training can be provided for the right candidate.

Next Steps

To apply for this role, please contact Gilbert Gregory at Silven on either 07487732962 or quoting reference GG/8829.


The Silven team is full of passionate, committed and personable people, who have built their careers recruiting into their specialist markets.

We’ve developed many long standing client and candidate relationships along the way; mainly because we delight in helping companies to realise their plans and in assisting candidates to advance their careers.

If you are a client or candidate seeking advice and a service based on experience and knowledge of your market, we’d love to hear from you. Contacting us could be the best thing you do today.

Find Us
0845 0036872
Clarence House
4 Clarence Street
M2 4DW
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