Site Operations Manager

West Wales
Circa £60,000-£65,000 + car allowance + relocation + excellent benefits
Closing date
29 Apr 2021

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Operations, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Site Operations Manager
Food Manufacturing
West Wales
Circa £60,000-£65,000 + car allowance + relocation + excellent benefits

Would you like to live 10 minutes from beautiful beaches and within an hour’s drive of the scenic Brecon Beacons? Are you an Operations Manager looking for an opportunity to make an impact on a forward-thinking FMCG manufacturer striving to become best in class? 

Our client is a well-established privately-owned food manufacturer founded in the UK with sites around the world, supplying high quality products globally. The site in West Wales has seen recent multi-million-pound investment and is going through an exciting period of reinvigoration as it strives towards best in class standards. This is a fantastic period to join the site leadership team, with several members who are new to the business, in its pursuit of continuous improvement and manufacturing excellence. The business invests in great people and values their skills, enthusiasm and original thinking. As such, the ideal candidate will have high potential to be a key part of the business’s succession planning.

As Site Operations Manager, reporting to the Site Factory Manager, you will be responsible for leading site production which operates 12-hour shifts, 365 days a year, with a team of circa 60 led by 4 shift managers. You will need to bring a high-level of energy, knowledge and experience to develop their dedicated manufacturing team to the next level, making it truly best in class. In addition to your exceptional communication, management and leadership skills, you will also drive compliance with agreed processes, quality and health and safety regulations. You will ensure factory operations run smoothly and foster a culture of continuous improvement whilst helping to implement new processes to drive improved performance against KPI’s.

Who we’re looking for?

•    Having gained experience in best-in-class FMCG manufacturing environments you will be a seasoned Operations/Factory/Production Manager proven in leading cultural change and improving operations to efficiently deliver right-first time, on time products to meet customer demand.
•    You will be a true champion of driving a quality and HSE culture.
•    You will be exemplary at deploying advanced continuous improvement and RCA techniques to deliver stretched performance targets, setting and leading a standards-driven culture.

What's on offer?
A highly competitive salary (Circa £60,000-£65,000 + car allowance) + relocation + excellent benefits. As well as the support required to help you succeed, being supported by an organisation committed to Continuous Improvement and investment. You will also get the personal development you need to progress with excellent career prospects available.
Are you the one we're looking for? Apply now by clicking the apply button or email me for more information. The shortlist date is week commencing 19th April 2021, so if you have not heard back from us before then please assume you have been unsuccessful.


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