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Operations Manager

DR Newitt
East Midlands
£50,000 - £60,000
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Food Manufacturing
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My client are seeking an Operations Manager who will be 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. Responsible for management, support, motivation and development of all direct reports and via Shift Supervision, Team Leaders, material preparation, process technicians, production operators, warehouse and logistics. 

The Role:

  • Responsible for management of all shift personnel and equipment through Shift Supervision
  • Manage and develop all shift personnel ensuring ongoing development and training
  • Carry out annual appraisals, disciplinaries and induction training programmes
  • Ensure compliance to all statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Follow, maintain and improve safety procedures
  • Ensure compliance to all monthly and ad hoc safety training requirements
  • Maintain a clean, safe work environment
  • Communicate with the General Manager regarding company policies, system breakdowns, HSE issues.
  • In conjunction with Engineering and Technical Manager, proactively troubleshoot and correct machinery problems to maintain production schedules and maximise machine running time
  • In conjunction with Engineering and Technical Manager, ensure compliance to preventative maintenance programmes
  • In conjunction with Engineering and Technical Manager ensure plant services are operating safely and efficiently
  • Continual review of plant equipment to ensure optimal safety and operating efficiencies.

The Candidate:

  • Proven experience in a similar role (5/10 years)
  • Strong hands on leadership experience
  • Ability to develop, lead and motivate others
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
  • Demonstrates experiences of making sound judgement under pressure
  • Mechanical or process engineering background would be beneficial  
  • Ability to lead and promote Lean manufacturing initiatives

Salary - £60,000

Basic 40 hours. Monday - Friday 8am-5pm. 


Job vacancies from DR Newitt DR Newitt provide recruitment services to the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Worldwide FMCG market, including manufacturing, engineering and technical jobs. Established as a recruitment agency in 2002, DR Newitt’s experience of working with customers in these core markets enables us to be a key partner in the job supply chain.DR Newitt delivers permanent, contract and interim recruitment services via specialist divisions for:

  • Executive Management Jobs
  • FMCG Jobs
  • Food Jobs
  • Engineering Jobs
  • Manufacturing Jobs
  • Jobs in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
  • Scottish Jobs

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