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  • Operations Manager


    Red Rock Partnership are delighted to be working with our prestigious Client in the Doncaster area who are currently looking for an Operations Manager.

    This is an exciting opportunity to join a high growth manufacturing business that excel in their area of expertise. The Operations Manager will be part of the site leadership team and will report to the Site Director they will play a key part in ensuring the Manufacturing, Fulfilment and Warehouse operations are continuously improving, scaling and delivering excellence to their customers everyday.

    About the Role:

    Operational Requirements:

    • Expertise in a food manufacturing environment with a passion for continuous improvement and a site wide mentality which extends beyond production to all areas of the business.
    • Lead, coach and support Team Leaders to drive operational excellence within the Kitchen, always striving to meet and exceed targets for tonnage and cost
    • Report daily and weekly KPI’s, offering a detailed account of variances to the production plan, Health & Safety, people and engineering priorities.
    • Drive accountability and the culture for safe working practices in partnership with the Health & Safety Lead and shift leadership team.
    • Be accountable for and drive standards on food safety and legislation requirements and in-house quality standards always with end customers in mind.
    • Identify training needs for the team and individuals and ensure adequate coaching and training to enhance flexibility by following an agreed training plan including mandatory compliance training and in-house on the job skills training.
    • Promote a continuous improvement environment, identify constraints or bottlenecks and pull a team together to identify and resolve the issue and partner with your counterparts to drive the solution.
    • Drive the continuous improvement of operational metrics, performance, and improvements.

    About You!

    • Be a culture carrier, leading by example and proactively upholding the Clients values in everything you do!
    • Develop a highly motivated and inclusive team while adopting an open, visible, and supportive management style.
    • Ensure the site always operates at 'audit ready' standards and promote a proactive quality culture within the team.
    • Ensure people policies and procedures are applied correctly and consistently across the team and a high performance bar is set.
    • Ensure team members have a clear understanding of company and team goals and their part in helping to achieve this, and help ensure the teams are provided with the resources to achieve this.
    • Confidently undertake meaningful and regular 1:1’s with teams, ensuring they feel heard and that their feedback is important to you. You’ll consider their career aspirations, skills and background and tailor your style to their needs.

    Communication & Partnership:

    • Partner with the Site Leadership Team functional experts to achieve the best possible and aligned outputs and improvements.
    • Work collaboratively with a cross functional team, including but not limited to, Finance, Procurement, People Team, Technical and Engineering.
    • Messages and key communications are delivered to the teams and key stakeholders in a timely and accurate manner. You’ll have an excellence awareness of how your communication style impacts on others and you’ll tailor this to your audience.
    • Strong experience within the fast-moving consumer goods market (FMCG), preferably gained in the food industry within a team orientated culture
    • Awareness of continuous improvement concepts and practices.
    • Understanding of Health and Safety best practice and current legislative requirements
    • A good level of experience gained in a high-speed volume manufacturing environment
    • Supervisory experience with broad working knowledge of relevant safety legislation
    • Pragmatic, adaptable, resilient and humble
    • Well-practiced planning, organisation and scheduling skills
    • Someone who loves the pace and excitement of FMCG manufacturing
    • Ideally financial and budget control experience
    • Hungry for a challenge and keen to build something from the ground up
    • Easily approachable with good interpersonal skills, with creative thinking and analytical skills
    • Results driven and action oriented
    • Problem solving skills and priority setting

    Are you up for the challenge? If you feel this role fits with your career aspirations, please apply today.

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