Operations Manager

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Operations Manager

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* Job Title: Operations Manager
* Function: Manufacturing
* Reports to: General Manager/Managing Director

Job Purpose:

To manage all production operations and associated support departments to meet business/customer requirements and to continually improve manufacturing efficiencies, reducing costs and achieve all key operational performance objectives within a demanding and volatile environment.

* Small £5 million
* Medium £5 to £25 million
* Large £25 million and over

Key Responsibilities:

* Develop a manufacturing strategy and a framework of operating standards to satisfy business plan objectives and growing customer demands.
* Control operations within the plant to optimise throughput and efficiency whilst minimising waste and ensuring customer expectations for quality and delivery are met on time and in full.
* Develop and implement capital projects which improve/maintain the operational performance of the business on time and within budget.
* Ensure the levels of raw materials and work-in-progress are properly controlled and managed within budget targets.
* Establish compliance with safety, health and environmental legislation.
* Manage employment relations and consultation/negotiation processes with staff and their representatives to implement, on an ongoing basis, best working practices and operational methods in order to maintain business competitiveness.
* Define the optimum organisation structure and recruit, develop, motivate and manage a manufacturing team that maximises its performance potential and meets current and future business needs.

Educational and Professional:

* Graduate Calibre
* First Degree (preferably in a technical discipline)
* Business/Professional qualification/programm

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

* Minimum 3-5 years within a management level position
* Minimum 5 years experience within a unionised manufacturing environment
* Leadership/people management skills
* Change management experience
* Communication/presentation skills
* Team building
* Negotiation/consultation skills
* Awareness of current Health and Safety, Environmental and Employment legislation
* Recruitment skills
* Print and/or Packaging industry experience
* Financial awareness
* Numerical/verbal reasoning skills

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