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Operations Manager (Yorkshire)

Operations Manager (Yorkshire)

Operations Manager


Salary – up to £65k DOE 

We are recruiting an Operations Manager to oversee all aspects of Production ensuring high quality is maintained and driving performance improvement.


We’re looking for someone with

  • Significant experience in an operations/ production leadership role in food manufacturing driving talent agenda and developing high performing teams.
  • Experience in of managing teams of >100.
  • Experience of managing complex ER cases.
  • Experience in cross-functional internal & external stakeholder’s management
  • Strong influencing and change management skills.
  • Demonstrable project management skills (planning, organising, and managing resources to bring about successful project completion).
  • Strategic thinking ability.
  • Experience working in TPM and lean manufacturing environments.
  • HSE qualification (NEBOS, ISOH or equivalent).
  • Ability to drive Continuous Improvement agenda.
  • Knowledge of an ERP (Microsoft Dynamics 365 preferred), manufacturing methods and related equipment.
  • Experience in the development and managing of large departmental forecasting with a good level of financial acumen.


The successful applicant will be responsible for

  • Co-ordinating and controlling all daily factory manufacturing activities.
  • Implementing coaching and development plans linked to career aspirations and capabilities.
  • Monitoring health and well-being amongst team.
  • Managing disciplinaries through to dismissals.
  • Working effectively with all other departments, Site Leadership Team and external stakeholders.
  • Deputising for General Manager during absence.
  • Empowering people – team leadership, including coaching, training, and motivating personnel (5 direct reports).
  • Identifying and addressing training gaps and opportunities.
  • Ensuring compliance with all regulatory agencies.
  • Providing insight for revenue and capital spend as required to optimise operational performance and cost base.
  • Resolving issues leading to customer complaints.
  • Maintaining and improving factory safety record.
  • Identifying opportunities for improvements to Production and Process to increase output.
  • Managing departmental budgets; monitoring, controlling and reducing spend whilst maintaining productivity and output.


If you are interested in finding out more please apply and I will get in touch to set up a call so we can discuss in more detail, I look forward to hearing from you!

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