Operations Manager

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Operations Manager

I am delighted to be working with this small but growing business. This award winning business and has already started making waves in the UK market and they are looking for a Operations Manager to join their team based in South East London. As Operations Manager you will lead the Operational team in the day to day activities both in the production kitchen and helping to build our long-term operations strategy. The right candidate will have plenty of scope to make this role their own as this business moves into the next stage of growth. Our client is growing quickly so an understanding of scaling up and managing production and warehouse processes is essential. Using your skills and initiative to implement and oversee both our operations to ensure a smooth end to end process from goods in to production and to dispatch. You will manage two operatives as well as any temporary staff so it is that you have experience in leading and communicating effectively. You should also be confident using inventory managements systems and have knowledge of QMS and food safety - You will be responsible in ensuring all products are safe and produced to a high standard. Our client is looking for someone with 2-3 years experience in the food manufacturing especially in food safety and production. Degree qualified and holds HACCP level 3. You main duties in this role will include: •Managing the day-to-day activities of the operations team and helping to scaling up the operation. •Leading operational strategy in line with wider business objectives. •Owning the entire production process from goods-in to production to dispatch. •Coordinating activities between the warehouse and production kitchen. •Planning, scheduling and reviewing workloads and manpower to make sure all products are delivered on time in full. •Owning the inventory management process including being responsible for the correct use of our specialist software. •Liaising with sales, finance and marketing to ensure all product operations are aligned with wider business strategy. •Continuously monitoring product quality to ensure a safe product, including overseeing food safety and quality management systems. •Ensuring all machinery and equipment is being used efficiently, and strategising on any new production processes as required. •Leading production and communicating with warehouse operatives to ensure a smooth transition between both operations. •Audit suppliers or manage internal audits. •Deal with any customer complaint investigations or product issues. •Compile, check and approve product specifications and labelling. •Undertake long-term projects with other departments, such as reducing waste by improving efficiency. •Build relationships with suppliers and customers. Our client is looking to pay up to £38,000 plus benefits which include pension, Personal Accident Insurance, Private Health Insurance with Axa, 24 days holidays plus bank holidays and an additional day off for your birthday! Does this sound like the right role for you? If so please apply with your CV or if you would like more information about the role please contact Tracey Fleming on 0131 370 9191 or email tracey.fleming@alexandersteele.com.