Site Operations Manager

Back to job search

Site Operations Manager

Alexander Steele is working in partnership with an established food manufacturing organisation seeking a Site Operations Manager to join their facility in North East Of Scotland. Focused on driving operational excellence, ensuring that all operations and processes are not just maintained but are continually improved at the site, utilising Lean continuous improvement techniques. Paying up to £65,000 base salary, the facility is looking to move reasonably quickly to secure the right talent. The Role: Responsible and accountable for producing high-quality products that meet the specifications and expectations of the customer and satisfy relevant legislative and industry regulations Maintain a proactive and consistent effort to organise production and operations in the most efficient way possible to decrease expenses and increase revenues Lead daily production (Pulse) meetings, be visible and active on the factory floor Establish strategic goals by gathering pertinent business, financial, service, and operations information; identifying and evaluating trends and options; choosing a course of action; defining objectives; evaluating outcomes Accomplish financial goals by supporting direct reports in forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analysing variances; initiating corrective actions Accomplish department objectives by communicating to direct reports the company strategy and job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counselling, and managing employee relations; developing, coordinating, and embedding systems, policies, procedures, and productivity standards Read and analyse planning charts, work orders, production and operations schedules, and other records/reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs Understand and deliver production and operations within site and company’s daily/weekly/monthly KPI’s, seeking continual improvements, ensuring data integrity, and undertaking root cause analysis Develop, produce, and maintain reports on production and operations for daily/weekly/monthly KPI’s Work with direct reports to consistently maintain adequate and minimum resourcing levels across production and procedures, using forecasts, KPI data and planning outputs to inform decisions Work with direct reports to provide effective management of fixed/indirect costs within the area of responsibility, including Transport & Logistics, Distribution, Purchasing, Canteen and Security Work with direct reports and H&S department to develop, implement, embed, and maintain safe and effective Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all production-based tasks and processes Maintain consistent product standards by embedding quality and customer service processes; working with Technical to analyse and resolve quality and customer service problems; identifying trends; recommending system/process improvements Accountable for ensuring audit compliance across production and operations in all auditable areas, including health and safety, environmental, animal welfare, quality, specifications, standard operating procedures, training, learning and development, and other people-based ethics The Candidate: Significant knowledge and management experience of meat production, processing, and operations (preferably red meat) essential Minimum HND or degree level qualification in manufacturing or equivalent desirable Lean, 6 sigmas or kaizen trained and able to demonstrate successes desirable Animal Welfare, HACCP, NEBOSH or IOSH qualification desirable Proven ability to lead, motivate and develop teams to achieve established goals and improve performance Budget and cost management skills essential Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills Exemplary interpersonal, communication, and negotiating skills Communicates well in written and oral form with multi-nationals on all level Leader and relationship builder with influencing skills Excellent IT skills (particularly Excel) Strong team player Extensive knowledge of lean/continuous improvement processes If you would like further information on this fantastic opportunity, please apply with your most recent CV or call Clarke Smith on 01313709191