Operations Manager

Northern Ireland
Excellent salary + benefits
04 Jan 2019
01 Feb 2019
Lisa Bird
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

A leading food manufacturing business that have a goal to delight and nourish consumers across the globe with products people enjoy and feel better about. They are proud to provide their customers with the expertise, insights and know-how they need to deliver products that people enjoy and feel better about consuming.

They understand the science of taste and apply their insights into taste with their food technology expertise and advanced culinary knowledge to help their customers create innovative and unique food and beverage products.

A trusted supplier to the world’s leading food companies, due to their wide range of expertise in every food and beverage field – including R&D, sensory, culinary, regulatory and food safety.


They are looking to recruit an Operations Manager to be part of the leadership team for one of their most important sites and also a Centre of Excellence. The site has received significant investment over the last few years, and there are a number of exciting projects still to be initiated. This investment has also been complimented by a strong focus on Lean Manufacturing.

The Operations Manager will need to manage the conversion process on site and manage all activities within the manufacturing process ensuring all goals and targets are met within agreed time, cost, quality, safety, people and environmental parameters.


Key responsibilities include:

• Lead the Production Stream managers to ensure they are engaged and high performing with a focus on problem solving and team work.
• Build trust through effective leadership and the skilled application of people management processes and open 2 way communications.
• Develop and implement a site operational strategy to meet the goals of the site and overall business strategy.
• Continually review and adjust the strategy in line with internal and external changes.
• Undertake competitive benchmarking assessment to ensure operational targets and capabilities are continually challenged.
• Manage and own total cost of conversion on site, focusing on systems & operational activity standardisation and improvement.

In order to be considered for this role, candidates must have:

• Proven experience working in highly automated, process driven food manufacturing.
• Proven experience building high performing teams.

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