Interim Site Operations / Production Manager

09 Dec 2018
02 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Interim Operations Manager

Location: Devon

The Compnay: A true market leading multi-site category food and drink Manufacturer

Your Role:

We require an INTERIM Operations Manager at a highly automated food manufacturing site in Devon.

The site runs 24/7 and employs over 300 people. You will lead in excess of 200 operational staff via for your first line management team.

Reporting to the Factory Manager and leading an operations team which currently comprises of three Production Managers, one Engineering Manager and thirteen Team Leaders across production, engineering, raw materials, goods in and dispatch.

* You will ensure the weekly production plans are achieved at maximum efficiency and long-term objectives and actions are in place to continually improve performance
* You will drive, support and further develop the processes and systems necessary for continuous improvement with regards to health & safety, quality and production KPI’s.
* Delivery of all targets within defined KPI’s for safety, environment, quality, cost and continuous improvement
* Leading a team of 4 direct reports and 12 Team leaders through your own leadership, coaching and KPI performance management to ensure the Operations teams are focused and effective. Ultimately responsible for circa 200 employees
* Controlling and delivering budget targets by management of production output, labour, yield and efficiency, also to report daily and accurately forecast
* Taking a strategic role in the business Continuous Improvement initiative, to be able to demonstrate, report and present on improvements


* Proven experience of senior management in manufacturing environment (food manufacturing preferred)

* Experience in managing budget targets and understanding how the operations department contributes to the organisation’s financial performance
* Experience, qualifications or training in compliance – Health, Safety & Environment, Food Safety & Quality
* Strong experience in leading continuous improvement
* Strong leadership skills, able to motivate and delegate and measure performance

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