Operations Manager - Northampton

CK Group Science, Clinical and Technical
12 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Emily Mills is currently recruiting for an Operations Manager to join a growing sales team within a leading chemical developer specialising in hot melt adhesives. This role is offered on a full time permanent basis and comes with a salary circa £45,000.

Our client is a long established and highly successful manufacturer of adhesives, part of a large group and they are investing in their technical and commercial divisions to provide innovative solutions for customers in the UK. You will become part of a growing sales division, identifying and gaining new business while maintaining and developing strong relationships with their partners. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate with an attractive salary and benefit package, including a company car.

Your main responsibilities in this role will be to:
· Lead continuous improvements in the resources required and ensure processes are in place in safety, quality, environment, reliability and efficiency at the site.
· As a member of the management team be responsible to the Managing Director for administration, planning, co-ordination, resource acquisition and deployment, and implementation of activities at the site. Formulate and embed good practice and procedures.
· Working closely with the Technical and Commercial team, lead and manage the introduction of new products into the manufacturing plant.
· Ensure the high maintenance and security of the site.
· Responsible for the recruitment, retention, administration, appraisal, remuneration and management of all Operations personnel advising the MD as appropriate.
· Participate in budget planning for all resource and costs associated with the profitable and efficient performance in Operations including materials, packaging, labour, storage. Monitor and report against budget responsibility on the performance of those budget areas providing analysis and actions on at least a monthly basis.
· Monitor safe handling, identification, storage, and removal of hazardous waste streams resulting from production activities.
· Adhere to the sites requirements specified in the Safety and Environment Management System by maintaining compliance to the relevant procedures and supporting the business in fulfilling the obligations enshrined in the relevant Policies and Accreditations.
· Participate in, and where appropriate, lead Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality initiatives as set forth by the Company.
· Prepare the Production Schedules.

In order to be considered for this role, you will be required to have the following qualifications, skills and experience:
· Graduate level qualification in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. Strong analytical and technical capability.
· Minimum 5 years supervisor/man-management experience in a chemical manufacturing or closely aligned manufacturing operation where Health, Safety, Environment and Quality specifications and parameters are key.
· Further professional qualifications in Quality or Safety Management preferred.
· Experience with operating in, or implementation of, MRPII planning, processes and disciplines.
· Experience of budget planning, responsibility, monitoring and management.
· A high level of IT literacy.
· Ability to motivate, manage and influence own team. Able to work cross-functionally contributing to the delivery of the business KPIs and objectives.
· Good written and oral communication skills allowing good interaction with all stakeholders.
· Personal qualities and characteristics to contribute and enjoy being part of a small team in an SME environment.
· Ambitious, seeking continual personal development and keen to progress to business leadership.

Please note that your CV should show exact dates of employment (month and year) and any gaps of a month or more should be explained.

CK Science is an Equal Opportunities employer who welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference 44967 in all correspondence

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