Fresh Packhouse Operations Manager.

Technique Recruitment Solutions
Tunstead, UK
15 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
My client are one of the UK's largest soft fruit growers and suppliers working with manufacturers, retail and catering businesses. Due to continued growth they are looking for an Operations Manager to join their team to manage the conversion process on site and control all activities within the manufacturing process ensuring all goals and targets are met within agreed time, cost, quality, safety, people and environmental parameters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Operations Strategy

Develop and implement business unit operational strategy. Continually review and adjust the strategy in line with internal and external changes.

Develop, review and deliver positive KPI results in People (H&S), Quality, Cost and Service that deliver against the operations strategy.

Manufacturing Capabilities

Define the capabilities of the site to meet the needs of the business in relation to;

Product Quality

Service (Order Lead Times, Customer Service Level)

Cost (Materials, Labour, Overhead)

Manufacturing capacities

Volume / Variety matrices

Identify gaps from current state to minimum requirement and prepare plans to bridge any gaps in a time bound manner.

Team Management

Develop and actively promote a positive Health & Safety Culture.

Align and lead the operational team to ensure they are engaged, high performing and deliver green KPIs. Coach them to identify and provide effective solutions to red KPIs.

Encourage an environment of support and challenge amongst the team and a sense of pride and passion.

Manage on going performance and succession of direct reports.

Build teams through skills assessment, training, coaching, feedback and support.

Labour Control

Manage the availability of labour against the plan and ensure that all production streams optimise labour across the business unit.

Budget and Capital projects

In accordance with the business strategy; set and deliver Business Unit budget

Understand and develop the requirements for Capital funding:

* to meet the need for development of new products as defined through innovation & NPD based on market need

* to meet the need for production efficiency improvement

* to meet the need for asset replacement

Continuous Improvement

Through analysis of performance data, identify performance gaps, trends and improvement opportunities and communicate internally using visual management standards in production and internally to site management team.

Site Communications & Engagement

Lead by example ensuring appropriate cross functional alignment & engagement with all support functions as appropriate to the site needs and the benefit of the business as a whole.

Actively manage all site communications with all internal and external stakeholders. Passionately promote the site with customers and internal stakeholders. Engage & build good working relationships with employees on site.

Technique Recruitment Solutions are a specialist manufacturing and engineering recruitment company based in Norfolk

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