Excellent career-development opportunity for an ambitious Operations professional keen to make their mark in an exciting fast-growing SME with 4,000 retail customers across USA and Europe. You may have started your journey in a larger corporate / multinational and are now looking to utilise your skills in a more agile environment where you can make an instant difference, daily, and embark on your career path. You’ll bring to the table a proven problem-solving ability coupled with good understanding and experience of all aspects of Operations.
Operations Manager – Supply Chain / Manufacturing | Inis – Fragrances of Ireland
Near Bray, Co. Wicklow
€70,000 – €90,000
Plus bonus depending on experience, qualifications and performance.
Who we are:
We’re a dynamic Irish SME, the maker of Inis, Ireland’s best-known perfume and cosmetics brand, with 85% of our products being exported to over 4,000 retail customers across the USA and Europe. Every part of our operation aims to make our customers happy, with beautiful products and great, friendly service.
Where you'll come in:
Working as part of the senior leadership team, you will be required to oversee and manage every stage of our Demand Planning, Products flow, from a Supply Chain, Sales, Manufacturing, Warehousing, and Logistics perspective, so we can deliver and keep our promises to customers, on-time, to the correct standards and within budget.
We have a challenging but dynamic, fast-growing and interesting business. While working with our Purchasing, Sales, IT, Finance and NPD departments, our new Operations Manager will also be closely interacting with manufacturers, suppliers and warehouses in our Supply Chain worldwide to ensure that our customers get the best possible service from us.
You will normally be based in our office near Bray, Co. Wicklow (Covid rules permitting) but we are happy to consider partial remote working. When travel permits, you will need to visit warehouses, suppliers, manufacturers and customers across our markets in Ireland, UK, Europe, USA and Canada which will involve overnight stays.
Your responsibilities will include the management of day-to-day operations and strategy for:
+ Working closely with our Sales, Purchasing, IT and Finance departments to forecast demand and purchase products to an agreed level, to help achieve sales growth and profitability targets;
+ Ensuring the manufacturing supply base is capable of fulfilling the requirements of the demand planning process.
+ Global warehousing, including inventory, storage, receipt, order packing and dispatch;
+ Freight and logistics from manufacturers and suppliers to warehouses, and from warehouses to end customers, including resolving customs and regulatory issues;
+ Quality and regulatory compliance, audit and control at manufacturers, suppliers and warehouses to support our NPD and Purchasing Managers.
+ Being a key player at senior level in reviewing lean processes, Key Performance Indicators and deploying Continuous Improvements;
+ Based on all the above, providing the best support for our Customer Service team.
+ You will be degree qualified in Operations (or equivalent) Management from a recognised institute
+ You will be expected to have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a relevant Operations Management role where you were responsible for the required functions as outlined above
+ You will be expected to take ownership for the functional areas outlined above:
+ You will have a good understanding of demand planning and associated ERP type systems
+ You will be expected to have a good understanding and some experience of quality management, quality control and regulatory compliance
+ You’ll have: strong strategic, numeric and planning skills as well as ability to develop and implement an operations growth strategy.
+ A logical and systematic approach to work
+ Good time management, with the ability to work under pressure, maintain accuracy and keep to deadlines
+ The ability to solve problems, make decisions and exercise continuous improvement.
+ Excellent relationship management skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external teams and customers
+ Good negotiation and influencing skills
+ Good business management and analytical skills
+ Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
+ The ability to lead, develop and motivate a team and develop others
+ IT literacy, skills in the Microsoft suite of business toolkits and the ability to handle electronic data
+ Good understanding of risk management in the context of the supply chain
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