Operations Manager- Knowsley - Colloids
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Operations Manager- Knowsley

By November 16, 2020 No Comments

Since 1967 Colloids has had an outstanding reputation for supplying high quality masterbatches/concentrates for use in the thermoplastics industry and has grown both organically and through acquisition. We are a rapidly expanding manufacturing business with our main manufacturing plant a headquarters based in Merseyside. The successful candidate will be joining a leading Masterbatch business at an exciting time of growth and expansion

We are currently seeking an experienced Operations Manager to complement our Operations team. This role will be reporting directly to the Managing Director.

You will be a highly driven, motivated team player with previous operational and management experience. The ideal candidate will be CIPS qualified or hold a similar qualification.

Accountable for managing all aspects of the Operation including; Manufacturing, Engineering, Maintenance, Warehouse, Planning and Logistics. The factory operates on a 24 x 7 continuous basis. This is a hands-on role leading, coaching and mentoring the team to drive the business forward to improve all aspects of safety and environmental performance, product and process quality, manufacturing costs, customer service levels and people performance.

 Ensure a high standard of safety exists across all aspects of the site.
 Create an effective manufacturing structure.
 Drive and support continuous improvement activities throughout the plant.
 Improve manufacturing systems through hands-on leadership to increase plant efficiency and customer service.
 Manage production resources effectively to meet both the day to day needs of the business and the future strategic business plan.
 Provide leadership, coaching and support to operations management team.
 Act as first point of contact for all union related issues. Manage Unite union relationship to be constructive and collaborative.
 Translate the company’s strategic plans into defined operational plans.
 Defining performance management KPI’s to monitor operational success against objectives.
 Reporting to the board on operation activities towards business goals.
 Work alongside other members of the business on business projects.
 Establishing a culture of continuous business improvement.
 Drive the maintenance team towards a planned maintenance culture vs reactive.
 Have in place improvement plans / projects to improve efficiencies, output, customer service and waste reduction.
 Application of lean tools to aid business profitability.
 Set expectations for operations team and provide performance feedback.
 Develop manufacturing personnel through training and support.
 Developing leadership and coaching programmes to increase employee effectiveness.

 All aspects of day to day management of the Operations team.
 Coaching and development of all operations staff.
 Minimising operation expenditure within the business wherever possible.
 Work effectively with Logistics, Quality, Technical and Sales groups to drive product quality and excellence in Customer service.
 Implementing lean management procedures to improve manufacturing throughput, minimise stock holding and free up working capital.
 Staying up to date with technological changes within the industry.

 Commercial awareness with an eye for seeing business improvement opportunities.
 Excellent stakeholder management skills and an ability to communicate complex business ideas.
 Highly motivated with a passion for driving operational business change.

This is a full-time permanent position, working Monday to Friday with occasional weekends as and when required by the business (24/7 operation)

Salary: Commensurate to the role
Holidays: 25 days PA plus Bank Holiday
Other Benefits: Pension, Private Health Care and Life Assurance

Applicants should email their CV (providing details of current salary) and a covering letter expressing your interest in the role to Nikki_thompson@colloids.com, HR Manager.

Closing date for applications: Friday 27 November 2020