Operations Manager – FMCG/Food Global Market Leader

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Operations Manager to join this global FMCG market leader who produce a collection of some of the most recognisable food/snack brands with operations in more than 80 countries across the world.

Due to an internal promotion, an exciting opportunity currently exists for an Operations Manager to join this market leader and lead the production operations in the Plant and delivering key performance targets in safety, quality, productivity, volumes, cost, sustainability, organizational morale.  You will ensure that the manufacturing strategy is implemented and is fully effective and you will strive to build a high performing organisation.

Key duties/responsibilities:

  • Manage change/ transformation change/ transformation amongst the operating teams in the implementation of IL6S-Integrated Lean 6 sigma phase journey, FoF-Factory of Future Line centric organization & roles (AM-Autonomous Maintenance, PM-Progressive Maintenance and an integrated 6 star model within operating Line teams) to progress into self sufficient teams.
  • Role models values and principles through effective coaching, mentoring and development of the team.
  • Support the manufacturing annual operational plans and targets to meet safety, quality, cost, delivery, sustainability, engagement goals in line with the site compelling business need.
  • Coach line leaders, cascade & communicate the plans and targets to employees to ensure alignment and understanding around priorities, focus and KPI’s.
  • Lead and be accountable to establish a strong governance to review, control operational performance and continuous improvement plan and embed a zero loss mindset  to constantly improve and deliver against best in class both internally and externally.
  • Drive the operating team to identify and manage improvements to technology, culture, capability and operating systems to deliver a best practice and reliable operation.
  • Support all manufacturing standards, governance, compliance requirements (e.g. Corporate Quality, Food safety & GMP, Health, Safety, Security, Environment, Sustainability, Code of conduct, Policies & principles, Operational standards, Local legal requirements, Internal Audit norms, & other procedures updated from time to time) are in place, understood by all, and is regularly reviewed and monitored for effective implementation.
  • Lead and be accountable for talent, capabilities & engagement for the manufacturing team – identify and implement critical levers to attract, retain & develop critical talent and builds capability at all levels, technical and behavioral, to build a sustainable workforce profile for the future.
  • Partner effectively with all multi-functional peers internally & externally (outside the plant) to achieve objectives, goals and KPI’s.

Ideal Candidate Profile: 
A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career and the following experience and knowledge:

  • Experienced Operations Manager – minimum 5-8 years previous experience
  • Experience in Manufacturing – ideally Food Manufacturing/FMCG/Consumer packaged goods experience
  • Strong operational & manufacturing leadership experience in consumer packaged goods industry
  • Previous experience in TPM (Total productive maintenance), 5s, LEAN, 6 sigma tools and concepts
  • Previous experience in Continuous Improvement – essential
  • Excellent communication (verbal & written), coaching, and leadership skills in a team-based environment
  • Demonstrated abilities in Analytics, problem solving and team building
  • An Engineer with a strong financial & business acumen, project management skills
  • Knowledge of industrial maintenance and manufacturing equipment

To apply, please forward your CV to: rex.cridland@njr.uk.com quoting reference NJR/RC393.