Operations Manager

England, Norfolk, Thetford
£60,000 - £80,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
09 Nov 2018
23 Nov 2018
Junead Zaman
Operations, Risk / Compliance
Contract Type

This is a unique opportunity for an Operations Manager to take a real lead in shaping the factory operation across the next few years.

Client Details

The client is a leading food manufacturing business that has experienced exceptional growth over the last few years and have an exciting investment plan in place for the next few years.


The successful Operations Manager will have:

  • Actively demonstrate leadership to team in all aspects by engaging and empowering all employees
  • Manage labour to agreed budgeted levels
  • Develop team via regular coaching and mentoring, training and leadership by example
  • Review and implement continuous compliance to multi-disciplinary business and 3rd Party standards
  • Review actions arising from 'SHE management plan' and implement any improvements against agreed timescale
  • Ensure that the production plan service levels are delivered
  • Continuously promote the need to identify changes in process/method that will lead to productivity improvement
  • Ensure that planned maintenance requirements undertaken by the production shift technicians are delivered in full
  • Manage equipment performance to agreed budgeted levels
  • Review use of SOPs for all tasks
  • Liaise with Operations Support Manager to implement production KPIs aligned with business objectives


  • Commercially aware and strategically focused
  • Graduate calibre
  • Substantial previous FMCG experience
  • Coaching and problem solving skills
  • Ability to interpret data
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience of Lean Manufacturing techniques
  • Self-motivated and highly flexible
  • Able to lead and motivate the Operations team
  • Implemented daily reviews to drive actions

Job Offer

The role is offering between £60,000 - £80,000 + an excellent benefits package.