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Title:Operations Manager (VR/05586)

Date Posted:20th September 2017
Salary/Rate:£30,000 - £40,000
Location:St Ives
Description:For: Operations Manager

Meyer Scott Ref: VR/05586

£30,000 - £40,000 p.a.

A market leading FMCG business is seeking an Operations Manager to be a part of their management team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast paced and rapidly expanding business. The Operations Manager will be partnering closely with key stakeholders across the business.

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the candidate will be responsible for all areas of manufacturing, stock control, customer deliveries and cost control.

The Operations Manager must be well organised, and have previous relevant experience within the FMCG sector.

A salary commensurate with experience is available.

Responsibilities will include:

• Working closely with a small but growing team to advance the strategic direction of the business, including project involvement, presentations, and frequent communication.
• Plan, organise, and direct all aspects of the manufacturing, maintenance, scheduling, and purchasing operations.
• Manage spending against budget in relation to the seasonal nature of the business, and other changes in production volumes.
• Manage operations expenses in line with financial commitments to management.
• Accurately estimate spend on purchases and monitor expenses regularly to ensure compliance with budget. Effectively communicate budget status to management, and identifies solutions to any potential variance.
• Identify opportunities to improve costs and delivery times and deliver on commitments.
• Forecast operational costs/variances and inventories versus the sales plan and ensure financial commitments are delivered.
• Implement manufacturing strategies and action plans to ensure that the facility supports the company’s strategic objectives.
• Work with other departments on new product development processes. Scale up the production once the new product specs are signed off for mass production.
• Ensure regulatory compliance
• Other duties as assigned.

Key Skills Required

• Leadership - leading teams from different departments to achieve organisational goals.
• Communication - ensuring that communication is ongoing and effective between different departments.
• IT - keeping up to date with IT systems in the workplace while having an understanding of emerging technologies.

• Presentation - Presenting ideas and results to different stakeholders across the business including staff and senior management.
• Team working - fostering an environment of teamwork to ensure that all products are delivered on time and company goals are met.
• Initiative - The ability to work alone and take a lead when hurdles arise or when tasks require completion.
• Planning - staying ahead of the game and ensuring that plans for the future are clear for everyone to follow.
• Problem Solving - adapting to the ever-changing environment and reacting quickly to meet challenges

• Degree level preferred

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