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Somerset, England 
Competitive Salary Package 
8 Aug 2018 
5 Sep 2018 

Site Operations Manager 37460

Site Operations Manager


Our client based in Somerset is looking for an experienced Site Operations Manager.

Salary package is competitive and dependant on experience.

**Ideal candidate will have experience within production / Manufacturing (food / pharma) , warehousing and an understanding of the the engineering side. You will need to have experience within a similar role and level of management. **


As part of the Senior Management team, lead the Production team within the factory, focusing on continuous improvement. Contribute to the company’s strategy and demonstrate the company values and behaviours.


Manage the Production management team to include all associated functions and be a champion for high product quality, Health and Safety and efficient delivery. Monitor, interrogate and analyse all information relating to performance ensuring cost saving plans are developed and implemented from the results. Ensure good use of visual management techniques are in place and a top loss reviews are carried out and actions derived from them.

Lead, develop and empower the Production Management team to deliver against daily plan.

Work closely with the planning team to ensure there is a clear understanding of customer requirements and the daily departmental plan is delivered efficiently and on time.


Work closely with Technical department and ensure all procedures are adhered to and communicated within the team accordingly. Challenge unnecessary activity and work with the Technical team to improve process.


Lead and direct the Engineering function ensuring full cover is available to deliver uninterrupted production and PPM is in place and delivered. Encourage better understanding of machine performance and support delivery of efficiency improvements.


Lead and direct the warehouse and Logistics function and ensure there is clear visibility of expected goods in/out, the warehouse is clean and tidy with stock accuracy exceeding 98%. You will need to ensure there is full traceability of all out bound product with correct paperwork in place. Working with the Logistics team ensure trailer utilisation is managed and correct trailers are sourced and loaded efficiently.


Drive high standards throughout the department to be “audit ready” at all times.

Deliver the operational goals and objectives for the department and implement methods and procedures to enhance operational performance.

Lead and manage the team, providing clear direction, committing to staff development and empowerment. Take decisive action where necessary using a coaching approach but also utilizing formal procedures such as disciplinary, absence management and performance

management where appropriate.

Be an enthusiastic, positive, self-motivated and pro-active leader, committed to successfully achieving the goals and objectives of themselves, the factory team and the Company.


Manage the strategic and financial needs and goals of the department. Ensure these goals translate into team and individual objectives. Take full accountability for the departmental KPIs and delivering performance.


Lead commitment to driving down wastage and eliminating unnecessary cost.


Lead the daily operational meetings, ensuring a continued focus on health & safety, performance and continuous improvement.


Ensure the management, control and monitoring of “cost” through departmental agreed measures remains a priority amongst the Key Performance Indicators established. Ensure regular monitoring against budget and forecast assumptions.


Maintain a high level of service to internal and external customers, promoting a positive attitude towards others in the team and across the business.


Build productive working relationships with other functions in the business, including Technical, Commercial, Procurement.


Ensure effective and relevant information is communicated to colleagues to eliminate misunderstandings and ensure good working relationships are maintained.

Deliver a weekly operational review to the Operations Director ready for the weekly review meeting each Monday


Avoid conflict and build effective working relationships with others.


Ensure strict adherence to Health & Safety policy and regulation across the business.


Ensure that all other company and departmental regulations and guidelines are rigorously adhered to at all times by all team members.


Knowledge, Competence, Experience and Qualifications Required

  • Competent at all aspects of the efficient and cost-effective operation of a manufacturing facility.
  • Competent at People Management with a proven ability to develop and motivate direct reports ensuring maximum performance output is achieved by managing through people processes and policies.
  • Competent and knowledgeable in quality systems and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in areas of Pharma Manufacturing.
  • Good PC skills and related software applications (MS Office), with the ability to gather and manipulate data, compile information, and prepare
  • reports.
  • Ability to implement and lead continuous improvement initiatives and maintain a continuous improvement culture within the department.
  • Skilled in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures. Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment by building effective communication with the workforce.
  • Project management skills.

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