Job title: Business Unit Manager / Operations
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Location: Newtownabbey Antrim
Job published: 19-11-2021
Job ID: 39035
Contact name: Conor O'Hagan
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Job Description


Business Unit Manager / Operations

Our Client in the Belfast area have a requirement for a Business Unit Manager to join their team on a permanent basis. Excellent Salary and benefits package. Contact Conor OHagan for further details

Salary = £50-60k + strong benefits package

The Role:

Reporting to the Production Director. The Business Unit Manager will head up a team of Production Team leaders, Process engineers and 30 60 production operatives within a FMCG production environment. The Business Unit Manager will be responsible for the management and efficient utilisation of production resources including materials, machinery, and personnel, achieving the output requirements in accordance with agreed production targets, to quality standards and within budget.

Duties include:

  • Manage the efficient production of products on a daily basis across all production lines in accordance with specification and quality requirements
  • Lead, champion and deliver the departmental business improvement plans
  • Maximise the synergies that exist between the production units
  • Work in close collaboration with the Process Engineering Manager to deliver and exceed targeted production key performance indicators
  • Report to the Board monthly on all matters relevant to the performance of the production units
  • Plan all production activity and manage complex scheduling of work on a daily basis
  • Maintain tight management and responsibility for all operational and material costs including budgetary control
  • Manage the raw material supply chain
  • Engage daily with support departments i.e., maintenance, commercial, quality, HR, H&S, technical etc. to ensure effective running of the factory
  • Meet internal and external customer expectations with regard to delivery and quality

The Person:

  • At Least 5 years recent experience working at a Business Unit / Operations management level
  • Educated to a HND level in Engineering / Manufacturing or Production
  • A strong FMCG manufacturing background
  • Have proven hands-on experience of continuous improvement methodologies / manufacturing best practice
  • The ability to prioritise and make decisions promptly
  • Strong People management skills

The Package:

  • Excellent salary available £50,000 - £60,000 (depending on experience)
  • Strong holidays and benefits package

For further information, and to apply for this Business Unit Manager position or other engineering / operations opportunities, please contact Conor OHagan or visit our Website.

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