Operations Manager Chemicals Job in Derbyshire

OPERATIONS MANAGER (with purchasing experience)

The Operations Manager will have overall responsibility for the day to day operations of the company relative to manufacture and despatch of goods and the role will therefore bring all areas of the business involved in the production together to achieve deadlines.

This is a hands-on position, and the successful candidate will be expected to supervise the production team ensuring that production is flowing, but as we are a small business also lending a hand during exceptional circumstances and busy periods.  Problems may be encountered in the daily routine and therefore it will be necessary for you to make effective decisions whilst under pressure. 

You will need to be proactive at raising issues/queries and bringing solutions to the business. 

You will be responsible for organising and motivating staff available to complete work to deadlines and therefore must prioritise workload so that deadlines are achieved.  You will need to plan for the following day’s production before you leave for the day to ensure smooth running of production.

In order to achieve daily, weekly and monthly deadlines it will be necessary to plan ahead and view the bigger picture.

You are responsible for maintaining the Company’s requirements relative to standards of work, health and safety, adherence to policies and goals within the team you are responsible for.

Key Skills

We are looking for someone who is approachable, compassionate, diplomatic, and professional at all times.
Organisation is key to this role and the suitable applicant must be able to multitask to handle competing priorities.
Have the ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and expectations and be able to use initiative when instant decisions are required.
Negotiation skills – being able to negotiate with diplomacy and tact.
A confident communicator able to effectively engage and influence suppliers, and colleagues at all levels of the business.


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role in a small/medium manufacturing operation.







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