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March 3

Operations Manager

March 3
Handley James Chemical has been retained by one of the worlds leading coatings manufacturers, a fortune 500 business operating in over 500 countries. The role is for a Resin Operations Manager, leading the operational team to deliver production plans ensuring EHS at all times – not just a tick box exercise but a true passion for process safety and EHS matters. The role will also ensure top tier customer service, quality and costs targets are met.   The site is an upper Tier COMAH site in which you will play a key part of the senior leadership team to meet and exceed objectives, with a real focus on improvements and efficiencies.   Key Responsibilities
  • Develop the strategy to deliver future shape for the site and drive effective implementation
  • Lead a team of Plant Supervisors and chemists on a 24/7 operation, planning and establishing work schedules, staffing requirements, and production sequences to maximise productivity
  • Continually develop and build the operational team
  • Define and lead an improvement process to deliver EHS standards, productivity, cost and product quality improvement
  • Coach, develop and engage employees to achieve the target improvements on a daily basis
  • Partner with other internal functions to deliver new products and process improvements
  • Work alongside the EMEA team for best practice sharing, product sourcing, industrialisation processes and safety evaluations
  Candidate Requirements
  • Degree of equivalent in a science or engineering discipline
  • Previous experience in an operational/production leadership role ideally from the resin or coatings background
  • Strong Process Safety and EHS experience
  • Excellent people leadership skills
  • Strong commercial awareness and strong ability to covert business goals and priorities into practical production plans and strategies
  • Knowledge of products, plants, equipment and capacity and technology trends
  • Quality concepts and procedures – root cause etc.
  • Ideally have previous COMAH regulated experience
  This a rare and incredible opportunity to join the senior leadership team on a growing site, with real succession opportunities for the right individual, in the short to medium term.   In return our client is offering a competitive salary, bonus and benefits.   If this role is of interest please click the link below or contact Stuart Tomkinson.  
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