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Head of Operations - Production

Ref: 78577

  • 85,000-95,000
  • 17 Jan 2023
  • Retained

Head of Operations – Production  
About the Company
We are currently looking to recruit a Head of Operations for a production facility, based Kildare. This Irish company create and produce products related to the coatings industry and are seeing a major increase in the demand for these products
This company have a real focus on their people and providing meaningful, challenging positions for their employees. They have one common goal and all work together to achieve this. They recruit for ambitious people, who are career driven while engaging with their colleagues and clients to produce the best product they can. They appreciate people who can challenge the norm to produce a better, more improved process. Continuous improvement is the mantra for this client, and they offer employees the chance to express themselves in a productive way to achieve their overall long term goals.
About the Position
The Head of Operations will be responsible for managing the overall operations function of this production facility including production, process, maintenance, health & safety, quality, continuous improvement and environmental related issues. The operations manager will also be responsible for managing production targets and the delivery of these targets through production planning. You will have responsibility for manufacturing and process improvement. You will work closely with supply chain specialist to ensure that demand planning, materials planning and supply planning are in line. You will oversea the logistics aspect of the business to make sure that finished product is transported in a timely fashion.   
Experience/Requirements 
Within this role you will be involved in

  • Daily running of the plant and maintaining a high standard across the operation.
  • Reporting to the MD you will be responsible for all aspects of the plant.
  • Production Planning and goal setting across teams.
  • Working with section leads on Lean initiatives to create a continuous improvement culture across the plant.
  • Manage KPI’s ensure production and manufacturing is operating to the best it can.
  • Interact with the warehouse managers to ensure stock levels are sufficient.
  • Manage teams across the plant in a positive, motivated manner and ensure employees are sufficiently challenged in the roles.
  • Identify cost saving and energy efficiencies across the plant
  • With the Health & Safety Manager you will manage this operation with safety are at the forefront
  • Act as a key driver for change management.
  • Work with the head of operations to identify and implement change to improve productivity.
  • Manage projects related to plant lay out, capital equipment and major maintenance programs, process improvement
  • Operate to reliability engineering process and procedures
  • Resource planning in relation to raw materials
  • Mange the logistics and supply chain functions

For this role you are required to have;
  • A min or 7 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong business acumen and have experience presenting to Board level
  • Process improvement experience
  • An engineering related degree
  • Experience in a Lean environment and ideally a Lean qualification
  • Experience in Health & Safety
  • Materials management experience.
  • Strong influencing skills and the ability to motivate people within your team.
  • Change management and process improvement experience.
  • Ability to embrace new systems and to educate people in this area.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to foresee problems before they arise.
  • The right to work in Europe.


Remuneration Package
The client offers an excellent package along with benefits. They also offer pension. As this is a manufacturing and production role, the obligation is to be on site 5 days a week.
Contact
For more information on this position or other engineering roles, please contact Cathal on 01-5927850 or hit the apply button below to send your cv. Alternatively, contact him directly via email