Hartley People

Assistant Operations Manager

  • Full Time
  • Wexford
Hartley People Wexford are working closely with a trusted client to help them fill a newly created role as assistant Operations manager in their multi award winning and brand positive food production company. This new role is being created as a result of continued growth and future proofing the business for continued success.
With a focus on quality, innovation, and sustainability, they have established themselves as a trusted and easily recognisable name in the industry. They are committed to delivering exceptional products to our customers while maintaining the highest standards of food safety and operational efficiency.
Job Summary:
We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Assistant Operations Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will work closely with the Operations Manager to ensure smooth and efficient operations across all aspects of our food production facility. This role requires excellent organizational skills, strong problem-solving abilities, and a passion for delivering exceptional results. The Assistant Operations Manager will play a critical role in maintaining and improving operational processes while fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Assist the Operations Manager in planning, organizing, and coordinating production activities to meet production targets and deadlines.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including production, quality assurance, maintenance, and supply chain, to ensure seamless operations and timely delivery of products.
  • Monitor and analyse key performance indicators (KPIs) to identify areas for improvement and implement action plans to enhance operational efficiency and productivity.
  • Support the implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure consistent quality and adherence to food safety regulations.
  • Conduct regular inspections and audits to identify any operational issues or potential hazards, and take corrective actions as necessary.
  • Assist in the recruitment, training, and development of production staff to maintain a skilled and motivated workforce.
  • Coordinate with vendors and suppliers to ensure the availability of raw materials and packaging supplies, while optimizing inventory levels.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives, such as lean manufacturing methodologies, to drive operational excellence.
  • Prepare reports and presentations on operational performance, including production output, efficiency, and cost analysis, for management review.
  • Maintain a safe working environment by enforcing compliance with occupational health and safety regulations and promoting a culture of safety awareness.
  • Relevant education and or professional development
  • 3 years of experience in a food production or manufacturing environment, with a focus on operations management.
  • Strong knowledge of food safety regulations and quality management systems.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Proven ability to analyse data, identify trends, and implement process improvements.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Proficiency in using productivity software and systems, such as ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and production planning tools.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and practices is preferred.
We offer a competitive renumeration package and opportunities for career growth within our dynamic and growing organization.
Hartley People Recruitment work to the highest ethical standards within our industry and we value the trust that you place in us when you send your CV to us. We can provide a full consultation in confidence, and we guarantee that your CV will not be sent to any of our clients without your prior consent.
Due to the volume of applicants we are currently receiving it may not be possible to reply to each applicant. Please read the Job description carefully as experience of key responsibilities is essential.

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