Senior Operations Manager

  • Location
    Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Industrial & Manufacturing
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Procurement and Supply Chain
  • External Reference

Senior Operations Manager - Rochester / Leicester/ Haydock

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Location: Rochester / Leicester/ Haydock (other UK locations available)

Salary/Rate: Highly competitive + company compensation package


Shifts: Flexibility working on any shift is required.

Shifts are Wed- Saturday or Sunday - Wednesday days or nights. (40 hours per week plus one hour the break, 11 hours on site)


Are you ready to champion outstanding customer service? Are you passionate to create solutions and solving tomorrow's problems today? Then we have an opportunity just for you!

Adecco are currently recruiting for a Senior Operations Manager in various UK locations, on behalf of our client, a Global market leader in their industry and top 100 company.

Responsibilities overview included but not limited to:

  • First and foremost, you'll need to be Customer Obsessed!

  • You will work vigorously with all clients and customers until a solution is reached, a goal is achieved, or an expectation met - or exceeded!

  • You will build a deep understanding of operations, while being constantly on the lookout for continuous improvement opportunities

  • You will be expected to identify positive process change and play a pivotal role in implementing any solutions and changes

  • From day one you'll have an impact on both efficiency and the level of service provided to customers

  • As Senior Operations Manager, you will be constantly looking to exceed productivity goals, while developing and maintaining a reliable and resilient operations team

  • Day-to-day, you will ensure site practices are fully compliant with legislation and policy

  • You will achieve this through monitoring, accountability, auditing and reviewing all practices that fall under your professional remit

  • You will be expected to rise to the challenge of participating in initiatives across busy operations departments, and from time-to-time, in cross-functional process and business improvement projects.

  • You will manage and drive staffing plans, schedules, quality initiatives, performance levels and process change initiatives as they impact upon your team's sphere of influence.

Candidate Profile

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Operations or related field preferred

(analytical degree advantageous)

  • 7+ years direct management experience in a fast-paced manufacturing, production or distribution environment

  • Experience with a contingent workforce during peak seasons

  • Possess a demonstrated ability to manage, motivate and influence work behaviours

  • Experience with the full staffing life cycle, including interviewing, hiring, performance management, promotions and terminations,

  • Experience with performance metrics and process improvement

  • Demonstrated ability to manage detail, establish root cause, as well as being able to extract and manipulate data

  • Solid working knowledge of Lean techniques, such as Kaizen, 5S, and/or Six Sigma methodologies

  • Strong business judgment, with a track record of successfully delivering quantifiable results

  • Proven analytical thinking, project management skills

  • Strong Excel and data analysis skills are required, along with demonstrated problem solving and analytical capabilities

  • Able to think clearly, analyse quantitatively, problem-solve, support and adhere to scope of requirements and, above all, prioritize effectively

  • Have an entrepreneurial mindset, with the tenacity to develop ideas independently while thriving in a fast-paced environment

  • Managing and driving production and process improvement through efficiency and change

  • Able to work flexible, non-traditional schedules and shifts: always commit the time required to get the job done

  • Interested in developing a long-term career through assignments in operations

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Please apply with your CV to: Laura Woollvin