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Operations Manager - North East Scotland - A763

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De Lacy Executive seek an experienced, hands-on Operations Manager to join a highly successful, leading UK company which is benefiting from rapid and sustained expansion.

You will be required to efficiently and effectively manage the daily production and distribution functions for a monogastric animal compound feed mill, ensuring compliance with industry legislation & codes of practice. Responsibilities will also include procurement of plant & equipment and raw materials, management and stock control.

This is an exciting role that could offer the successful candidate a solid and progressive career opportunity.

The role and responsibilities:

  • Oversee production runs ensuring optimum mill efficiency & farm feed requirements are met
  • Manage stocks of raw materials & oversee in-take schedules
  • Involvement in the procurement of raw materials, plant and equipment for feed mill using best business practice
  • Responsibility for the management, training & development of the mill team
  • Develop & oversee planned & preventative maintenance schedules in order to achieve maximum production throughputs
  • Implement & oversee planned cleaning schedules
  • Ensure hygiene standards (including pest control) are maintained
  • Ensure all legislation & codes of practice (UFAS, VMD and LA) are followed & all aspects of the site Quality Management System are complied with
  • Ensure bio-security & hygiene precautions on farms are observed at all times
  • Develop and implement a procurement & management policy
  • Develop and implement a plant and equipment procurement & management policy
  • Liaise with Senior Management Team to drive continuous cost improvements throughout the milling and procurement functions
  • Produce timely budget and financial forecasts
  • Identify problems or inefficiencies & implement solutions

Candidate Requirements:

  • Proven management experience in a production environment is essential
  • A background in agriculture or feed milling will be an advantage
  • Good financial understanding and business acumen
  • Qualifications and/or experience in health & safety, environmental requirements and HACCP is desirable
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Natural decision-maker, able to exercise judgement and take responsibility for the consequences of actions and decisions
  • Determined and resilient, with the drive to complete tasks
  • Excellent analytical and numeric skills
  • Good IT skills


An excellent remuneration package is on offer to include a highly competitive salary and life assurance.

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call: Amanda Latham on: Office 01885 483440, DDI 01885 485524 Mobile 07730 218934

To apply:

Please e-mail your CV and covering letter to: amandalatham@delacyexecutive.co.uk

Thank you.

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