Do you have a proven track-record in achieving strategic growth and profitability in a food processing related environment? Do you have a proven track record in building organisational capability and competency? If so, we are offering an excellent opportunity for an accomplished process driven operations leader to join our great team, here in Donegal. We have a successful export track record for over 20 years, serving busy people on the move and are now the #1 yogurt brand in GB Convenience.
You will join the senior leadership team already with a breath of experience across Production, Quality Management, Logistics, Material / Production Planning. We welcome candidates from ROI, NI and GB willing to relocate (some relocation assistance offered). With increased demand for our product we look forward to welcoming you on our journey and being part of our continued success.
Head of Manufacturing & Operations – Food – Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain | Leading Yogurt Food Brand
Co. Donegal, Ireland
Competitive Salary Benefits & Package DOE
Who we are:
We’re about bringing good food into your world, so you can make great stuff happen in your day. We make our lovely live yogurt from fresh milk nourished by the lush, green pastures of County Donegal.
As makers of traditional small batch yogurts, we take our time to get it just right. Every day, we set out to perfect our deliciously original taste and texture.
We’ve been making it for over 20 years now and we’re enjoying this fascinating adventure.
Our fantastic products are widely available across major Grocery and Convenience retailers in GB and Ireland.
The Head of Operations Role:
The Head of Operations is a newly created role due to ambitious growth plans, with the role-holder playing a key role in the leadership team and the direction of the business.
Working alongside the Managing Director, Head of Commercial & Marketing and Head of Finance you'll assume responsibility for:
+ Production, Quality, Materials Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Planning.
+ Delivering Operational targets and KPI’s
+ In conjunction with the Quality and Manufacturing manager, develop Total Quality Mgt systems to achieve world class production capability.
+ Develop health and safety systems to provide a safe and healthy work environment
+ Develop Human Resource management to realise the full potential of the entire operations team.
+ Develop and integrate various functional departments using metrics and key performance indicators (KPI’s) as the enabler. This includes the integration of logistics and supply chain solutions.
+ Degree in Production/Operations/Engineering/Science (min education requirement)
+ Formal management training in TQM / LEAN / TOC (Theory of Constraints)
+ Operations/Manufacturing or Supply Chain Manager for a Medium to large food/Dairy business.
+ Food or Dairy Manufacturing plus some logistics background.
+ Must be able to demonstrate ability to lead Teams, develop people.
+ Be competent in managing by metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
+ Trained in & Implemented process improvement/transformation project in last 5 years
+ Implemented New BMS / ERP / Demand & Supply Planning systems in the last 5 years.
+ Have a competency in Business Management Systems – implementation/change management
+ Ability to both lead operations function and play an active role (Strategic Ownership etc) as part of the Leadership team
+ Demonstrable understanding of the importance of quality and its implications with regard to product
Your Experience / Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Head of Manufacturing & Operations, Dairy Manufacturing, Yogurt Manufacturing, Head of Food Manufacturing
Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Board.
If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.