Site Operations Manager – Global Chemicals Leader Ref: 16566

£55,000 + Benefits

Ready to advance your career with a global leader that understands that success results from the incredible hardworking, dedicated, and diverse people like you we are proud to call our colleagues?

If you’re ready to further your career with a $9 billion leader that can provide you with stability and exciting challenges, whilst supporting your personal growth and career ambitions, we’d love to hear from you.

Role Info:

Site Operations Manager – Upper Tier COMAH Site
£55,000 + Benefits

Who we are:

With over 115,000 customers across 100 countries, we are a leading $14 billion global distributor of speciality consumables, food ingredients and chemicals serving the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and manufacturing industries.

The Role:

Working for a major chemical distributor, we have an opportunity for an Operations Manager to join our team in Widnes. The site is the Distribution Centre for the North of the country and is high volume and highly transactional, supplying chemical materials to a wide and varying customer base.

Reporting to the Regional Operations Manager, the successful candidate will maintain high levels of operational safety, operational standards and financial

Key responsibilities will include:

+ All Site Operational activity, which includes Production, Warehousing and Quality control activities, involvement in Logistics & the wider supply chain functions. Assurance of Quality processes including Environmental, Health & Safety based activities including compliance to Company, Legislative & customer policies and procedures.
+ Health & Safety. This is an Upper Tier COMAH Site and ISO14001 accredited and as such is subject to scheduled visits from the HSE, Environmental Agency, Local Authority, Quality audits & customer audits that you will be expected to host and play an active part in ensuring that the site maintains its compliance status. Leading by example and setting the right standards for the site are crucial.
+ Controlling and maintaining the site financial operating plan and present monthly budget performance and forecast plans including cost control initiatives and strategies.

Key Tasks:

The site is a high-risk site by nature of its handling of large quantities of hazardous and non- hazardous chemicals whilst also undertaking blending & Toll manufacturing plants.

Leading the ongoing and the future capital investment projects and general site improvements is a requirement for the role and the successful candidate would need to maintain the service offering to the business whilst undertaking the necessary improvements to ensure that the Company remains compliant.

You will be outgoing and personable, a team player and a manager who takes pride in their work and leads by example.

We Are Looking For:

+ Strong people leadership ability
+ You will be PC literate with experience of WMS/SAP systems, have excellent coaching, influencing and communication skills and have a "Can Do" customer centric approach.
+ An experienced senior manager who is an excellent people manager, who leads by example and who can adapt quickly and effectively to operational issues.
+ Engineering/Technical skills and knowledge around Storage tanks, control and instrumented systems, Blending operations, filling equipment and automated process controls with process/Technical problem solving skills and a knowledge of Chemicals and their associated hazards would be beneficial. A chartered Engineer (chemical, mechanical or Electrical) would be a distinct advantage for this role.
+ You will also be required to be involved in and have a working knowledge of HAZID/HAZOP/LOPA processes being part of project management teams with Process and Functional safety assessment involvement.
+ You will work closely with key stakeholders from our EHS, Engineering and other stakeholder functions to maintain and improve the site service offering in these areas.
+ An ability to mentor & train others whilst also having the ability and confidence to take the lead role within the Emergency Plan such as the Site Main controller, Incident controller etc.

What we offer in return:

+ 33 days holiday
+ Holiday buy and sell scheme
+ Discretionary bonus scheme
+ Generous pension scheme
+ Death in service benefits
+ Discounted private healthcare
+ Discounts with 1,000+ retailers
+ Employee assistance programme
+ Employee share plan
+ Cycle to work scheme
+ Learning & development programmes
+ Career progression opportunities
+ Free onsite parking

It's an exciting time to join the team.

We are a great team of people, a great place to work and offer all the benefits you’d expect from the world leader at what we do. Come and join us in a business with a global focus where your quality can make a real difference!

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