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Plant Manager/Operations Director

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: Highly Competitive - discuss on application per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 25 days ago

  • Sector: Plastics
  • Function: Manufacturing and production
  • Contact: Fraser Nibbs
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 07947 342669
  • Expiry Date: 30 December 2021
  • Job Ref: 59732

This growing company are a compounder of specialist polymer compounds that are having a big impact on the single use plastics industry. They are looking to recruit for a hands-on and proactive Plant Manager/Operations Director to oversee their facility in Birmingham. You will have a solid background in the plastics compounding industry and be a strong leader. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative business, making an impact in the UK's green economy.

The Plant Manager/Operations Director duties include:

· Manage the planning, operation and reporting of all plant production.

· To ensure all shift managers and their teams work efficiently to meet KPI's, productivity targets and quality standards, whilst maintaining whole site safety as a highest priority.

· As part of the Senior Management Team to take part in decision making to realise agreed business performance targets and continue to develop manufacturing capacity and quality.

· Oversee the co-ordination and operation of all shifts/teams to meet production targets through the maximisation of machine operating capacity, people, and other resources

· Ensure that all Standard Operating Procedures are followed for all machinery to meet standards and agreed tolerances, settings, maintenance, and cleanliness

· Ensure all documentation is completed and recorded onto systems as per company procedures; to meet SOP's, Quality and Health & Safety requirements and all relevant production information is maintained

· To ensure that the planning for all production functions takes place, through the management of the Planning & Logistics function and liaison with other departments, including procurement and finance for the ordering of raw products to achieve agreed targets

· Ensure that raw materials are stored correctly and managed efficiently to minimise wastage and damage

The Plant Manager/Operations Director will have:

· Production Management experience within the polymer, chemical or material compounding sectors

· Extensive experience of planning and organising within a commercial production environment and working to KPI's

· Can demonstrate successful development of people and processes in an operational setting

· Can demonstrate implementation of Health & Safety management and safe systems of work

· Can work independently and as part of a senior team

· Can demonstrate excellent people management skills and successful team development

· Ideally degree qualified in chemistry , polymer related subject.

To apply for this position, please send your CV to

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.