operations manager in bradford

31 May 2019
aaron thomson, randstad business support
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£ 47,000 per year
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bradford, yorkshire and the humber
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working hours
£ 47,000 per year
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aaron thomson, randstad business support

job description

Our Client is a multi-sector speciality distributor of raw materials and chemicals to the UK Manufacturing Industry.

They are now seeking an Operations Manager. This position will be based in Bradford and is a full-time permanent role.

Job Purpose

To safely and successfully lead all Operational activities at the Bradford site, meeting target levels of customer service excellence. Responsibilities include; management of chemical storage within the warehouse; bulk storage, filling, and blending, legal and regulatory compliance; and the transport and distribution of chemicals, also to ensure operational activities are carried out in a cost effective manner, in line with budget.

Key Responsibilities

* Responsible for Safety Management System and approval of all site documents including procedures and inspections.
* Ensure that Operations delivers on its Customer Service Excellence targets, working closely with the GM and other colleagues.
* Facilitate the skills and competence development of direct reports, and assist them with the development of their respective teams.
* Manage the contact / interface with all appropriate regulatory / professional bodies.
* Senior role in all aspects of site incident control.
* Report to senior management on Near Misses, Misloads, PSPI performance for site.
* Create, agree & achieve annual cost budgets for Operations.
* Work closely with Transport Manager to ensure safe and efficient distribution of chemicals on site fleet.
* Act as Permit to Work, SAP and Legionella Responsible person.
* Act as site Health and Safety Lead Coordinator.
* Identify site improvements - operational compliance / efficiency - and ensure these are communicated in a timely manner and included in the annual Capex plan.
* Create and implement agreed capex requirements in a timely, efficient manner.
* Effectively manage operational teams at the Bradford site, including storage, distribution & chemical filling schedules.
* Identify & drive all areas of operational improvement required to meet future / projected business needs.
* Have ability to liaise with customer base on operational and technical requirements, including safe compliance and tank / site inspections.
* Liaise with other sites Operations Managers.
* Responsible for management and upkeep of packaging fleet.
* Undertake designated site ops / engineering inspections.
* Ensure out of hours emergency calls are dealt with effectively.

Qualifications and Experience

* National Level 3 qualifications in related technical fields or Maths & Science (or equivalent)
* IOSH and NEBOSH qualifications (essential)
* Operations management experience in the chemical industry (essential)
* Knowledge and experience of storage and distribution logistics
* Knowledge of inorganic chemistry and associated processes (desirable)
* Knowledge / experience of HAZOP activities (desirable)
* Logical & analytical thinker
* Effective decision maker
* Excellent problem solving skills
* Good communication skills - written & oral
* Good team working skills
* Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
* High level of commitment to role including out of hours support / call-in
* Organised and structured approach

In return, our Client is offering a competitive package including a basic salary of up to £46,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits

Randstad Business Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Business Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.