Kilsaran Showroom

Operations Manager – Dunboyne, Co. Meath

High- Level Description

An exciting opportunity to join Ireland’s leading independent manufacturer of concrete construction materials. We are currently looking for an experienced Operations Manager for our Paving and Walling manufacturing plants in Co. Meath.

The successful candidate is required to have a working knowledge of all duties in the specific areas of personnel management, concrete materials production and delivery operations, quality control, sales and customer service, raw material and inventory management, fleet management and production facility maintenance.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Provide leadership and set goals across Operations, Production and Logistics. Monitor both individual and team performance.
  • Manage budgets and costs effectively in respect of the operational activities.
  • Demonstrate a lead by example approach to all aspects of Health & Safety, be fully compliant with Company Health & Safety: policies, procedures, systems and rules, report all hazards and incidents and ensure that you and your team always work safely.
  • Liaise with the Health and Safety Manager to ensure that all statutory requirements with respects to Health and Safety and Environment are implemented & adhered to.
  • Manage and develop all assigned areas applicable to the manufacturing/processing of products and associated activities with particular emphasis on ensuring a smooth, efficient, cost effective and customer responsive workflow.
  • Continuously review production methods /operating procedures with a view to improving efficiency and output whilst maintaining and improving best practice.
  • Work with Production Managers to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of plants.
  • Set out Key Performance Indicators and Production Targets for continual improvement and provide regular reporting of same to Managing Director.
  • Maintain Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and regulatory compliance as appropriate within company guidelines.
  • Oversee Inventory process and system, distribution of products and facility lay-out ensuring maximum efficiency.
  • Identify new product opportunities and manage the development and start-up of new products.
  • Set up and lead new R&D Team to identify business opportunities in areas of Waste & Recycling and Renewable Energy.
  • Manage both new and existing supplier relationships including contracts and price negotiations.
  • Lead, motivate and develop your team in line with company policy and HR strategy including recruitment, training, and performance management.
  • Identify any skills gaps within the team and undertake a recruitment programme to support this.
  • Ensure that all personnel have the required standard of training to carry out the job assigned to them.
  • Ensure that communication between departments is ongoing and utilised to maintain an environment of continuous improvement.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Third level qualification in Engineering and/or trade qualification in Electrical or Mechanical.
  • 8+ years of related professional experience in a GMP environment with at least 3-5 years in a supervisory/leadership/senior role.
  • Previous significant customer interfacing experience is essential. Along with a proven ability to create and maintain positive relationships and a commercial focus.
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification is desirable.

Character & Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrable leadership and management skills. A positive and supportive team player.
  • Ability to demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and calmness in difficult situations.
  • Results oriented professional who thrives in a high workload position where complex problem solving is frequently required.
  • Broad technical experience across a wide range of materials and processes in the building materials/quarry products industry is highly desirable.


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