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Operations Manager - Food

03/12/21 Kildare Neg

Permanent full-time

Operations Manager - Food

This is a comprehensive Manager’s role reporting directly to the Managing Director within an award winning, creative and innovative food manufacturing business in Co. Kildare. The role requires an individual with strong leadership, team building, motivational, communication and people skills. This Hands on Operations Manager position is responsible and accountable for the performance of the facility and the Manufacturing KPI’s.

Within the role you will work cross functionally with a number of teams including sales, finance, purchasing, warehouse, logistics, technical and maintenance.

**Excellent package including very competitive base salary, bonus, pension, etc**


  • Ensure an effective manufacturing structure is maintained and that it efficiently achieves the company goals and objectives for the business.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement with a strong focus on daily and weekly KPI’s.
  • Ensure effective leadership and performance management of the manufacturing team by providing coaching, mentorship and offering guidance.
  • Carry out performance appraisals of all reporting staff.
  • Motivate all employees to work at their peak potential and to complete their goals and objectives effectively.
  • Drive equipment process advancements and optimisation in each area of the plant.
  • Develop and justify all site operating and capital budgets.
  • Ensure the production facilities and related occupied spaces are maintained to the highest level of GMP and health and safety standards.
  • Identify and implement project teams to focus on process improvements.
  • Ensure consistent adherence to company policies and procedures utilising the employee handbook, legal, quality and human resource guidelines.
  • Any other ad-hoc tasks and projects relevant to the role.


  • Experience as an Operations Manager or similar in a food manufacturing site
  • Strong experience in manufacturing with a strong knowledge of manufacturing techniques.
  • Ideally experience managing a number of teams i.e. production, warehouse, technical, R&D, logistics, engineering etc.
  • Extensive experience in people management and problem resolution.
  • Knowledge and experience of business, finance and management principles.
  • Experience with cross function projects.
  • A strong leader who can encourage others.
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent problem-solving ability.

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Please apply by sending your CV to Carmel McCabe-Curran at or call for more information.

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