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Commissioning Operations Director - City, Derby, United Kingdom,

- Commissioning Operations Director
- Burton
- 5 months (could change subject to project completion).
- Daily Pay Rate: £600 - £700

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation. Our client, a blue chip FMCG company, is currently seeking a Commissioning Operations Director

In this role you will be responsible for the Operations in commissioning the new plant. You will have experience of multiple technologies and delivering operational requirements including achieving site performance standards, leading the team, driving continuous improvement and striving for the highest standards of safety and quality across all aspects of the factory.

You will have a strong background within a similar environment where you have successfully led a large operation at this level, demonstrating leadership capability built on providing clear focus and direction. You will have proven experience building strong partnerships, which in turn inspires delivery, ensures accountability, and creates a culture focused on both sustainable and continuous improvement.

What would your key accountabilities include?

• You will be accountable for successfully managing a high volume, flexible manufacturing operation on a day to day basis achieving all key metrics related to performance, customer service, safety and quality. In addition to ensuring the delivery of the site master plan.
• Managing the operations of the factory - including Raw and Pack material management and focus on continually improving yields and performance through the development of people, systems and effective utilization of capital investment
• Managing and responding on factory service levels, efficiencies, quality compliance, OSHE compliance and cost compliance
• Leading Factory improvement programs leveraging and best practice approaches by identifying new safety techniques, quality initiatives and cost saving and development opportunities to improve factory performance
• Playing a key part in supporting the implementation of innovation within the factory and deliver to agreed ramp up plans
• Driving and inspiring the team, with a clear focus on team development and driving a performance culture
• Managing any issues in line with HR policies and procedures including managing employee relations to ensure high engagement levels in unit
• You will focus on the bigger picture, understanding and reacting to the wider needs of the business versus those of the Plant
• Building strong relationships across all levels within UK & internationally, supporting continuous improvement culture, gaining buy-in from key stakeholders and ensuring best practice implementation in accordance with the Early Equipment

What skills and experience do you need?

• Significant experience in delivering a highly efficient production operation to the required levels of quality, hygiene and safety
• Experience in commissioning new manufacturing plant
• Strong leadership experience demonstrating proven ability of developing and inspiring a team towards delivery and continuous improvement
• Proven experience of creating clear focus and direction accompanied with empowerment and holding teams accountable for delivery
• Ability to be able to think creatively to solve problems and overcome barriers and obstacles whilst dealing with conflict with a diplomatic approach
• Proven experience in applying Lean, WCM or TPM methodologies within an industry environment
• Proven experience operating within a unionised environment with demonstrated ability of building strong and sustainable relationships
Preferred
• FMCG experience is highly desirable
• Experience in Food production or Pharmaceutical may also be considered