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Site Manager

Devenish Nutrition Ltd is a fast growing, innovative, international agri-food technology business, supplying innovative environmental, animal and human health solutions to the farm, feed and food industry internationally.

Headquartered in Belfast, Devenish has 5 manufacturing sites in the UK, including Hi Peak, as well as United States and Mexico.

The Role

As a result of our ambitious growth plans we have a requirement for a Site Manager for our Hi Peak site, near Sheffield. Hi Peak employees c20 permanent staff and 10 agency staff.

The Site Manager will manage and coordinate all production, quality, warehousing, H&S, engineering and environmental functions on site, liaising closely with the relevant departments in Belfast.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, results-driven person with a professional manner.

The Candidate

Preferably a Graduate in Engineering (manufacturing, electrical or mechanical) or business-related discipline or experience at an equivalent level, you will have a proven track record of delivering in a senior manufacturing operation (though not necessarily in the animal feeds sector).

You will have the experience, gravitas and intellectual capacity to bring clear strategic thinking to key operational, financial, IT related and innovation/change decisions. You will possess strong leadership skills and have excellent interpersonal skills enabling you to influence senior executives, customers and staff at the shop-floor level.

You will also be required to demonstrate a successful track record of effective people management and leading and delivering significant change in a competitive and complex business environment.

Key duties:

Reporting to the Operations Director you will be responsible for the following:

  • Production scheduling and planning
  • Ensuring on time delivery to customers
  • Overseeing engineering management of planned maintenance and breakdown repair
  • Development and Capital Expenditure project management
  • Supporting IT project management
  • Budget planning and financial management and reporting
  • KPI setting for Site, Team and Individuals
  • Creating a Lean and Continuous Improvement culture
  • Ensuring H&S, quality, environmental standards and regulatory compliance are maintained as required
  • People Management including recruitment, induction and training, performance management
  • Creating a positive, supportive work environment

Essential Criteria:

  • Third level education in an engineering, manufacturing, food technology or business related degree, or extensive experience at a management level
  • Knowledge of production and operations management with proven track record of delivery within a manufacturing role
  • A proven track record of successfully leading and delivering improvements
  • Experience in Project Management or project delivery
  • Strong IT skills
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Experience of budget planning and reporting of results
  • Demonstrable experience of good people management and leadership
  • Analytical thinking skills; Comfortable working with data, tolerant of situations of complexity where not all data is available; conversant with statistical processes
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to influence stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a demanding and challenging environment
  • Flexible and adaptable approach in terms of role and work hours
  • Ability to travel regularly to group sites in UK and Europe and beyond

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in Navision or Warehouse Management systems
  • PRINCE 2 qualified, or other project management qualification
  • Experience working in a fast paced, multi-site environment

Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary dependent upon skills and experience
  • Company matched pension scheme
  • The role is based in Hi Peak with occasional travel to group sites as required.
  • Corporate Health Cash Plan
How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please forward your CV and cover letter, indicating why you are suitable for this role to:

Closing date for applications is 26th November 2018 at 5pm.

Devenish is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.