Operations Manager

                Operations Manager Ayrshire - Heavy Manufacturing

Are you ready to lead operations for a dynamic and innovative organization in the Green Tech industry? What about the opportunity to join a leading timber processor with a strong presence in Ireland and the UK? Lastly, do you want to play a pivotal role in directing investments, plant management and driving the business forward? If so, read on...

About us: We are a pioneering timber processing company with a history of growth and innovation. With over 900 employees across multiple sites in Ireland and the UK, we supply a diverse range of products to the construction, pallet wood, fencing, and house building sectors. Our commitment to service and investment in new technology drives our success, positioning us as an industry leader with ambitious growth plans.

The role: You will be required to manage and co-ordinate the activities of manufacturing personnel to achieve production metrics including throughput, changeover times, minimising downtime and driving ongoing improvement, while optimizing the manufacturing process for increased productivity. Reporting to the Head of Timber Frame, you will ensure that all orders are manufactured and despatched in a timely fashion and also that all operational, administration, H & S and business controls are adhered to. Above all, you’ll have a proven track record in good manufacturing practice and lean principles.


What the day to day could look like:


  • Ensuring the plant meets its customer quality, service, and safety goals through effective management of the manufacturing unit
  • Leading and managing assigned operations manufacturing and/or support functions at the site
  • Managing, directing, and leading project team(s) established to develop and implement strategic change within the plant
  • Maintaining a safe working environment, ensuring that all H&S requirements and procedures are adhered to, including the reporting and resolution of all incidents or accidents and the correct use of specified PPE
  • Establishing strong working relationships with all departments ensuring a cohesive approach to delivery of budgeted metrics and other key performance indicators
  • Ensuring that all procedures relating to any aspect of product manufacture are fully implemented and adhered to, in line with customer and regulatory expectations
  • Ensuring that the material delivery and returns are in line with good manufacturing practice standards; correctly labelled, wrapped, stored, and transported
  • Ensuring that there are adequate resources available for each shift based on the production schedule and that appropriate control is exercised on overtime spend and other production costs
  • Ensuring continual compliance with the policies relating to personnel, quality, engineering, and safety
  • Ensuring that all manufacturing personnel are appropriately trained to carry out their role in an optimal way
  • Recommending and implementing improvements to standards and fostering a culture of continuous improvement in production and safety
  • Taking ownership for product procurement and stock contract
  • Ensuring the site uptime is maximized through a preventative maintenance program


Are you who we’re looking for?


  • You have timber frame and roof truss experience (an advantage).
  • You have 5 years’ experience operating at a similar level within a manufacturing facility.
  • You possess the ability to engage with a design team to ensure manufacturing is optimized and on-time delivery achieved.
  • You have the ability to engage and motivate production teams.
  • You can work under pressure in a changing environment to support our customer.
  • You are able to multi-task.
  • You have excellent numeracy, IT, communication and literacy skills.
  • You are always customer service focused.
  • You will be passionate about meeting both customer and company expectations.


Interested? If so, get in touch with Bora Kesal at bkesal@hrcrecruitment.co.uk or on 07506374371. Alternatively, click the button below to apply directly.


HRC is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be treated as such.

Job Posted: 
Mon, 17 Jun 2024
Closing Date: 
Mon, 15 Jul 2024

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