Head of Operations

  • Location

    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

  • Sector:

    Waste Management

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £55000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ellie Guest

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:


Head of Operations


£55,000 Negotiable DOE

40Hour Monday - Friday

Our client is a polyolefin recycler, taking mixed hard plastics from leading waste management companies and putting them through a process of shredding, sorting and washing to produce a high quality polyethene and polypropylene, which will then be sold as a product for plastic manufacturing.
Having huge success, our client are now looking for a Head of Operations who will have a significant growth opportunity to Operations Director and a place on the Board.

Role Responsibilities:
As the Head of Operations, reporting to the CEO, your responsibilities will include but not be limited too;

  • To implement the right processes and practices across the company
  • To ensure all operations are carried out in an appropriate and cost-effective way
  • To improve all operational management systems, processes and best practices
  • To purchase materials, plan inventory and oversee all warehouse efficiency
  • To manage all budgets and forecasts
  • To examine and monitor all financial data and to improve profitability
  • To create strategic and operational objectives as well as monitoring production KIPs
  • To maintain and manage the companies processes and ensure they main legally compliant
  • To recruit, train and supervise new and existing staff

Skills & Requirements
The ideal candidate must have:

  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent within Business, Operations Management, Engineering or relevant field
  • WAMITAB Qualified
  • Mechanical Engineering background
  • Proven experience within an Operations Management or similar role
  • Demonstrated experience delivering projects over £1 million
  • Experience with budgeting, financial principles and forecasting
  • Experience and knowledge within plastics and recycling

Salary & Benefits
On offer for this role is the following:

  • Competitive Salary and Benefits
  • Significate growth and career development plan

If you are interested in this position or would like an informal chat to learn more, please call Ellie on 02393 910 473 or email an up to date CV eguest@astutetechnical.co.uk

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