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Operations Manager

Operations Manager - FMCG Building Products
Wishaw, Scotland
£Excellent + bonus + car + relocation (if required)
Ref: 03/877

Sika AG, a CHF 8 billion t/o p.a. Swiss Market Index (SMI) listed company, is a globally active speciality chemicals company offering a comprehensive range of products including waterproofing systems, sealing, bonding and speciality mortars etc. across many construction and associated sectors. The business employs over 1000 people in the UK across 4 legal entities: Sika,  Everbuild Building Products, Incorez and Enewall.  As a result of approved, £multi-million investment which will triple output, over the next 5 years, at the Wishaw site, a unique opportunity has arisen for an ambitious operations professional to transform, automate and build the Sika culture at this key strategic site.

The 5.5-acre Wishaw site manufactures dry building mortars for the building/construction sector through blending, mixing and packing processes. It is highly automated and, with a turnover approaching £10m p.a., employs 30 people working a 2 shift/5-day system. Reporting to the Head of Operations UK, you will be responsible for optimising Production, Engineering, Logistics and Warehousing functions, providing management and leadership to support to the successful delivery of capex projects and planned site growth. In co-ordination with the EHS, Quality management and CI functions, you will ensure that customers and legislative expectations are realised whilst ensuring all processes are efficient, effective and cost controlled. Key to success will be the appointee’s ability to build, manage, modernise, motivate and develop a cohesive team and support the planned capital investment. Strong leadership skills and the ability to engage the workforce to achieve common goals, share in success and develop a safe, continuous improvement environment, will be paramount.

Candidates will ideally be educated to degree level with a strong operational management background gained in a high-volume, manufacturing environment e.g. chemical, plastics, construction products, packaging, FMCG, food etc. The role requires strong project management ability, previous experience in supporting major investments and change leadership skills developed from sound manufacturing, warehouse and supply chain expertise. With proven KPI improvement success, the role requires exceptional and demonstrable leadership skills and the ability to achieve results, through others.

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