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Company: Dockside Food Company Ltd

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Job Ref.: Job

Job Title: Operations Manager



Town / City: Arima

Job Type: Temporary / Contract

Job description:

• Plan, organize and direct the manufacturing and maintenance operations which ensure the most effective return on assets • Initiate plans and processes which minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials and capital. Ensure that business objectives and production schedules are met while ensuring product standards that will exceed customers’ expectations • Implement manufacturing strategies and action plans to ensure that the facility supports the company’s strategic initiatives • Establish group and individual accountabilities throughout the departments for problem solving and cost reduction, both on a permanent and ad-hoc basis, depending on need. • Encourage use of new techniques and focus on fact based problem solving • Improve manpower utilization within existing departments and processes • Manage spending against budget and in relation to changes in production volume • Ensure that safety practices are implemented and maintained, and comply with established regulatory standards, • Continually improve safety record by addressing both physical safety issues and employee safety attitudes. Maintain and improve housekeeping in all areas • Maintain individual skills by keeping up to the date with the latest production Management concepts • Ensure the implementation and maintenance of the Food Safety Management Systems, controls, standards and specifications are consistent with established local, regional and international policies and practices and customers’ requirements. • Ensures that Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) procedures and systems are adhered to in accordance with the Company’s policies • Builds an environment of trust and mutual respect for the operations team • Ensure the Industrial Relations systems are effectively maintained and manages grievances and disciplinary matters within the operations team • Perform other related duties.

Qualifications required:

• BSc Degree in Engineering, Management or related Discipline • Ten (10) years’ work experience in the general operation of Primary Processing Plant and at least seven (7) years’ work experience in a similar managerial capacity. • Possess sound theoretical and practical knowledge of food safety fundamentals and / or food safety management systems. • Excellent leadership and interpersonal competencies, independent thinking, strong organizational and planning abilities • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills are essential. • Work experience in a computerized operations environment.

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