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Operations Manager

Haddenham, UK




  • Through strong team leadership, develop and deploy objectives, goals, strategies and measures to meet or exceed established performance goals in the areas of safety, quality, reliability, cost, service, staffing and engagement.
  • Build and support strategic agenda: capital, loss analysis, people development, workforce planning, change management, inclusive of Employee Relations strategy.
  • Drive the organization to a culture of total employee ownership by effectively managing systems to drive empowerment and engagement for all Employees and promoting active participation in learning and continuous improvement activities. This includes Build capability of workforce separately Employee development and coaching in behaviours and competency development, as well as management of daily, weekly, and monthly review processes.
  • Leveraging TPM methodologies, systems, and tools to establish and maintain comprehensive continuous improvement processes.
  • Develop, collaborate, and engage strong cross functional relationships (R&D, Commercial, etc).
  • Ownership of operating budget and input into capital budget for area(s).
  • Ensure effective workforce planning through organizational design, talent acquisition, performance, and talent management processes.
  • Translating information into priorities and actions.




  • Significant experience working and leading in production / operations roles in a manufacturing plant environment. Experience in the food manufacturing industry preferred.
  • Experience leading multiple teams and/or departments to include direct and indirect reports.
  • Experience working in TPM environments preferred. ·
  • Knowledge of an ERP (SAP preferred), manufacturing methods and related equipment.
  • FDA / GMP knowledge preferred.
  • Ability to be an influencer of change initiatives.
  • Knowledge of Innovation Strategies, Product Lifecycle Management, Packaging, and Go-To- Market Strategies. Ability to understand implications of commercial strategies and to make operational changes to support organizational performance
  • Ability to develop action plans, obtain or assign resources, and align day-to-day processes to achieve strategic goals. ·
  • Understanding of key financial topics, including Budgeting, Cost Center Ownership, CAAP, IRR, Yield, Waste, Scrap, Line Level Loss Analysis, and understanding/execution of the key levers to positively impact these financial metrics. ·
  • Evidence of a passion for teaching & developing people.
  • Certification within the production and/or inventory field preferred.


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McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.


United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.