Operations Manager

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Ref: 22115
Salary: £35k to £40k/annum
Location: Durham
Sector: Engineering & Manufacturing

Job description

We have a great opportunity with our prestigious client in the North East for a proven Operations Manager. A truly global market leader in the chemical sector. Our client manages multiple complex supply chains.

With a global network (500 + locations globally and a global work force in excess of 10,000 employees, where eager to welcome new people in the team, here in the UK.


To successfully manage and lead all Operational activities at the Newcastle Depot, including management of chemical storage within the warehouse and bulk tanks, legal and regulatory compliance and the transport and distribution of chemicals within the North East of England. Also to ensure operational activities are carried out in a safe and cost effective manner, in line with budget.


Responsible for site safety management system and approval of all site operational documents including processes, procedures and inspections.
Manage the contact / interface with all appropriate regulatory / professional bodies.
Senior role in all aspects of chemical incident control for the Newcastle Depot
Report to senior management on Near Misses, Misloads, PSPI performance.
Create, agree & achieve annual cost budgets.
Work closely with Transport Manager to ensure safe and efficient distribution of chemicals on depot fleet.
Act as Permit to Work, SAP and Legionella Responsible person
Act as site Health and Safety lead coordinator
Identify site improvements – operational compliance / efficiency – and ensure these are communicated in a timely manner and included in the annual capex plan.
Create and implement agreed capex requirements in a timely, efficient manner including MoC requirements.
Effectively manage operational teams at Newcastle Depot, including storage, distribution & chemical filling schedules.
Identify & drive all area’s of operational improvement required to meet future / projected business needs.
Have ability to liaise with customer base on operational and technical requirements, including safe compliance and tank / site inspections
Liaise with other depot site Operations Managers for best practice sharing depot cooperation
Responsible for management and upkeep of packaging fleet
Undertake designated site ops / engineering inspections.
Ensure out of hours emergency calls are dealt with effectively
Ensure staff development
Undertake any reasonable tasks or duties assigned by your line manager from time to time, related to the effective and efficient performance of the job, and providing they are within the post holders skills and ability


National level 3 qualifications in related technical fields or Maths & science essential.
IOSH and NEBOSH qualifications essential.


Operations management in the chemicals industry essential. Knowledge and experience of storage and distribution Knowledge of inorganic chemistry and associated processes desirable Knowledge / experience of HAZOP activities desirable


Logical & Analytical Thinker
Effective Decision Maker
Excellent Problem Solving skills
Good Communication Skills – written & oral
Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
High level of commitment to role including out of hours support/call-in Organised and structured approach

In return, our client can offer an attractive salary and benefits package, which includes: 25 days holiday + 8 statutory pro rata, child care vouchers and free parking, as well as excellent training and development schemes.

If you are interested then please call me on 0191 4692409 / 07525 834274 or email e.saxton@cdmrecruitment.com