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Date Added: Wed 29/05/2024

Unit Manager

Machen, CF83, UK
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Company: HEIDELBERG MATERIALS UK

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £50000 - £60000/annum

To achieve agreed safety, environmental, cost, quality and service objectives through the successful and effective management of the Unit.
Constantly seek to improve the efficiencies and existing performance levels.
The main activity of the role involves leading, directing and managing the operational team to achieve its performance objectives. The performance emphasis for this unit includes;
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Health and Safety: Operating to the highest level of health and safety objectives in line with Hanson's Health and Safety Plan. Action a plan of continuous improvement in this area.
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Environmental: Operating to the highest level of environmental objectives in line with Hanson's Environmental Management Plan. Action a plan of continuous improvement in this area.
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Compliance: Ensure all statutory legislation and company regulations are adhered to with respect to all operational activities.
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Operations: Achieve optimum production levels in line with commercial activity at the lowest operation cost. Continually advance operational improvements to improve efficiency with the production functions.
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Distribution: Working with the logistics function to ensure operational procedures are such that highest customer service levels can be achieved at the most efficient operational cost.
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Quality: Working with the technical function to ensure operational procedures are such that the highest quality levels are achieved at the most efficient operational cost.
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Business Analysis: Working with the Operations Manager to ensure all operational management information is accurate, relevant and is used effectively to assist in the management of the business and the progression of all profit enhancing opportunities.
In order for the day to day activities outlined above to operate effectively, the roles also involves a number of wider aspects, including;
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Resource Planning: Ensure that your site management teams are adequately resourced and that personnel are trained and developed. Assets should be in place and maintained to ensure the business plan can be delivered. Ensure personnel are effectively developed and become highly competent, and to identify and progress any employees with the potential to further their career through the business and a successional line is in place to facilitate this activity.
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Directing: Provide leadership to the site teams, ensuring that operational goals and expectations are understood and personnel are proactively developed.
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Controlling: Ensure operational control mechanisms are effectively implemented covering all relevant aspects (including Health & Safety, environmental controls, capex management control, revenue spend controls).
Key measures for the role are:
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Site profit performance
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5S Audits and Site Action Plan
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Operating KPI's
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Capex project performance and post appraisals
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Statutory and company compliance levels
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Customer satisfaction levels
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The UM is responsible for 1 operational unit and a number of closed sites.
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The post holder will be responsible for 19 employees plus a number contractors
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The total annual production volume is over ½ million tonnes of Gritstone
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Annual Budget - +£7m plus Capital expenditure project management
What's on Offer:
Salary £50,000 - £60,000
Location: Machen
Working Hours: 40 hours
Company Vehicle
Training available
Employer of choice: Armed Forces Covenant (Silver) / Disability Confident Committed / 5% Club (Gold) / Mates in Mind / Clear Assured (Foundation) / MPQC / Youth Employment / CTP / School & University Outreach / Gradcracker / Wellbeing for Life
Compensation Package: Bonus incentives / Generous Pension Schemes up to 15% / Life Assurance
Work Life Balance: 27 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) / Agile working / Flexible working / Holiday purchase / Sabbatical
Family Friendly: Enhanced policies such as Maternity / Paternity / Parental Leave / Neonatal / Adoption
Social Values: paid Volunteering Day every year / Communities (LGBTQ+, Network of Woman, Woman in Science and Engineering (STEM), Armed Forces)
Wellbeing: Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) / Mental Health First Aiders / Cycle to Work / Employee Benefits portal including Gym discount / Free eye tests / Discounted Private Medical cover
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