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Coppice (part of the EP group) is an international supplier of aluminium packaging to the food processing, distributor, and wholesaler markets. As a global leader for innovative packaging solutions, we pride ourselves on manufacturing and supplying the highest quality products to our customers. Our continued international growth has recently been recognised with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for international exports.

We have an opening for an experienced Head of Operations professional, within a progressive, market leading food packaging organisation. As part of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) you will be responsible for the management and leadership of the production and operations functions of the business to effectively deliver against the business KPIs and strategy, thus ensuring long term sustainability and supporting growth by providing strong commercial execution of the company’s strategic plan from an operational perspective.

Responsible for the direct management of the Production Team, including Engineering, Toolroom, Planning and Repack operations, you will provide guidance and leadership to ensure effective operations and service are maintained.

This position is open to applicants who are looking for a long-term permanent position but is also open to individuals who would consider a shorter-term interim position.
Individual applications only – no agency.

Candidate profile:
Significant senior experience within a manufacturing operations role
Extensive understanding of modern manufacturing operations and processes
Ability to drive improvements in production efficiency, OTIF performance, automation and the coordinating of production and planning activities
Proven track record of leading change and delivering process improvements
Strong financial acumen, analytical with strong IT capabilities
Highly commercially astute and customer centric
Knowledge and implementation of risk management strategies and processes
Experience of managing teams within a faced paced and complex environment
Proven ability in articulating data and forecasts to stakeholders with commercial acumen
Ability to see wider strategic goals and ability to align actions to support department and organisational strategy

Benefits and package:
Salary negotiable dependent on experience
25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays
Company target achievement-based bonus
Company pension scheme
Death in Service benefit
Private Medical
Company Sick pay scheme

To apply please send cover letter and CV to