Panelto Foods Senior Operations Manager

  • Arra HRD
  • Longford, Ireland
  • 17/04/2019
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description

Our Client Panelto Foods have the following vacancy. Further company information can be seen at

Job Title: Senior Operations Manager

Panelto Foods is an Irish Food company based in Longford and established in 2004. Panelto produces a range of high quality contemporary sandwich breads for the UK and Irish and food service markets, from a highly automated world class bakery. Panelto has recently announced a major expansion doubling the size of the existing factory and workforce. Due to this expansion we are looking for a Senior Operations Manager to lead the operations team.

 About the role

 We are searching for a proven production leader with a minimum of eight years working experience in an equivalent senior position. The individual will lead, grow and motivate a talented production team. Overall responsibilities for production activities including standards, capital expenditure programme, maintenance and site services, working closely with all internal teams in delivering business results. The role offers an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to work in a dynamic and innovative growing environment. This is a new senior role working in a forward thinking and fast growing business.

 Role and Responsibilities

  • Lead, manage and champion production best practice standards across the business
  • Develop a three year continuous improvement strategy 
  • Manage and achieve operational KPI's in OEE/TEEP and material conversion control
  • Manage the annual budget targets in productivity and labour cost
  • Develop and support the continuous improvement/Lean processes within the factory to ensure efficiency and proficiency is always considered and championed by the team
  • Manage the operational 'scale up' of the new expansion to the facility
  • Effectively promote positive attributes and competencies for optimum team collaboration and ways of working
  • Develop the production team through the performance development programs & reviews
  • Consistently champion and promote health and safety in work throughout all production initiatives

Job Requirements

  • Relevant third level qualification
  • Minimum of 8 years' experience at Management level with a proven track record in a manufacturing related environment
  • Demonstrable capability in creating, managing and maintaining budgets
  • Experience in lean manufacturing, six sigma and/or other process improvements
  • Management and leadership skills including change management, excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to generate and analyse reports are essential together with computer literacy
  • Must have a flexible approach to work and be capable of handling multiple priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Self-motivated, confident and professional
  • Strong planning and organisational skills


Excellent salary and benefits package - negotiable

Shortlisting will apply.  Panelto Foods are an equal opportunities employer.  Applications by email only to Michael O’Sullivan, Arra HRD Ltd ( by Tuesday 30 April 2019.