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Operations Manager
Job Type:
Borders & South
Exact Salary:
Car, bonus, life assurance, pension
Date Posted:
23-Jun-2022 11:15 AM
Ref #:
Aviagen | Operations Manager
We require an experienced Operations Manager (Production/Manufacturing) to join our client, Aviagen, a world-renowned company who supply parent and grandparent stock chicks to customers across over 100 countries. 

Their Lockerbie site plays a pivotal role in this operation as over 100,000 eggs arrive there and are processed every day before making their way to customers all over the world.
The Operations Manager will have complete ownership for the site and all activities undertaken there - this includes the management of the production team, quality/compliance, health & safety and oversight of equipment and technology. 

Key duties will include:

  • Liaise with planning and production teams on orders to enable planning of resources and accommodate late changes to plans as appropriate.
  • Develop effective lines of communication with other areas in the supply chain including the Farm, Hatchery, Planning, RDC and production managers and others to ensure an efficient and successful distribution operation.
  • Work with the QA team to ensure a high level of product quality is maintained.
  • Ensure all products are processed, packed and shipped to customer specific standards.
  • Coordinate all documentation to accompany orders, including export documentation as appropriate

Team management including:

  • Planning and monitoring of staff rotas across a number of shifts to meet business requirements
  • Staff recruitment, training and performance monitoring
  • Maintain high standards of bio-security at all times within the site.
  • Ensure that the working environment and all working practices meet appropriate standards of health and safety working alongside the assigned Health and Safety representative for the business.
  • Ensure SWP and SOPs are created and maintained for all tasks undertaken at the Depot.
  • Identify building maintenance needs and arrange local maintenance and emergency repair work as appropriate.
  • Prepare and manage financial budgets for the depot operation, seeking opportunities for cost and / or quality improvement.
  • Constantly review processes and implement change as necessary to improve. 


  • Experienced in managing production/distribution processes within a fast paced, high compliance environment.
  • Strong team management and people development skills.
  • An astute planner - able to understand and deal with changing priorities and shifting demands.
  • A commitment to quality and compliance.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, get in touch with Aviagen appointed recruiter, Dan Stewart at Escape on 01506 461445 or email dan.stewart@escaperecruitment.com 

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