Business Unit Manager

Business Unit Manager

Our client based in the Newry area have a requirement for a Unit Manager to join their team on a full-time permanent basis. Call Conor OHagan for more details.

Strong Package available depending on experience.

The Role:

The Business unit Manager is expected to inspire, lead, and coordinate the Operational functions, based on Company Strategy, Policies, and Departmental Objectives, ensuring an efficient and seamless working environment where deadlines and objectives are consistently met or exceeded.


Duties include:

  • Take overall responsibility for the business unit, setting direction and leading its performance, condition, culture, teams development, and quality of product and service.
  • Set day to day KPIs for each department to ensure all business requirements are met or exceeded. These KPIs are to include cost of manufacture, quality, people, and compliance.
  • Deliver and maintain 3rd party accreditation and legislative requirements.
  • Develop and maintain a robust auditing programme that meets those requirements, ensuring that all departments keep meaningful records which are up to date.
  • Ensure the business unit is always audit ready.
  • Ensure the Quality Management System is executed in daily operations.
  • Day to day financial accountability
  • Ensure best in industry standards and customer satisfaction though day to day operations.
  • Setting of day-to-day KPIs, whilst establishing effective monitoring systems and ensuring corrective action is taken if are targets not met.
  • Execute company strategy driving a programme of continuous improvement in line with GM targets.
  • Implement and oversee training calendar for all operational departments with succession plans.
  • Coach & Develop our Site Leadership Team
  • Ensure all operational staff are being effectively managed and are engaged.
  • Oversee the implementation and adherence to QMS.
  • Oversee the implementation and adherence to the HS&E plan.


The Person:

  • Previous Production management experience within the food / packaging industry
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and coaching skills - be passionate about people and their development.
  • Demonstrate excellent organisation, problem solving and planning skills - have implemented good systems and processes, influencing behavioural change.
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering improvements in reduction of waste, labour cost, machine efficiencies, etc
  • Proactive cooperation - the ability to work collaboratively with Technical, Sales and maintenance demonstrating commitment to achieve group objectives.

The Package:

  • Strong package available depending on experience.
  • Strong holidays and benefits package



For further information, and to apply for this Business unit Manager position or other engineering / operations opportunities, please contact Conor OHagan or visit our website.

Expert, confidential recruitment advice

Salary is usually negotiable, salary details listed are to be used as a guide and are based on factors such as your experience and expertise.

We reserve the right to heighten short listing criteria dependent upon the calibre of response.


Conor O’Hagan




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