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Salary £-Excellent
Type Permanent
Job Reference JM9375
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Operations Manager

Operations Manager


Our client is a fourth generation owned business which was first established over a hundred years ago in 1896. They are a fully approved scrap metal merchant’s business and are both council approved and licensed by the environment agency, allowing customers to visit their site to recycle their scrap metal efficiently.

Are you an operation professional with leadership skills and a passion for driving change? Our client is seeking an Operations Manager to oversee their site operations, lead their team, and drive commercial success.



  • Lead the day-to-day operations of our scrap metal facility, ensuring smooth functioning and adherence to safety and compliance standards.
  • Manage and motivate a diverse team of employees, fostering a culture of teamwork, accountability, and continuous improvement.
  • Implement change management initiatives to drive operational efficiency and adapt to evolving industry demands.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, environmental standards, and company policies.
  • Oversee commercial operations, including procurement, sales, and inventory management, to maximize profitability.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify opportunities for process improvement and cost reduction.
  • Maintain effective communication channels with all levels of staff to promote transparency and alignment with organizational goals. 


  • Previous experience managing operations in an industrial plant setting, preferably in the scrap metal industry, not mandatory.
  • Certificate of Technical Competence (COTC) required or currently in progress, with a commitment to completing certification quickly if not already obtained.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills, with a track record of effectively leading teams and driving change.
  • Experience in change management, with the ability to implement process improvements and drive organizational transformation.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with employees, customers, and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and best practices in safety, environmental compliance, and operational excellence.

Why join us:

Joining us means becoming part of a team dedicated to making a difference in the scrap metal industry. You'll have the chance to contribute to our mission of sustainability and environmental responsibility, driving positive change in our operations and the broader community. If you're a results-driven operations professional with a passion for leading change and driving commercial success, we want to hear from you! We’re a team that's shaping the future of the scrap metal industry while making a difference in the world.


To be considered for this role, please send your CV for Operations Manager position to quoting JM9375


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