Operations Manager

Our People Are Our Greatest Resource
Salary: Competitive

Viridor is one of the UK's leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies. We put waste into action, transforming it into high quality recyclables, raw materials and energy.

This is an exciting time to work with us. We are at the forefront of the UK's green economy and are one of the UK's leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies. We use smart people and smart technology to deliver our vision, bringing people together to give the world's resources new life.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Operations Manager to join our team at Peterborough ERF, working 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday.

Energy Recovery Facilities are vital in supporting the UK's ambition to reduce waste in an efficient and effective manner, helping to reduce the impact of waste on climate change. After reducing, reusing and recycling as much as possible, our Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) provide the infrastructure to efficiently recover energy from residual waste, meaning landfill becomes the last resort

Reporting to the Head of Operations for our north region, you will provide operational leadership to the team at Peterborough ERF, with line management responsibility for six Shift Team Leaders and eleven other members of site staff. Working in conjunction with the site leadership team comprising of the EHS Manager and the Engineering Manager, you will drive safety, compliance, staff engagement and best in class performance.

Through constant review, you'll ensure that a cost-effective and high-quality service is consistently carried out across site, identifying opportunities for business improvement and monitoring site KPI's.

As a strong and motivational leader, you'll manage and develop all ERF employees in order to maximise their potential to themselves and the business.

Our ideal Operations Manager will have:

Extensive people management experience within a large department/region at senior level.
Practical experience in the implementation of a corporate management system.
Extensive and proven knowledge of the waste/energy recovery industries.
Proven motivator with strong leadership skills.
Educated to at least ONC/HNC/HND level in a relevant technical discipline.
Full UK driving licence.
Knowledge of ERF, power or related operations is highly desirable but not essential.
At Viridor, we invest in our people to reward them for their hard work. That's why we have a host of company benefits available to you when you join, including an enhanced pension scheme where we match up to 7% of your earnings, depending on how much you put in. We also offer free eye tests and safety eyewear where needed, as well as a whole range of cinema and retail discounts across stores, hotels and holidays. To keep you fit and healthy, you'll have access to discounted gym memberships, a Cycle to Work scheme and our range of health plans with SimplyHealth. To protect your wellbeing, we also have a 24/7 employee helpline offering emotional support and advice.

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