Production Manager

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Production Manager (Polymers) – Avonmouth, Bristol
Salary – Competitive

At Viridor, we're one of the UK's leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies and part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group. We put waste into action, transforming it into high quality recyclables, raw materials and energy and are at the forefront of the UK's green economy. We're undergoing rapid change and development which provides opportunities for those who are seeking a role to make their mark and drive forward a best in class performance.

We are set to open the UK's largest multi polymer plastic recycling plant in Avonmouth near Bristol.

Our new world class facility is expected to process 81,000 tonnes of PET, HDPE and PP plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays in its first year of operation, rising to 89,000 tonnes in year three. This will produce 60,000 tonnes of recycled plastic in year one, rising to 63,000 tonnes in year three.

As our Production Manager, you will competently supervise all the operational activities at the site and to ensure that they are carried out in a safe, professional, economical and timely manner in accordance with company policies and procedures. Previous experience of managing an operational team and labour resources efficiently and effectively is essential to this role, as well as dealing with all personnel issues by liaising with relevant team.

Under the direction of the Unit Manager, the Production Manager will implement and deliver a continuous improvement culture and this will be at the heart of what you do to maximise safety, compliance and productivity, whilst minimising downtime and interruption to recycling and recovery rates.

The ability to communicate and build relationships at all levels is key as you will be liaising with Viridor Resource Management, internal Viridor Stakeholders as well as external agencies.

Our ideal Production Manager will have:

 *Experience of managing large or multiple processing facilities *A strong no compromise approach to health and safety and environmental compliance *Experience of operating highly regulated and compliance focused facilities and operating in a compliance focused environment (ideally under Environmental Agency permitting regime) *Strong leadership skills to lead and develop the production team in a start-up scenario, with an ability to mentor and develop their team effectively. *A good knowledge of relevant legislation that relates to the operation of Polymers Recycling Facility or similar waste reprocessing facilities *Full driving licence

At Viridor, we will offer the successful Production Manager a competitive salary as well as excellent benefits including our pension scheme, healthcare, free eye test and safety eyewear where required alongside a number of flexible benefits.

This is an exciting opportunity in our fast-growing business to join, develop and drive forward this state of the art brand new facility and help Viridor become the market leader.

If you want to work within in a team-orientated and collaborative environment, for a company that strives to be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable, click apply.


No terminology in this advert is intended to be deemed discriminatory. We are happy to accept applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.

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