About our Client:
Our client is a well established mid-size supplier and producer of premixed concrete supplying the building and construction industry. Their expertise and strong commitment to safety, together with their quality processes and passion for providing good old fashioned ‘go-the-extra-mile’ customer service, has firmly established their reputation as the ‘go-to’ for delivering reliable, consistent and innovative products. Having experienced high demand and consistent growth over the years, an exciting opportunity now exists for an Operations Manager to work in step with the Managing Director to leverage where the business is currently at and refine, improve and enhance operations moving forward.

About the Opportunity:
Truly a formative role that you can really make your own, this is a multifaceted, wide-ranging and hands on position, responsible for managing the plant team and drivers, overseeing the day-to-day control of the site including daily scheduling/ bookings, invoicing, management, sales, operational and some financial activities. In conjunction with the business Managing Director, you’ll coordinate and manage the day-to-day operations and make decisions that will impact the overall performance of the business, including sales, financial reporting and managing costs within budget. You’ll proactively and constructively contribute in driving the business, and you’ll monitor, manage and evaluate performance. Identifying and implementing opportunities for optimisation in operations and maintenance to demonstrate delivery of value to clients and customers, you’ll contribute to, and put in place the outcomes of, growth planning including maintaining the plant and maximising its performance. This will include exploring automation and technical efficiencies to implement within the business, in time. Dealing directly with customers and suppliers you’ll also maintain high standards of service, develop strong relationships and ensure production is in line with customer specifications and required technical standards. You’ll ensure accurate batching of orders to specified mix designs, manage all constituent material stocks and reorder as required from various suppliers. You’ll also ensure a safe work environment is maintained at all times and you’ll carry out and record OHS and environmental checks as required, with an emphasis on zero harm and best practice standards. This is a full time role, Monday to Friday, with early starts and early finishes. Candidates that would also consider working a half day on Saturday to support the business would be highly regarded and a generous salary to reflect this additional input would be negotiated with the successful applicant.

About You:
As someone who’s as happy to think strategically, as you are rolling your sleeves up to get amongst it (even if that means, for example, jumping in the loader to move it if it gets the job done or helps someone out), you’ll have significant experience in a similar position of seniority ideally within the concrete industry (with plant management/ batching experience), or within a related industry, where you were required to work both in, and on, the business from an operational perspective. Highly motived, organised, and able to think on your feet and keep calm during peak periods of activity, you’re a strong people manager and are able to supervise contractors, visitors, personnel, drivers and hauliers on site, relating well to others both formally and informally with a firm but personable leadership approach. Able to anticipate problems, you’ll be a forward thinker, an ‘ideas person’, and be excited about the process improvements you can make to the business and where you can take things. Also a consummate communicator and a confident negotiator, you’re a natural problem solver, enjoy planning and have excellent time management skills. Able to build effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including subcontractors, you’re passionate about delivering great customer service and great results, you’re a team player and highly resilient. Computer literate and able to use Microsoft applications, you’ll also ideally have experience with financial reporting, budget preparation and control. A current heavy rigid license (or willingness to obtain) is also preferred.

About the Perks:
This is an outstanding opportunity within a growing business, where you’ll really have a ‘seat at the table’ and your input and ideas will be welcomed and valued. The team is down to earth, hardworking and have an earnest focus on delivering excellent customer service, but also in enjoying work day-to-day where they’ll even get the BBQ out at times for lunch together on site. Generous remuneration is on offer, the role is permanent, full time, and professional development is encouraged.

About Us:
Fruition Recruitment is a Geelong based boutique recruitment firm that specialises in regional recruitment, executive search and talent advisory. With a reputation for providing industry leading results, Fruition works hard to provide a fresh alternative to sales-driven agencies and is a business that clients love working with and candidates trust. We are working on this vacancy on behalf of our client.

About Applying:
For further information on this opportunity please contact Lauren Hogan of Fruition Recruitment directly on 0439 351 629 to discuss in absolute confidence. To apply, follow the links or email lhogan@fruitionrecruitment.com.au with your CV.

Please note, hand delivered CVs or office drop ins will not be accepted (candidate meetings are by appointment only) and due to the large volume of applications responses we receive to our advertised roles, we’re only able to contact shortlisted candidates. If it has been more than 7 business days since the date of your application and you haven’t heard from us but would like some specific feedback on your application, please feel free to contact us directly and we’d be happy to discuss with you.

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