Project Operations Manager

Posted 22 March 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Business / Continuous Improvement
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameUmar Abowath
Expiry date 31 May 2024

Job description

Why Greencore?


We’re a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make every day taste better.


We’re a vibrant, fast-paced business employing around 13,600 colleagues across 16 manufacturing units and 17 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all of the UK’s major food retailers with convenient, high-quality food from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals, and in FY23, we generated revenue of £1.9bn.


Here at our Manton Wood site, we have a team of around 1,700 colleagues. We produce sandwiches and wraps for some of the biggest retailers in the UK including Co-op, Asda, Morrisons, Boots, Aldi and Lidl.

Our modern, purpose-built site has a gym, subsidised restaurant serving hot food and a staff shop available to all our colleagues.


What you'll be doing


  • Managing the full portfolio of projects for the senior operations team.
  • Planning and co-ordinating activity across several projects with competing priorities.
  • Integrating the portfolio management of all key operational projects into the group operations review.
  • Creating and implementing a governance process that ensures projects are delivered on time to the expected outcome which you will then manager.
  • Developing and implementing a reporting package which drives accountability and action to update the Operations Leadership Team on a regular basis
  • Managing administratoin tasks as well coordianting the full project life cycle.
  • Facilitation of the team.


Key milestone development, providing leadership and coordination of all work stream owners to ensure the operations group are well prepared for key decision making forums.


What we’re looking for


  • Demonstrable experience of developing influential relationships with internal and external customers/suppliers/partners at senior management level
  • Previous evidence of managing multi-functional, complex work activities covering engineering, technical, financial, health, safety, and quality aspects and be credible to engage stakeholders of these functions
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrable experience of working with a robust project and programme methodology/best practice
  • Experience of project management with supporting knowledge of project techniques, with a recognised project delivery method such as PMI/PRINCE2  Business Management Degree or equivalent
  • We’re not all the same at Greencore and our differences help us to make every day taste better for all our stakeholders. As part of our inclusive approach, we truly put all our people at the core and are proud of the diversity of our colleagues.


What you’ll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Opportunity to flex up on holiday entitlement
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Life insurance up to 4x salary
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform
  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with training and development opportunities to further your career