Operations Manager Job

Job Tile: Operations Manager

Location: Bromborough, Wirral, Merseyside

About Virtus Projects Ltd:

Block Walls is a brand name of Virtus Concrete Solutions Ltd. The company manufactures concrete interlocking blocks for the construction, environment and transport sectors. The blocks are manufactured using 97% recycled materials giving them a number of competitive advantages. The blocks look similar to children’s Lego blocks and can build many types of structures.

The way we organise and structure the company is fundamental to our ability to expand our operations. With a flat reporting structure, staff at all levels feel involved and responsible; we see ourselves as a ‘learning organisation’. We listen before we talk. We think before we act.  We take responsibility and the only criticism made is constructive.

The experience we offer:

We are looking for a operations manager to be responsible for the complete running of the manufacturing process for concrete block production. Communication skills are essential for this position orally and written. This includes thinking ahead and making sure all risks for any failure of production are addressed in advance.

The core focus of the Operational manager is safety of people, and productivity ensuring production costs are kept to the business plan.

The operational manager is to motivate, discipline and drive the team.

A key responsibility is to ensure the production process is run safely and all operatives keep to the company rules. This includes disciplining people who do not comply to H&S and company rules.

All plant including the concreting machine, telehandlers and fork lift trucks are to be maintained using a preventative maintenance plan. It is the role of the operational manager to keep the plant running by planning maintenance shut downs.

The operational manager is responsible for the quality of the product in terms of design strength, appearance and curing time before dispatch. Blocks are to be rubbed down and to look there best before dispatch. Training will be provided on concrete technology and quality.

The production cycle can be from 5 to 7 days, single and double shift depending on demand. The production manager is to plan for production to build additional capacity when sales dictate.

Key Responsibilities

  • Health and safety
  • Quality of the product
  • Material supplies and stock control
  • Maintenance of property
  • Hitting production targets
  • Keeping the plant running and maintained with a maintenance plan
  • Continuous improvement of the quality of the product
  • Continuous improvement of the production process

Key attributes

The role of a operations manager is one that calls for a systematic, structured and organised individual, a person who works easily with communication, and understands how to make use of building solid relationships.

Structure and Organisation

Key elements of the role of a operations manager involves working closely with the works manager who’s role is to organise and motivate the team.

Problem Solving

The operations manager is a person who is a capable of finding effective and workable solutions to production problems using reasoned analysis. Innovation can be important, but it needs to be balanced by the patience and dedication to help put inventive ideas into practice. A person who is not only capable of finding creative solutions to a problem, but also has the tenacity to see those solutions put into place.

Part of a Team

The role is a role for a natural leader. Someone who can lead a team and can be respected by the team to follow.

Personal attributes

To be a successful operations manager you will need to have the following attributes:

  • Personable
  • Determined
  • Self disciplined
  • Problem solver
  • Great communicator
  • Strong influencer
  • Enthusiastic
  • Good listener
  • Ambitious
  • Hard working
  • Can do attitude


Qualifications in management studies, MBA, H&S qualification such as NEBOSH


The starting salary will be £25,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience and qualifications

Application Process

The first stage of the process is to read through this document carefully and ask yourself if this is the job for you. Do you have the personal attributes listed above?  If you can answer ‘yes’ to all the above, then complete the application form.  The application form is designed firstly for us to ascertain whether you may be the right candidate but secondly to give you a flavour of the type of company we are and that we are taking this role seriously.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on 18th February 2016.  Applications after this date will not be considered.