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Operations Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About our opportunity:

Are you ready for the most challenging but rewarding step in your career? Whilst truly making the world better, fairer and greener for the next generation.

You may have conquered your role within your chosen industry.
You may have effectively driven success within your operation and have a fantastic reputation that backs up what you have achieved over the years.

But to become the Senior Leader you know you could be and always wanted to be, you need to challenge yourself.

If the metal recycling industry is new to you and is unheard of in your experience. This role will be bigger than anything you've done before. Giving you the biggest challenge you have faced in your career, but at the same time giving you a huge sense of job satisfaction and reward.

The metal recycling industry may not look all that glamorous from the outside, but when you’re within, the innovation, processes and technology are truly fascinating.

As an Operations Manager, the greatest challenge within your career will start on your first day at EMR.

What you will be doing:

Your career with EMR will start by initially managing employees across the operation. Giving you plenty of opportunities to learn from different levels of experience within the business.

You'll lead and develop your workforce through your adaptive management style. Strategically, or you may want to roll your sleeves up and lead by example that way.

Your passion for customer service is second to none, ensuring that our customers are at the heart of our operation.

Your interest and experience in continuous improvement methodologies from your industry will give you the desire to adapt your practices at EMR, never-ending to strive for perfection in everything you do.

You'll initially help look after your chosen site, but as EMR pushes to achieve our 'net zero' emissions by 2040 strategy. You too will also be pushed to grow your career within EMR.


About you:

By the way, if you’re wondering if you need industry knowledge or experience, the answers no.

So if you have a strong track record of achievement in Operational Management within your industry and you believe that this role is right for you. Then why not apply.

Package Description

Attractive salary plus great benefits such as:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays , plus each year you will have the option to buy and sell leave
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee Support to include Life Assurance and critical illness pay
  • 24/7 Colleague Assistance Programme and Financial Wellbeing Support – access to affordable loans, savings accounts, advanced earned pay, and financial education via salary finance
  • Online savings- major retailers, utilities, entertainment plus many more

Who we are?

European Metal Recycling is a global leader in sustainable materials with physical operations in the UK, USA, Germany and the Netherlands. Our core business is the recycling of metal and plastics from a range of public, commercial and industrial waste streams. Our recycling activities generate around 10 million tonnes of sustainable materials every year, saving over 10 million tonnes of CO2.

Our mission is to have great people serving our customers with dependable recycling solutions. EMR is still privately owned, with family values at its core. It’s a place where we care about our people, our customers, our workplace and our communities. We offer diverse and exciting career opportunities where individuals can make a difference and are recognised and rewarded for their hard work.

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It goes without saying that you will need the correct licences or certificates for a variety of our roles.

However, at EMR we value the way we do things as much as the delivery. We call our expectations our Behaviours. They align with our Values of We Care and We Do, and they apply across all levels and roles in the business.

​We Care

- Integrity – you are Respectful and Honest

- Trust – you are Collaborative and Authentic

We Do

- Accountable – you are Determined and Responsible

- Innovative – you have a Growth Mind-set and you are Progressive

If we all carry out our roles in line with these Behaviours, we will achieve success as One Team. If you embody our Behaviours, we want to hear from you!

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