Group Operations Manager – Aberdeen

John Lawrie Group is one of the foremost steel tubulars, metal recycling and decommissioning companies in the UK. A structured growth strategy and forward-thinking has lead the group to diversify successfully throughout various industries, while at the same time retaining common links through product types and services.

Due to planned expansion, we currently have a vacancy for a Group Operations Manager.


Based at our metal recycling facility in Aberdeen and reporting to the Operations Director, the successful applicant will be responsible for the day to day management of a range of metal recycling operations and processes, and ensuring a smooth and efficient service that meets the expectations and needs of our customers and suppliers.

As our business is a highly regulated one, a good knowledge of relevant environmental regulations and legislation would be a distinct advantage, together with a high regard for safety management systems and procedures. Good communication and people management skills are also essential.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the planning of daily operations
  • Manage the growth and success of the team
  • Coordinate activities that affect operational decisions and business requirements
  • Communicate with the HSEQ manager and all relevant employees to ensure a safe working environment
  • Plan, schedule and review workload and manpower to make sure targets are being met on a cost-effective basis
  • Manage stock control and check that inventory records are accurate
  • Ensure that all plant and equipment maintenance is carried out in compliance with the company’s procedures and legislation
  • Communicate effectively any changes that impact service to relevant parties
  • Purchase materials and services required to support service delivery
  • Ensure that all environmental and health and safety regulations are followed
  • Provide guidance to employees

Qualifications & Skills

  • Prior experience in a similar role and working environment is preferable
  • Well organised and a disciplined approach
  • Ability to manage own time and workload effectively and for the team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and to motivate others
  • Attention to detail
  • Drive to achieve results

Salary negotiable dependent upon experience.

To apply for this vacancy, please send your CV and a covering letter to our Operations Director Dave Weston by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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