Protective Packaging Limited

Operations Management Trainee

Job Title: Operations Management Trainee

Department: Operations

Reporting to: Operations Director

Position Type: Permanent/full-time

Hours of work: 40 hours per week (Mon-Thurs: 8am-5pm, Fridays: 8am-4.10pm)

Location: Carrington, UK (with potential relocation to Orlando, USA)


Job Summary:

As an Operations Management Trainee, you’ll embark on a dynamic learning journey to gain a holistic overview of the business function supporting your knowledge and experience growth. This role offers a unique opportunity where you’ll acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for potential advancement to the Operations Manager role, either within the UK or at our sister business in Orlando, USA. The Operations Management Trainee will oversee the departmental functions to ensure product quality, strategic goal achievement, and customer satisfaction throughout. You’ll receive comprehensive training and hands-on experience across various departments such as Finance, Customer Support, Production, Purchasing, Sales, Marketing, Operations, HR, Quality, and IT; facilitating a thorough understanding of our business operation. Alongside gaining valuable business management expertise, you’ll integrate into our management team, with opportunities to contribute to our strategic objectives. Flexibility to travel domestically and internationally, including potential relocation, is essential for this role. There may also be occasional short-notice trips to Orlando to support our operation in the USA.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in a comprehensive hands-on training program, rotating through different departments to gain a thorough understanding of all business functions and earn credibility through practical experience.
  • Adapt to changing business needs and contribute to operational efficiency across departments.
  • Achieve performance objectives set by upper management.
  • Shadow experienced employees to absorb their knowledge, methods, procedures, and performance standards.
  • Lead or assist in special projects as directed by upper management.
  • Provide regular progress reports on goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with management and trainers to monitor performance progress.
  • Receive training in the functions and operations of related departments to enhance transferability and increase promotional opportunities.
  • Offer support in various departments as required, such as reporting, data entry, presentation development, strategic planning, and customer service.
  • Foster effective communication and collaboration between departments to optimise efficiency.
  • Fulfill additional duties to support departmental and business operations.
  • Participate in site visits to suppliers in the UK and Europe.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as needed for the role.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • 3+ years’ experience within an Operations role
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience would be desirable
  • Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrates quick learning ability and a drive for career advancement
  • Strong communication skills with the capability to engage effectively with various stakeholders
  • Hands-on approach to tasks
  • Proactive problem-solver adept at finding solutions and overcoming challenges
  • Strategic thinker focused on advancing business goals
  • Punctual, reliable, and responsible
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise in a fast-paced environment
  • Independent worker and team player
  • Excellent written, analytical, and presentation abilities
  • Resourceful, organised, and shows leadership potential
  • Willingness to travel to the USA and Europe


Benefits and Perks:

  • Opportunities for both internal and external training tailored to your role
  • Quarterly team lunches provided by the company
  • Recognition and awards for long-term service
  • Access to a workplace pension with contributions from both employer and employee
  • Early Friday finishes
  • Additional days leave based on length of service
  • Awards for Employee of the Month, Quarter, and Year
  • Daily provision of fresh fruit
  • Special birthdays recognition
  • Options for private healthcare plans
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Participation in a cycle to work scheme
  • Involvement in employee social activities through a dedicated committee

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