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Operations Manager

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Cork City

Ref # 8082

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Barden are partnering with the CEO and Operations Director of one of Corks true success stories to identify an ambitious Operations Manager to join their expanding operation in Cork.

This is a rare opportunity to join a team at the heart of Ireland’s flourishing beverage industry, where tradition blends with innovation to create a unique career opportunity for the right candidate. As the Operations Manager, you’ll play a pivotal role in a business deeply rooted in Irish life. Our client remains committed beyond beverages. By supporting the agricultural sector, they foster a mutually beneficial relationship that sustains both industries.

The successful candidates will be joining at a very exciting time. Our client is poised for expansion, driven by shareholder support and a dedication to continued quality and growth. As Operations Manager, you’ll have the opportunity to steer this growth, transforming existing operations while maintaining current standards of excellence.

Role and Responsibility:

  • Oversee daily production operations to ensure timely and cost-effective product manufacturing.
  • Set and monitor performance targets, taking corrective action when necessary to maintain or improve performance.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to multiple teams, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and engagement.
  • Champion safety and quality standards, promoting a culture of adherence and accountability across the organization.
  • Select, develop, and mentor talent within the organization, supporting their growth and contributing to a high trust work environment.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives, participating in strategic forums and project managing complex improvement programs from idea to execution phase.

Manufacturing Experience: Minimum of 4/5 years of experience in manufacturing, preferably at the production management level, within a team-based manufacturing environment.

Educational Background: Bachelor’s degree in science or mechanical/production engineering or equivalent is essential for this role.


Hi, we’re Barden.  We’re the Partner Led Talent Advisory & Recruitment Firm that puts Talent first. With practices across Accounting & Tax, Business Support, Financial Services, Legal, Life Sciences, Supply Chain, and Technology, we help build world-class teams for Ireland’s top companies and we help top Talent achieve their ambitions. Simple.

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Jonathan Olden leads a team of accounting recruitment experts that work exclusively with the accounting professionals across Munster. With a deep understanding of leading businesses, team structures, cultures and the nuances of the Munster market, Jonathan and his team, many of whom are accountants themselves, go to great lengths to provide a consultative and supportive service to the people they work with. Jonathan and his team are where accounting professionals in Munster go for advice before they start looking for a job.

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