Staff Spotlight – Head of Circular Operations

At ACS, we constantly endeavour to recycle, reuse, reduce waste and lower energy consumption right across the business. Therefore, it’s fitting that in our second staff spotlight, we spoke to Andrew MacFarlane, our Head of Circular Operations, who plays a key role in helping us achieve those ambitions.  

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT ACS?  

14 years. 

CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE?  

As Head of Circular Operations, I help the business avoid waste production by prompting reuse, repair, recycle, and similar practices. In addition, I also manage our SQA centre. 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF THE JOB?  

There are always new projects and additional ways to improve the company’s performance. There is sense of achievement when a project is complete. Recently I created an SVQ training programme, which has now been completed by all the warehouse Team Leaders and is ready to be rolled out to our new intake of Kickstart candidates. 

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES?   

Golf, keeping fit, cycling and chess. 

IF YOU COULD BE A SUPERHERO, WHAT WOULD YOUR SUPERPOWER BE?  

Time travel. 

Thank you, Andrew. Your hard work and commitment will go a long way to helping us achieve net zero by 2023.