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Operations Manager

Job Reference: OpsmgrRed_1525946967
Location: Worcestershire
Discipline: Management and Executive / Manufacturing and Production
Salary Range:

£60000 to 64000 per Annum + Car,bonus,benefits

Job Type: Permanent

A fantastic opportunity exists for a Operations Manager to join a world leading manufacturer who supplies into multiple sectors such as Aerospace, Automotive, FMCG and General Manufacturing.


To manage all aspects of manufacturing within the standard product operational unit with responsibility for planning, logistics, and assembly, with the ultimate challenge of 100% performance to customer request date. Accountabilities in addition to meeting on time delivery targets include Warranty/Quality levels, product/overhead cost, inventory control, driving World Class practices through lean activities and achieving clearly defined business goals/targets.


* To meet defined business goals/targets.
* Use levelled production techniques to achieve a consistent 'beat-rate' for make to stock objectives.
* Drive response times to attain World Class levels of product availability and On-Time Performance targets measured against Customer Request Date.
* To attack inventory levels and improve turns to meet company targets though the continued development and expansion of material control systems, including Kanban processes.
* To drive down costs covering both material and overheads in an aggressive fashion, through a structured and far reaching process.
* To supervise quality improvements throughout the manufacturing and supply base.
* To increase the rate of culture change, with greater emphasis on empowerment, and individual/collective responsibility through delegation.
* To introduce new working practices/processes where applicable.
* To develop improved plant layouts and implement/oversee changes without affecting customer deliveries.
* To create and implement measures of performance and control across the operational unit.
* To operate in a matrix structure - working to create a team and develop common goals at senior level.
* Manage and develop the workforce; represent the company in labour negotiations.

* Educated to Degree level or similar qualification - ideally in engineering.


* Will have been actively working on shop floor improvement projects and managed shop floor people in a unionised culture.
* Demonstrable success using manufacturing-planning and materials replenishment techniques.
* Has operated in a Lean Environment and personally implemented Lean techniques.
* Trained/developed/assisted and supported employees in the achievement of manufacturing excellence.
* Has operated at supervisory level of a manufacturing business - possibly in the automotive industry.
* Has demonstrated the achievement of both Business & Personal performance goals.
* Preferably working, or worked for an International organisation.

* High level of energy with a "can do" attitude.
* Results oriented .
* Articulate and with stature and credibility to influence from board level through to shop floor.
* Is a finisher - sees plans and programmes through to successful completion.
* Assertive and highly persuasive.
* Very strong work ethic.
* Enjoys success through others.
* Ambitious for further career advancement.

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your CV on file to consider you for future opportunities.

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