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Manufacturing Operations Manager

Recruiter: Michael Page
Location: Buckinghamshire
Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 + bonus & benefits
Application date: 13th Mar 2024

About Our Client
Our client is a mid-size industrial manufacturer, my client conducts business in over 70 countries, operating more than 200 factories and employing a workforce exceeding 20,000 individuals.

Job Description
1 – Take charge of operational aspects, including Health & Safety, quality, target adherence, and process adherence.
2 – Collaborate with the mid-level management team to enhance quality and efficiency throughout the entire plant.
3 – Actively drive continuous improvement, innovation, and cost reduction initiatives.
4 – Advocate for a culture where health and safety is the topmost priority.
5 – Manage and support all on-site operational activities to meet targets in Production, Quality, and Health and Safety.
6 – Provide guidance, motivation, and support by effectively managing direct reports.
7 – Lead the development and implementation of quality procedures, fostering a culture of continuous improvement in manufacturing processes.
8 – Ensure strict adherence to company H&S procedures among the site team, covering PPE, accident/incident reporting, and chemical safety.
9 – Play a crucial role in continuous improvement and root cause analysis efforts.
10 – Continuously seek opportunities to reduce waste and cut costs in collaboration with the Finance Department to understand overheads and expenditures.
11 – Collaborate across the business to ensure timely and quality manufacturing of all products.
12 – Manage factory capacity to maximize yield and productivity.
13 – Establish robust stock management practices to meet working capital targets and work closely with engineering and procurement on stock and BOM accuracy.

The Successful Applicant
1 – Demonstrated five years of previous experience in a senior management/supervisory role, showcasing a keen desire and ability to understand the detailed workings of the environment.
2 – Extensive background in managing manufacturing operations, overseeing sizable facilities with 50 or more employees.
3 – Proven success in leading process improvement initiatives through the application of Lean Manufacturing, 5S, TPM, Kanban, and other tools/methodologies.
4 – Established track record of achieving key performance indicators in quality, delivery, and cost.
5 – Knowledge and expertise in managing operational budgets, including proficiency in P&L.
6 – Demonstrated experience in preparing Capex requests aligned with operational requirements.
7 – Proficiency in coordinating activities across large teams, collaborating effectively with other functions, and possessing strong communication and motivation skills.
8 – Experience in decision-making, mentorship, upskilling, and succession planning for a team of people leaders

What’s on Offer
Up to 60,000 base salary
Company Bonus
Health Benefits, Life Insurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, etc.
33 Paid Time Off (Including Bank Holidays)

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