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Operations Director

Recruiter: Michael Page
Location: Newcastle-under-Lyme
Salary: £90,000 - £110,000 + car, bonus & benefits
Application date: 27th Jun 2024

About Our Client
Our client is a well established market leading SME manufacturing company.

Job Description
Reporting to the Managing Director, The purpose of this role is to execute business and operations strategies, with the primary focus on operational management, engineering and quality systems. Driving and optimizing all processes to ensure consistently high levels of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity & People Engagement, implementing structures and systems to enable, maintain, and deliver the business plan in the Ops function.

The operations director will oversee all daily responsibility of production,engineering and quality, driving a right first-time high quality culture, generating a culture of high performance through effective relationships and collaboration/alignment across all functions, ensuring accountability at all levels.

Provide day-to-day strategic leadership for Operations and direction to all functional areas supporting the successful operation of the business

Optimise operational performance, including efficiency & productivity

Drive a coordinated and engaged team culture in a unionised environment

Ensure compliance to the quality management system

Implement/sustain visible work centre targets/metrics for business performance monitoring

Establishing systems and mechanisms to support execution of the production plan including appropriate escalation mechanisms

Work closely with the leadership team to ensure the organisational structure, capacity and resources are appropriate to meet the business demands and anticipate the current/future states of the business

Implement and embed OPEX lean culture and practices

Support the Commercial and Customer Service team in their mission for strong collaborative customer relationships through knowledge, commitment, consistent results

Support new product introduction. Capital expenditure planning, people development and organizational capacity planning to deliver NPI and handle volume changes

Plan and successfully deliver against a robust budget and business plan to include cost management and the achievement of revenue & profit targets

Ensure that all employees understand, support and demonstrate the cultural values, norms and standards that govern the successful operations and business growth

The Successful Applicant
Production and Engineering experience is essential at site leadership level in manufacturing.

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, Engineering or related
field of study or equivalent is preferred

You must have a demonstrable record of full site responsible with the industrial manufacturing sector

Proven track record successfully managing operations to achieve bottom line profitability
through sustainable operational excellence to include lean manufacturing, process
management, systems maximization and the development of a strong team is essential

Proven leadership ability

Experienced in shaping, embedding, and coaching a team with clear accountabilities in a results oriented environment

Experienced in building and managing customer relationships in an industry where competition
is high, and results are achieved through operational and quality excellence

Engineering knowledge desirable but not essential – we want to talk to people from environments such as fabrication, welding, assembly, machining, mechanical engineering and metal component production

Formal management and or business qualification or equivalent desirable but not essential

Good working knowledge of SIGMA 6 and Lean required

What’s on Offer
£90,000 to £110,000 plus car, bonus and benefits.

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