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Operations Manager

Recruiter: Hays Recruitment
Location: Perthshire
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000
Application date: 6th Jun 2024

Our client is a large manufacturer in the Perthshire area looking for a Manufacturing Manager.

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering manufacturing targets through the effective management, development and coaching of a multifunctional team.

Specific responsibilities & tasks
• Improve overall customer experience through improved service levels, effective 5S execution and adherence to the ISO standard.
• Establish and facilitate departmental procedures which in turn enhance the production and efficiency of the department, while supporting safety policies and procedures.
• Effectively develop team members using situational leadership and performance management tools to ensure employees’ potential is achieved.
• Drive continuous improvement activities across the stream, delivering productivity in a safe and effective manner while maintaining product quality.
• Implement, oversee, and control the production schedule.
• Supervise, review and revise crew scheduling, if required.
• Oversee and review time and attendance of staff, as well as holiday approvals.
• Monitor and regulate staffing needs to ensure optimum staffing levels are supporting business demands.
• Analyse production, quality control and budgetary outcome of projects.
• Audit all personnel PPE requirements and needs.
• Ensure efficient collaboration and coordination between departments for job completion.
• Work under time constraints to meet specific timelines.
• Monitor and schedule orientation and other training for new and existing employees in conjunction with Health & Safety.
• Will always practice good housekeeping to ensure a safe and non-cluttered worksite.
• Participates in and demonstrates an understanding of safety principles and practices; follows all safety policies and procedures to support a safe working environment, including safe operation of machines and equipment.
• Comply with all the client policies and procedures, as well as legislative requirements.
• Proactively communicate job site conditions and concerns that may or are affecting completion of the job to the appropriate person.

Key Skills
• Ability to delegate, set expectations, and monitor progress of all direct reports.
• Proven ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
• Proven experience in production management.
• Ability to communicate openly, honestly, and effectively with subordinates, peers, senior leadership and customers, both verbally and written.
• Must be able to inspire and energise those around them with an optimistic positive approach to change.
• Driven to build customer allegiance through analysing the needs of both internal and external customers and by identifying and acting on customer improvement opportunities.
• Able to get the best out of employees through effective coaching and performance management.
• An inquisitive nature with a passion for the manufacturing industry and where there is an opportunity and the confidence to challenge current processes or thoughts.
• Level-headed approach to a challenging, ever-changing environment where priorities routinely change, and demands can require quick thinking and problem-solving on the spot.
• Practice self-development and champion’s employee development and growth. They can create a strong coherent vision for their team and understand the gaps and how the correct targeted approach will fill these.
• Embrace the site’s continuous improvement tools to improve processes and solve problems. The Production Manager should be able to understand and communicate the impact of this continuous improvement on customer satisfaction and business growth.
• Show passion, commitment, strong results focus and an understanding of the client’s strategy and how this cascades through to the shop floor.
• Must be able to consider multiple options when making decisions and incorporate contingency planning and data analysis into the decision-making process.

Business interfaces
Internal: Health & Safety, Head of Operations, Procurement, Quality, Technical & Compliance
External: Customers and Suppliers

Organisational responsibilities: (e.g. matrix/functional)
• Human Resources: Liaise with your direct reports on all HR matters. Maintain employee confidentiality and performance management by coaching, leading, mentoring, and motivating employees.
• Health & Safety: Ensure full compliance with all Health & Safety requirements. Verify all the client documents are completed accurately, maintaining employee records and ensuring compliance of all employees and subcontractors with provincial laws and the client policies.
• Facilities: Responsible for the maintenance of facilities at both their sites, except for the office and visitor area.

Any additional responsibilities
• Health & Safety – always Ensure full compliance with all Health & Safety requirements.
• 5S methodology – Compliant with 5S methodology on all Company sites.
• General assistance – Flexible and willing to assist colleagues with various general tasks when required.
• Considerate of Waste & Environment – You are expected to keep waste to an absolute minimum and to treat equipment and fixtures carefully.

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