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Operations Manager

Recruiter: Hays Recruitment
Location: Suffolk
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000
Application date: 19th Jul 2019

A newly created Senior Leadership opportunity. Due to sustained business growth, this hugely successful manufacturer are looking for an exceptional candidate to play a pivotal role in their ambitious growth plans. With a cross-functional management team reporting in, this role will have full autonomy across all areas pertaining to Manufacturing, Production and Supply Chain activities.

As Operations Manager, you will: develop and embed the manufacturing strategy; act as Value Stream Leader across relevant areas; ensure that products are manufactured and assembled to meet customer quality requirements; establish and lead Continuous Improvement/Lean processes; and achieve safety, quality, delivery, cost and inventory targets. From a people perspective, you will be tasked with raising current productivity and capability levels and ensure robust succession plans are in place.

To succeed in this autonomous and high-profile role, you will be able to demonstrate significant leadership experience in a non-food manufacturing environment with experience in International Supply Chain management and low-cost sourcing. With a strong commercial focus, you will have a developed understanding of lean manufacturing, supplier quality management and industrial manufacturing processes. Exposure to Kaizen and Six Sigma Quality methodologies would be beneficial.

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