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Operations Manager

Recruiter: Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Location: Northampton
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Application date: 8th Oct 2020

An Operations Manager is required with knowledge of operational management, manufacturing processes (assembly, fabrication and/or paint), planning, logistics, supply chain, sales, service and process improvement within a medium volume production environment building niche vehicles. Candidates with experience of the low/medium vehicle build, assembly and/or fabrication/paint would be well received.

Due to continued growth and an increase in orders this company, this world-class SME based in Northampton requires a forward-thinking, hands-on Operations Manager with knowledge process improvement, manufacturing systems, quality, productivity, waste elimination, man-management and sales/service for a new permanent role. As Operations Manager you will be required to:

Provide strong leadership for the UK operational team, building a team of competent, engaged, safe and productive staff across varied disciplines
Drive continuous improvement in Process, Quality and Safety through risk assessments, root cause analysis, training, and projects
Develop and maintain a deep understanding of our supply chain ensuring our supply partners are delivering to the expected requirements in terms of time and quality
Actively manage the sales and operational planning function to meet customer needs (both external and internal) and maximise plant efficiency
Actively manage the assembly function to efficiently build to market requirements
Ensure capacity and sourcing requirements are aligned to market needs and potential
Communicate effectively with suppliers, partners, colleagues, market representatives and customers

The Operations Manager should have the following skills or experience:

Good understanding of manufacturing operations, process improvement, waste elimination, change management and quality standards/systems/processes
Excellent leadership qualities having a track record in driving and developing teams within a medium/high volume manufacturing operation
Commercially astute with strong organizational and analytical skills with knowledge of business operations from supply chain, through production and on the customer dealing with sales, service and capacity planning.
Knowledge of mild steel fabrication, coating allied with Microsoft Dynamics 365/AX would be advantageous

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of leading teams within a low to medium manufacturing environment (especially vehicle build, assembly, and fabrication/paint) seeking a career opportunity to make a difference with a world-class SME. In return for your experience, this specialist niche manufacturer will offer you:

£Comp plus benefits
Excellent opportunity to work within a growing and forward-thinking organisation, where change management, process improvement and manufacturing principles at the forefront of all operations

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