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Operations Manager

Recruiter: Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Location: South Wales
Salary: Highly Competitive + Benefits
Application date: 24th Sep 2020

Our client is a niche automotive design and manufacturing business, based in South Wales.  The business is currently undergoing a huge period of growth, with the introduction of new product lines and clients and as a result is looking for an Operations Manager to help scale up production and to support the growth plans of this exciting SME.

The successful candidate will lead and organise the Manufacturing and Operations departments to ensure they run smoothly and efficiently to company standards, targets and objectives.  The role will also be responsible for supporting major change programmes and will need to be a strong people manager with the ability to lead through change.

We are looking for someone with not only relevant experience in manufacturing or operations leadership within an assembly environment, preferably automotive or a related industry but also someone with the right personality to drive the business forward and become an integral part of its success.

The role will entail:

Leading the operations department, becoming an integral part of the senior management team
Ensuring production achieves Quality, Cost and Delivery targets
Direct areas of responsibility include Production, Quality, Planning and Logistics and Supply Chain
Knowledge of injection moulding, paint processes and mechanical assembly would be advantageous
Supervising and evaluation of performance of production staff
Resource planning and management (workforce, raw materials etc.)
Ensuring output meets quality standards
Ensuring health and safety is part of everyday working practice
Ensuring that all production equipment is maintained and in safe working order
Ensuring that production process are robust and able to cope with future sales growth
Instilling a culture of continuous improvement across manufacturing & operations
Managing operations to yearly budget and set targets
Managing departmental budgets & costs
Acting as a mentor and coach to all direct reports to increase staff engagement
Liaising with NPI team to smoothly introduce new products into production
Liaising with other managers to formulate objectives and understand requirements

We are looking for:

Proven track record of operations management / production management
Sound knowledge of production/operations management systems and procedures
Sound knowledge of quality systems and procedures
Good communication skills
In depth knowledge and experience of managing people and teams
Leadership and interpersonal skills
Problem Solving
IT & numerical skills
Strong decision making skills and a results driven approach
Excellent organisational skills
Attention to detail

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