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Operations Manager

Recruiter: Michael Page
Location: Staffordshire
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + benefits
Application date: 12th Mar 2021

About Our Client
This leading manufacturer develop an array of specialist products & are looking to do so in the most effective, efficient & safe way possible. The Operations Manager will lead the site into the next phase of their journey. You have the chance to be instrumental in driving best practices by supporting the improvement of their operational processes.

Job Description
As the Operations Manager, you will be managing a multifunctional team, driving operational excellence by instilling a continuous improvement & safety culture. You will be part of the senior management team & will be the link between several areas of the business, ensuring collaborative working. This is an opportunity to be the driving force behind their operational improvement plan & lead the training & development of the operational teams.

Key Responsibilities:
To lead, manage & direct the Operations team, to ensure the efficient manufacturing operation & a continuous improvement environment
Manage & maintain the group’s strategic objectives, budgets & KPIs
Implementation of manufacturing improvement methodologies
Ensure production meets demand requirements while integrating the S&OP process to meet inventory requirements
Overseeing quality systems to ensure specifications & product expectations are met in a cost-effective manner
Work closely with the Environment, Health & Safety Manager to ensure all operations on site are in accordance with the EH&S expectations & the local / national regulating authorities
Develop & implement operating methods & procedures designed to reduce or eliminate operating problems & improve product cost, quality, delivery performance & customer satisfaction
Promote a culture of continuous improvement & drive improvement initiatives (e.g. 6S, waste reduction & cost reduction projects)
Use methods such as LEAN to reduce overall costs of production & levels of waste, whilst increasing OTIF & meeting all quality criteria
Ensure close cooperation with all internal customers (e.g. Sales, Finance)
Identify CAPEX & investment opportunities & support project implementation
Create an environment of employee engagement, training & succession to create a high performance, motivated work culture & continuous improvement environment

The Successful Applicant
An Operations Manager with significant end to end Batch Manufacturing experience & the following:
Degree level qualification or extensive equivalent experience in a similar role within a manufacturing environment
Experience managing a cross functional & multi-discipline team
Experience of implementing continuous improvement manufacturing techniques (e.g. 5S/6S, lean, Six Sigma etc.)
Formal HSE qualifications/HSE awareness
A proactive approach & with a high level of analytical & interpersonal skills
Excellent communication & negotiation skills at all levels
Strong team player, who has demonstrated ability to coach & develop reports to deliver their maximum potential

What’s on Offer
Circa £55,000 – £65,000 + Additional Benefits

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