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Operations Manager – Manufacturing

Recruiter: Michael Page
Location: Newbury
Salary: £60,000 to £70,000 + bonus & benefits
Application date: 8th Jul 2024

About Our Client
Our client is a renowned global manufacturer producing a range of products, including electronics, medical devices, and packaging, with a strong emphasis on sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint. Known for their practice of promoting from within, this is a rare opportunity to join their leadership team!

Job Description
Promote and ensure a safe work environment and practices.
Implement policies for order review and capacity planning to meet lead time and delivery targets.
Achieve site objectives for Operational Excellence and Quality Control.
Ensure timely, cost-efficient, and high-quality production activities.
Provide the shop floor with necessary manpower, skills, knowledge, machinery, and tools to meet production targets.
Foster right-first-time behaviours.
Continuously improve production processes using Lean tools and techniques.
Support process optimisation projects focused on output, productivity, quality, and methods.
Maintain processes and procedures within the Quality Management System according to relevant standards (ISO 9001, 14001, OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001).
Organise, plan, and coordinate all production inventory management activities.
Ensure efficient and effective operation of manufacturing and inventory systems/processes.
Support the site’s employee engagement and communication program.
Conduct recruitment and employment in compliance with company procedures and current employment laws.
Set goals and objectives for yourself and your team to enhance job performance.
Develop and monitor performance standards; conduct annual appraisals.
Identify training needs; implement, monitor, and review training and development plans.
Address staff discipline or grievance issues, maintaining proper records as per company procedures.
Source appropriate training and promote upskilling within the department.
Implement, monitor, and manage KPIs for the department in line with company goals and strategy.
Apply Kaizen/Lean tools to reduce inventory, increase throughput, and minimize costs.
Manage change to align with current business requirements.
Integrate ERP system and Material Master adherence into daily processes.
Develop a high-performance workforce by upholding company standards.

The Successful Applicant
Bachelor’s Degree level qualification in Engineering, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Operation Research, APICS CPIM or equivalent would be a plus
Lean Philosophy conversant (Green belt minimum preferred)
Strong mentorship/ training/ succession planning capabilities
Experience of volume Assembly (preferred)
Experience with MRP / ERP Systems (SAP Preferred)
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and BI software (Excel, Power BI, Qlik preferably)
Leadership skill: communicate the vision in a way that generates excitement, enthusiasm, and commitment
Build productive relationships with colleagues both internally and externally.
Strategic planning and execution; good understanding of continuous improvement.

What’s on Offer
Salary £60,000-£70,000 + Bonus 10%
Car Benefit (Allowance or Lease)
Flexible Start & End Times
8% Company Pension Match
Discounted Gym membership with Local Gym
Health, Dental, Life Insurance x3, etc.
Other Benefits

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