Operations Manager - Manufacturing

Newbury Permanent £60,000 - £70,000 per year
  • Established manufacturer that needs a Mentoring Leader
  • Strategy and Continues Improvement Hands-On Leader Role

About Our Client

My client is a prominent 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 in 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
Sally Ristine-Barratt
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Phone number
+44 207 269 2108

Job summary

Job function
Engineering & Manufacturing
Production, Manufacturing
Industrial / Manufacturing
Contract type
Consultant name
Sally Ristine-Barratt
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2108
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