Head of Operations

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    Northamptonshire, England

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    General engineering & manufacturing

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    Nima Mahmoudi

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    almost 2 years ago

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Head of Operations
Competitive Salary + Benefits
General Manufacturing

My client is a niche plastic injection and rubber moulding manufacturer with an enviable reputation in their market. Supplying quality products on a tier one basis, they work with global customers through the General Manufacturing and Automotive market. They are looking to recruit a forward-thinking Head of Operations to define and deliver a sound operational strategic vision, drive excellence and to lead as a true figurehead within the business.

Your duties & responsibilities will include the following:

  • Define, implement and sustain a cost effective and appropriate operating model
  • Ensuring that production culture, processes, equipment, facilities and the working environment are all conducive to delivering high quality products
  • You'll ensure that non-value-added activity is reduced in all manufacturing processes by using lean techniques
  • Promoting a culture of high employee engagement and motivation
  • Be able to delegate efficiently
  • Deliver operational KPIs whilst simultaneously further developing a culture of continuous improvement that demonstrate their value to the business
  • Leading by example, managing, training and developing people
  • Suggest innovative ideas to the board on improvements that can lead to greater efficiency and business growth

We are looking for the following:

  • A dynamic leader who has experience of leading Operations within a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Your knowledge through management and operations should include Design, Engineering, Production, Planning & Supply Chain
  • A thorough understanding of modern lean manufacturing principles, evidenced by a track record of OTIF delivery and outstanding quality
  • The ability to engage the team by introducing effective visual management systems and meaningful KPIs
  • Significant people management and leadership experience with a real passion for coaching, training and mentoring
  • A driven individual who is comfortable working across all levels of the business in order to make things happen

This will be a challenging and rewarding opportunity to join an ambitious company during a period of growth and change. As a member of the senior management team you will play a leading role in shaping the future direction of the business and developing a sustainable culture of continuous improvement.

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