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Manufacturing & Operations Director

Manufacturing & Operations Director - Aerospace - West Midlands - Permanent

A Manufacturing & Operations Director is required to join a market leading Innovative Aerospace and Defence Technology Company. The Manufacturing & Operations Director will lead and direct the Manufacturing and Operations Function and appropriate resources to achieve financial and business objectives. The successful Manufacturing & Operations Director will also Influence and participate in setting a growth strategy for the business.

Responsibilities of the Manufacturing & Operations Director

  • Lead and direct the manufacturing and operation units
  • Defines and integrate strategy for functional area(s)
  • Provide managerial and technical solutions to a variety of complex issues
  • Lead and direct work for team of employees as defined by business needs
  • Manage staff selection, performance, development and training processes
  • Provide support to manufacturing such as material requisitions and material relocation
  • Mentor and oversee technical and professional development of the Manufacturing teams
  • Ensures the safety, quality, cost and delivery in all aspects of the manufacturing processes
  • Ensure compliance with applicable regulations and internal quality controls procedures
  • Defines processes and procedures to drive the manufacturing and operation units efficiently
  • Ensure team competencies and capabilities to reach the business goals and expectations

Qualifications and Desired Characteristics of the Manufacturing & Operations Director

  • A Degree qualification or relevant education and work experience
  • A background with complex Manufacturing and Engineering Operations
  • Capable of driving change transformation and strategy execution to achieve results
  • Good knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma process improvements
  • Extensive manufacturing knowledge of aerospace, automotive or engineering industry
  • Innovative in leading the Manufacturing and Operations Function
  • Able to resolve problems applying advanced analytical thought and judgment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to negotiate and influence
  • Strong leadership and management skills

Security Clearance will be required for this position due to the nature of the Products Manufactured and the Industry Sectors that are involved.

If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Manufacturing & Operations Director then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on either 01384 446102 or email with suitable MS Word format CV's