Manufacturing/Operations Manager

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    General engineering & manufacturing

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    £50k - 55k per year

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Job title: Manufacturing/Operations Manager

Salary Range: £50,000 - £55,000 per annum

Hours:             8:00 - 17:00 Monday to Thursday

                        8:00 - 12:30 Friday

Location:         Shropshire

Contract or Permanent role working for a leading Manufacturing organisation.

A Manufacturing/Operations Manager is required with knowledge of all full manufacturing processes from order, sales support, planning, manufacturing and SHEQ. Candidates with a background of metals, assembly and presses would be well received.

Due to promotion and expansion this client based in Shropshire requires a dynamic, energetic, leading Manufacturing/Operations Manager on a Contract or Permanent basis. As the Manufacturing/Operations Manager you will be required to:

  • Provide leadership and vision to enable manufacturing and customer service excellence at site.
  • Be responsible for overseeing orders, sales support, planning, manufacturing and SHEQ
  • Responsible for coordinating the complete site
  • Responsible for managing the Production Manager, SHEQ Manager, Contracts Manger. Planner and Sales Coordination Team Leader
  • Create long term plan as well as budgets for all operation departments together with the CEO and execute them accordingly.
  • Proactively try to optimise customer service (lead-time, OTD, response times etc), production and planning in a cost-effective way.
  • Implement lean tools, not only in production but also within the office and develop system to support accordingly, for example ERP system
  • Coordinate cooperation between departments at site level and across the wider business.
  • Ensure first class operation services from site to meet required product volume within operating costs to the required standard.
  • Produce highest level of quality goods and services to the customer.
  • Facilitate control of costs ensuring optimum labour, planning and quality measures in place through Operational teams.
  • Responsible for leading, mentoring and developing site operations team and supporting wider staff

The Manufacturing/Operations Manager should have the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • HNC or A level education
  • Formal management qualification/training
  • Computer Literacy in MS Office and bespoke systems
  • Valid UK Driving Licence
  • Minimum of 5 years manufacturing management experience
  • Change management experience and promoting continuous improvement
  • Strong IT and analytical skills
  • Strong Financial Management - P&L / budget ownership
  • Strong leadership / people management skills and experience
  • Lean manufacturing knowledge & experience
  • Strong stakeholder management skills at all levels in the organisation
  • Experience of working with ERP system

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of managing a manufacturing organisation within a small to large processing environment. In return for your experience, this Shropshire based company will offer you:

  • Position or Contract role
  • 40 hour working week
  • £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
  • Profit related bonus
  • Minimum of 5% contribution pension
  • HealthCare
  • 33 days annual leave
  • Free Parking

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge and experience within a Manufacturing/Operations Manager role and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Manufacturing/Operations Managers role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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