Operations Manager

  • Location


  • Sector:

    General engineering & manufacturing

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Competitive Plus Benefits

  • Contact:

    Mark Bignell

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    01384 446167

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Operations Manager

Salary Range: £Comp

Location: Northampton

Operations, Manager, Assembly, Fabrication, Paint, H&S, Warehouse, Supply chain, Materials, Change Management, Lean, 8D, root cause, Manufacturing Processes & Improvement, Sales & Service

An Operations Manager is required with knowledge of operational management, manufacturing processes (assembly, fabrication and/or paint), planning, logistics, supply chain, sales, service and process improvement within a medium volume production environment building niche vehicles. Candidates with experience of the low/medium vehicle build, assembly and/or fabrication/paint would be well received.

Due to continued growth and an increase in orders this company, a this world class SME based in Northampton requires a forward thinking, hands on Operations Manager with knowledge process improvement, manufacturing systems, quality, productivity, waste elimination, man-management and sales/service for a new permanent role. As Operations Manager you will be required to:

  • Provide strong leadership for the UK operational team, building a team of competent, engaged, safe and productive staff across varied disciplines
  • Drive continuous improvement in Process, Quality and Safety through risk assessments, root cause analysis, training, and projects
  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of our supply chain ensuring our supply partners are delivering to the expected requirements in terms of time and quality
  • Active ly manage the sales and operational planning function to meet customer needs (both external and internal) and maximise plant efficiency
  • Actively manage the assembly function to efficiently build to market requirements
  • Ensure capacity and sourcing requirements are aligned to market needs and potential
  • Communicate effectively with suppliers, partners, colleagues, market representatives and customers

The Operations Manager should have the following skills or experience:

  • Good understanding of manufacturing operations, process improvement, waste elimination, change management and quality standards/systems/processes
  • Excellent leadership qualities having a track record in driving and developing teams within a medium/high volume manufacturing operation
  • Commercially astute with strong organizational and analytical skills with knowledge of business operations from supply chain, through production and on the customer dealing with sales, service and capacity planning.
  • Knowledge of mild steel fabrication, coating allied with Microsoft Dynamics 365/AX would be advantageous 

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of leading teams within a low to medium manufacturing environment (especially vehicle build, assembly, and fabrication/paint) seeking a career opportunity to make a difference with a world class SME. In return for your experience, this specialist niche manufacturer will offer you:

  • £Comp plus benefits
  • Excellent opportunity to work within a growing and forward-thinking organisation, were change management, process improvement and manufacturing principles at the forefront of all operations

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge of leading business operations within a niche vehicle build, assembly and/or fabrication/paint environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Operations Manager role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email

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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