Operations Manager / Site Leader - Castings

17 Nov 2016
15 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Operations Manager / Site Leader - Castings Lucy Castings, Truscanian Foundries, Oldbury, West Midlands

Here at Lucy Castings, we are looking for an Operations Manager / Site Leader – Castings to join our growing team based in Oldbury.

As our Operations Manager / Site Leader - Castings, you will undertake day to day operational management of the foundry, including increasing the die casting and machining offerings in line with the business objectives.  The role includes responsibility for process control, quality, rapid product development, process improvement and scrap reduction.

Responsibilities of an Operations Manager / Site Leader - Castings include:

- Working closely with the technical, quality and sales teams to deliver the business plan and exceed customer expectations

- Drive operational performance through the production and planning teams to meet production targets

- Work with the planning department to ensure all current orders are on schedule and any new order are forecasted and prepared for

- Ensure all resource is in place to meet orders

- Monitor performance against targets for production management

- Inspecting and monitoring the site to ensure continuous improvement and optimisation

- Improve scrap and implement new process controls and efficiencies

- Drive new product introduction through the sales and technical personnel from design review through to development and validation into production

- Build up a maintenance department with a goal of achieving preventative maintenance

- Implement technically driven efficiencies to ensure profits are maximised and production is reliable

- Develop, demonstrate and lead an On Time In Full ethos across the business

- Manage and improve foundry production by using “Lean” methodology (continuous improvement, 5s, kaizen)

- Meet with customers, suppliers and vendors to conduct performance reviews and relationship building


- Be a forward thinking self-starter who is capable of thinking outside of the box to deliver the business vision

- Maintaining the training, development and output for direct reports

- Ensure good communication relevant to business and customer needs

- Management for all recruitment and resource planning

- Contribute to the development of best practice, processes and operational efficiency

- Management and responsibility for adhering to all company health & safety policies, procedures and safe working practices

To become our Operations Manager / Site Leader - Castings you must have the following skills, experience and attributes:

- Operational and business management skills

- Technical experience working in a foundry and/or associated industry

- Sand, Die Casting experience

- Ability to handle multiple deadlines and pressures associated with a commercial environment

- Ability to communicate effectively in a one on one or group environment

- Able to demonstrate strong motivational and leadership skills

- Ability to work to tight deadlines

- Ability to demonstrate effective leadership and team working

- Good general IT skills including MS Office

- Current UK driving licence

- Willing and able to travel to customer and vendor sites as and when needed  

- Machining knowledge (Desirable)

- Aluminium material knowledge (Desirable)

- MS Project (Desirable)

- Synchro (Desirable)

Lucy Castings is the perfect company if you would like to develop and meet your long term career goals. Why not click ‘apply’ today – don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to join our business as an Operations Manager / Site Leader - Castings.