Operations Manager

15 Jun 2021
01 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Operations Manager job based in Greater Manchester. Working for a growing manufacturing company.

Client Details

Our client is a growing manufacturing organisation based in Greater Manchester.


An experienced Operations Manager is required with responsibility for the overall management of a bespoke manufacturing unit.

* Dealing with low batch volume, high variety and complex manufacturing and for ensuring overall efficiency of the department, whilst meeting On Time Delivery performance targets.

* Plan and scheduling capacity to meet demand; Interface with sales function; Utilisation of manpower; machines; Sub contractor expediting; Communications - visuals KPI, graphs etc;

* Manufacturing strategies, manage and evaluate machine resources to ensure maximum productivity and minimal downtime along with longer term growth strategy identification.

* Establish workflow policies that enhance speed and efficiency without compromising product safety or integrity.

* Engineering solutions, continuous Improvement methods on existing practices; Scrap reviews; Technical Solutions. - Engineering Deployment; ensuring efficient integration with manufacturing whilst ensuring efficient task flow management.

* Long term resource planning: Man power; Capex; Layouts.

* Strive to reduce expenditure and increase productivity across all product lines

* Team leadership, motivation and engagement: Performance management; Salary reviews; Communications; Appraisals; Staff development; team building.

* Ensure teams are facilitated collaboratively to continuously improve our processes

* Stock control: Managing and control of high value inventory of raw materials and finished goods and consumables.

* Equipment maintenance: Liaising with maintenance team

* Financial controls: Budget setting and control; Forecasts; Monthly review.


* Qualified in an Engineering Discipline or equivalent qualification, or relevant work experience.

* Proven extensive industrial manufacturing management experience

* Experience of running a complex industrial manufacturing (metal processing), or a similar industrial, mechanical engineering environment.

* Practical experience of world class manufacturing techniques.

* Time Served Engineers would be considered providing you had then moved into a manufacturing leadership role in recent years

* Proven record of Change Management to include Culture Change

Job Offer

Circa GBP60,000 plus bonus and benefits