Operations Manager-Injection Moulding

5 days left

South East England
25 Jul 2019
22 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Operations Manager-Injection Moulding

Based in Kent

Job ref: AZ/44285


GBP65,000 base salary plus 20% bonus

Company car, BMW 5 series - some flexibility to take car allowance in the future

25 days holiday

Pension - details to be provided

Relocation assistance provided

Candidates must have full understanding of injection moulding and the understanding of how to change/replace moulding tools.

Reporting to: Managing Director

As Operations Manager, you will develop and deliver an efficient, highly productive and quality driven manufacturing operation underpinned by a culture of continuous improvement, an excellent safety record and a fully engaged site team. 40% of your time will be spent on the shop floor leading from the front and embedding a strong "one team" culture.

Summary of the Role:

To be responsible for the efficient running of the Injection moulding production department and warehouse operation.

Maintain and further develop LEAN and continuous improvement processes and ensure a full and comprehensive planned preventative maintenance programme is in place

To lead, develop, motivate and control the relevant staff to deliver a 1st class manufacturing department

Engage, mentor and develop the team's capability

Key Responsibilities:

* Setting production targets and ensuring that these targets are met

* To plan and supervise the activities of the Shift Technicians and Assistants, including arranging shift rotas and holiday/sickness cover where necessary

* To plan and monitor machine and tooling requirements and liaise with toolmakers/tool designers on repairs, modifications and improvements to both tooling and machines

* To implement preventative maintenance plans and arrange all necessary service visits to keep machines in optimum working condition

* Ensure that Line Teams are trained in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures, Health & Safety Procedures and Product Specifications

* Ensure quality and health & safety standards are achieved and maintained

* Promote an environment where teamwork (both functional and cross-functional), open communication, engagement, continuous improvement and excellent customer service are not only maintained but constantly improved

* To liaise with the sales department to manage production and supply in line with forecast

* To monitor costs against budget for your area of responsibility and pro-actively look for ways of making the operation more efficient and achieving cost reduction.

Personal Requirements:

* Strong leadership skills

* Hands on, with a personal involvement in problem solving and mechanical issues

* To manage any personnel issues which may arise from any staff when required, as outlined in the Employee Handbook

* To carry out any other tasks that may be required from time to time for the benefit of the company as a whole


* Must have full understanding of maintaining injection moulding machines and the understanding of how to change/replace moulding tools

* Must be experienced/qualified in a moulding or engineering discipline - HNC in Polymer technology / ONC or HNC in mechanical engineering

* Qualified in SHE. NEBOSH general certificate or higher

* Must have experience of management as departmental level. Ideally NVQ level 4 in management or equivalent

* Must have demonstrable exposure to LEAN and KAIZSEN Six sigma green belt desirable

* Must have good IT skills, including Microsoft office (Excel/Outlook/Word)


* Commutable within 60 minutes of Factory

* Must have a valid UK driving license

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union.

Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Office Locations: Stratford-upon-Avon, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Cape Town, Dubai, D??sseldorf, Istanbul, Lyon, G??teborg, Milan, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Washington.


Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: (phone number removed)

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