Operations Manager

Operations Manager


About the role

To ensure the manufacturing facility enables the business to achieve growth by becoming the industry’s quality supplier of choice with a cost-effective range of product designed and built to the highest standard at the lowest possible cost in the shortest lead-time.

To build on the company’s strategy for improved quality, product cost, productivity and flexibility by managing and improving the production manufacturing processes and production team.


Qualifications and Capabilities

  • Full ownership of the production manufacturing capacity and production work centres and execution of the Manufacturing production plan.
  • Ensure planning parameters, work centre capacities are reviewed to ensure bottlenecks in capacity are identified and eliminated.
  • To lead and drive the introduction of continuous improvement projects which will improve quality, health and safety, reduce production lead times, enhance manufacturing flexibility and reduce costs.
  • Actively manage labour costs, material scrap, expendables to maximise gross manufacturing efficiency and operational performance
  • Act with passion as the champion of change to deliver industry best manufacturing lead times and on time in full deliveries.
  • Develop and drive a continuous improvement culture in the manufacturing team.
  • Develop and drive behavioural change towards Health and Safety and quality assurance.
  • Engage directly with other functional areas such as commercial, technical, quality, production engineering to develop cross-functional relationships and improved communication.
  • Develop and own appropriate departmental KPIs to ensure performance and improvement is measured and acted upon.
  • Manage and develop through training, mentoring and skills management the manufacturing Supervisors and cell leaders to ensure effective performance.


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