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Manufacturing Operations Manager

United Kingdom
58000.00 - 65000.00 GBP Annual + plus attractive package
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Operations Manager (Manufacturing) required in Ayrshire

Operations Manager
I am working closely with a large manufacturer in the Ayrshire area who are looking for a manufacturing Operations Manager. As a leader in the business, you will be joining a growing, dynamic, and innovative organisation with ambitious growth plans. Their bespoke facility in Ayrshire is equipped with a manufacturing line that has state-of-the-art technology to manufacture their products.

Job Description
The Operations Manager will be required to manage and co-ordinate the activities of manufacturing personnel to achieve production metrics including throughput, changeover times, minimising downtime and driving ongoing improvement, while optimising the manufacturing process for increased productivity.

Reporting to the Head of Operations, this person will be required to ensure that all orders are manufactured and despatched in a timely fashion and to ensure that all operational, administration, H & S and business controls are adhered to. The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of manufacturing with a proven track record in good manufacturing practice and lean principles.

• To ensure the plant meets its customer quality, service and safety goals through effective management of the manufacturing unit.
• To lead and manage assigned manufacturing operations and / or support functions at the site.
• Manage, direct and lead project team(s) established to develop and implement strategic change within the plant.
• Maintain a safe working environment, ensuring that all H & S requirements and procedures are adhered to, including the reporting and resolution of all incidents or accidents and the correct use of specified PPE.
• Establish strong working relationships with all departments, ensuring a cohesive approach to delivery of budgeted metrics and other key performance indicators.
• Ensure that all procedures relating to any aspect of product manufacture are fully implemented and adhered to, in line with customer and regulatory expectations.
• Ensure that the material delivery and returns are in line with good manufacturing practice standards; correctly labelled, wrapped, stored and transported.
• Ensure that there are adequate resources available for each shift based on the production schedule and that appropriate control is exercised on overtime spending and other production costs.
• Ensure continual compliance with the policies relating to personnel, quality, engineering and safety.
• Ensure that all manufacturing personnel are appropriately trained to carry out their role in an optimal way.
• Recommend / implement improvements to standards and foster a culture of continuous improvement in production and safety.
• Ownership for product procurement and stock contracts.
• Ensure the site uptime is maximised through a preventative maintenance programme.

Skills Profile
• 5 Years' experience operating at a similar level within a manufacturing facility.
• Ability to engage with a design team to ensure manufacturing is optimised and on-time delivery achieved.
• Ability to engage and motivate production teams.
• Ability to work under pressure in a changing environment to support our customers.
• Ability to multi task.
• Good Numeracy & Literacy Skills.
• Customer Service Focused.
• Passionate about meeting both customer and company's expectations.
• IT literate.
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
If you are an experienced Operations Manager in manufacturing and looking for your next challenge, please contact me on the details below.


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