Production Operations Manager

Production Operations Manager

  • Location

    Wolverhampton, West Midlands

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    Engineering and Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £48000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Pension, Holidays, BUPA

  • Contact:

    Matt Harris

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Do you thrive in a busy, detail and quality driven engineering and manufacturing environment? Are you ready to step up as number 2 to the Operations Director? A Production Operations Manager is required to lead a batch to medium volume Aerospace and Industrial manufacturing business through the challenges associated with growth and expansion with a true emphasis on real world continuous improvement activity and mindset.

This privately owned and growing business designs, fabricates and machines a range of high end Aerospace and niche Industrial components which are sold to customers on an international basis. As a recognised supplier to some of the leading Aerospace primes in the UK, this growing and high precision business have a reputation for quality of components as well as a business that can deliver and the order book is expanding due to this, so now is the time to look at adding this key individual to support the companies journey.

With a team of around 40 and 7 direct reports, the Production Operations Manager will take responsibility for leadership of end-to-end manufacturing operations, ensuring on-time and on-budget supply of quality components to a key Aerospace customer. You will be hands-on, driving performance, championing both operations and lean manufacturing and ensuring you spend time with your team to assess capability across the functions while leading continuous improvement activity to exceed customer and business performance expectations.

You will ensure the business is fit for further growth by developing and mentoring your direct reports and taking ownership of succession planning and recruitment for your teams while reporting into the Operations Director and the Board where required.
You will have demonstrable experience within Production Operations Management within a low (batch) to medium volume environment and an exposure to the face to face interaction and presentation to the customer would be highly advantageous in this demanding but exciting role.

You're hands-on and have proven experience leading and improving a small team to deliver consistent results across key areas such as; OEE, Scrap, Yield and On Time Delivery. You're commercially capable strong but fair in your approach and acutely customer focused, with the ability to upwards-manage when required.

Any questions? Give me a call or drop me an email to discuss this exciting opportunity that carries with it clear and present career development opportunity in this growing business.

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