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  • Job Title: Operations Manager
  • Function: Manufacturing
  • Reports to: General Manager/Managing Director

Job Purpose:

To manage all production operations and associated support departments to meet business/customer requirements and to continually improve manufacturing efficiencies, reducing costs and achieve all key operational performance objectives within a demanding and volatile environment.



  • Small £5 million
  • Medium £5 to £25 million
  • Large £25 million and over

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop a manufacturing strategy and a framework of operating standards to satisfy business plan objectives and growing customer demands.
  • Control operations within the plant to optimise throughput and efficiency whilst minimising waste and ensuring customer expectations for quality and delivery are met on time and in full.
  • Develop and implement capital projects which improve/maintain the operational performance of the business on time and within budget.
  • Ensure the levels of raw materials and work-in-progress are properly controlled and managed within budget targets.
  • Establish compliance with safety, health and environmental legislation.
  • Manage employment relations and consultation/negotiation processes with staff and their representatives to implement, on an ongoing basis, best working practices and operational methods in order to maintain business competitiveness.
  • Define the optimum organisation structure and recruit, develop, motivate and manage a manufacturing team that maximises its performance potential and meets current and future business needs.


Educational and Professional:

  • Graduate Calibre
  • First Degree (preferably in a technical discipline)
  • Business/Professional qualification/programm

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

  • Minimum 3-5 years within a management level position
  • Minimum 5 years experience within a unionised manufacturing environment
  • Leadership/people management skills
  • Change management experience
  • Communication/presentation skills
  • Team building
  • Negotiation/consultation skills
  • Awareness of current Health and Safety, Environmental and Employment legislation
  • Recruitment skills
  • Financial awareness
  • Numerical/verbal reasoning skills