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Operations Manager

Posted 10.05.22


West Midlands


Circa £65,000-£75,000

Are you an Operations Manager/Production Manager with continuous improvement expertise looking for a challenge in a high-growth business? Our client is a UK manufacturer of complex assembled products supplying the automotive industry, based in the West Midlands. Long-established and part of a multinational group, the UK site has seen significant cultural change in recent years, moving from a ‘workshop’ culture to a more structured, professional, process driven environment. This has brought greater stability in results and put in place the foundations to further grow the business by 50% over the next 18 months. Appointing the newly created position of Operations Manager, automating equipment and updating processes will be key to achieving that aim.

Reporting to the MD, managing both Maintenance and Production, you will have the autonomy to be able to express creativity without the usual constraints of large corporate organisations and have freedom to make change. As the business scales you will lead the people agenda, recruiting and training a growing team.

You will:

  • Have an inquisitive and entrepreneurial mind with a problem-solving skillset.
  • Be motivated and ambitious about driving change.
  • Be easily adaptable to changes led by business demand, with the ability to positively influence adaptability and change in those around them.
  • Be a proven Operations Manager/Production Manager in fast moving complex assembly environments.
  • Have a clear understanding of Supply Chain and communication with supporting areas.
  • Be an expert in takt time, ergonomics, process flow, cycle times etc.


Are you the one we're looking for? Apply now by clicking the apply button or email me for more information or should you wish to have an informal and confidential discussion before applying.

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