Job Description

Up to 35,000

Hours37.25 hours

Head of department Operations Manager

Direct reportees

Production operatives in the following areas:
All employees relating to production of product classified as Steel

Job Purpose

oTo lead the manufacturing function keeping within budget and achieving output targets to exceed customer requirements and standards.
oHave full accountability for ensuring safety, customer quality, cost and delivery requirements are met.
oBe responsible for developing an enthusiastic, motivated and flexible team by building working relationships ensuring that Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to.
oTo manage the team on best practice; establishing standard policies and procedures whilst also mentoring and leading the teams.
oTo implement and manage continuous improvement and modern manufacturing principals by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in training, working practices and processes.

Key responsibilities and duties

Improve manufacturing excellence by:

oEffectively and efficiently managing the production of the required daily/weekly/monthly targets and meeting customer specifications, exceeding where possible quality and delivery expectations
oCommunicating and liaising with other departmental managers regarding throughput of parts to ensure production targets are met
oIdentifying and implementing process improvements across both own and supporting departments
oAssisting with resolution of quality concerns (internal and external customers)
oBuilding customer relationships (internal and external customers)
oSupporting both the Operations Manager and Technical specialists through provision of resources to enable them to achieve their objectives
oSupport and ensure complicity with Health & Safety regulations, the Company Handbook, Quality standards, and all other Company policies and procedures
oManage and lead the team, by
oensuring adequate staffing levels are available,
omanaging holiday allowances,
orecruiting high calibre employees;
oidentifying training & development needs of the team,
oconducting appraisals
omanaging attendance
oDealing with disciplinary issues
odaily supervision to maximise efficientt productivity
odelivering a high performing multi-disciplined team
oEnsuring risk assessments are carried out in a timely manner and counter measures implemented ensuring a safe working environment
oMonitoring the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems
oConsistently promote high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standard and behaviours expected of them
oIdentify and qualify capital expenditure requirements
oProactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere
oTakes ownership for team cohesion and team development
oDeveloping a culture of continuous improvement

Qualifications required/ desirable

oQualified to degree level, ILM Certificate of level 5 or above or equivalent
oSix Sigma qualification

Experience required / desirable

oMinimum of 5 years' experience in manufacturing environment
oCompetence in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making
oDemonstrable evidence of leading a team
oAbility to communicate with employees at all levels of the business
oUnderstanding and ability to work in an SME
oLean manufacturing/kaizen experience
oERP systems knowledge

Personal qualities and attributes required by the Company