Operations manager

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  • Location

    Plymouth, Devon

  • Sector:

    Marine and Shipbuilding

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  • Salary:

    Up to £60000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sharon Crick

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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Recruiting for a highly experienced Operations Manager for a prestigious Plymouth based production company.

Key responsibilities for the role:

Support the Operations Director in the delivery of improved operational performance.
Drive the development of the skills profile within production teams.
Drive the production & support teams to deliver improved performance
Establish, maintain and improve processes that deliver the Right First Time philosophy.
Act as an Ambassador for the company, operating with integrity and drive appropriate to the Company's values, to promote the company as a market leader.

Personal Specification:

Management experience in manufacturing or marine, preferably with upper luxury brands.

Experience handling budgets

Ability to work under own initiative

Thorough knowledge of relevant processes and able to carry out quality audits

Experience in supervising a team

Strong Leadership of the team

Good communication skills

Working knowledge of systems - Chess, Quality Systems, T&A, MPS, Change Notes, etc

Ability to utilise and analyse software tools such as efficiency trackers, standard work, block plans to enable schedule adherence and meet productivity targets

Health and Safety qualified and able to carry out risk assessments, Hazard ID etc

Facilitate staff development - probationary reviews/ appraisals/return to work etc

Good IT skills - communication, spreadsheets, presentations

Able to read drawings and impact on production

NPI process knowledge including routine changes and NSO's

Lean Manufacturing basics -Problem solving techniques, A3 reporting, visual management, 6S

Project Management - able to plan, organise and lead projects

Ideal candidates will have a wealth of experience working in a face paced manufacturing environment with strong leadership skills. A strong background in a carpentry/production environment would be preferable.

Hours of work - Monday to Friday 7.30 - 4.30pm
Salary - £60k + Bonus scheme