Operations Manager - Manufacturing

Michael Page Logistics
GBP50000 - GBP55000 per annum + car, bonus, healthcare, pension
01 Aug 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is a leading manufacturer based in the West Midlands. They are looking for a customer focused Operations Manager.

The successful candidate will have had exposure to working in complex logistics and supply chain environments i.e Manufacturing, Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace or Defence.

Client Details

My client is a leading manufacturer based in the West Midlands.


The Operations Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide leadership and management direction for all local line and staff personnel.
  • Direct management of 2-3 senior managers and up to 100-150 shop floor staff.
  • Directs and coordinates materials and production processes and activities aligned to corporate direction.
  • Understands and is responsive to external and internal customer demands.
  • Advises and trains first line managers and staff of company policy regarding team supervision, customer interface and interacting with staff representatives where necessary.
  • Develop and maintain a materials and production reporting system that meets senior management and customer information needs.
  • Support the analysis, maintenance, and communication of records required by law and local governing bodies.
  • Actively support all lean initiatives, such as 5S, standardised work, and people involvement.


The successful candidate will have the following experience:

Background in a fast moving industry controlling high volume within an a complex logistics environment.
Experience in a customer facing environment / based on customer premises desirable.
Senior managerial experience, supervising and coaching front line managers responsible for team sizes 100+ in a fast moving logistics environment.
Ability to map a process and write standard work processes.
Understanding of MRP / SAP systems and WMS principles advantageous.
MRP/ERP or other electronic logistical inventory management systems is a requirement.

Job Offer

£50,000 - £55,000 + additional benefits

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