Operations Manager

Andy File Associates Limited are working as a Recruitment Agency on behalf of our client with regards to this permanent position.

Operations Manager

Reporting to – Operations Director

Location – Wakefield and Darton

Salary – £60,000-£65,000 dependent on experience

Benefits – various to include 33 days holiday inc stats

The Role
The primary responsibilities of the Operations Manager are:

•    Lead, organise and run operations across the entire Wakefield and Darton sites
•    Own, lead and improve across a balance scorecard of set KPI’s, including H&S/Quality/People/Productivity
•    Ensure that all personnel within your control are complying with the organisations product compliance obligations, policies, processes and procedures
•    Develop a strong positive culture instilling continuous improvement across the site
•    Lead the site operations and engineering team, develop and build the team putting in place a robust succession plan
•    Develop and implement a best practice operations strategy including an automation plan for the site

Key Responsibilities
•    Instil a strong positive culture of H&S across the site
•    Ensure that all personnel within your control are complying with the organisations product compliance obligations, policies, processes and procedures
•    Integrate product compliance obligations into existing business practises and procedures in their area of responsibility and encouraging a compliance culture
•    Encourage their personnel to raise product compliance concerns
•    Cooperate with and support the compliance management system and encouraging personnel to do the same
•    Develop personnel awareness of product compliance obligations
•    Manage and lead all operational activities including on time in full, quality, stock levels, cost control and accuracy of inventory
•    Develop and drive a long term and strategic plan for operations
•    Lead the identification, development and implementation of an automation strategy for the site
•    Ownership for the entire Wakefield and Darton site facilities
•    Develop and implement a best-in-class manufacturing strategy with an overall plan to ensure the Wakefield and Darton operational site is world class
•    Create a balanced scorecard against a set of KPI’s and continually look to improve against them
•    Ensure headcount is balanced, correctly planned and optimised to maintain correct output and stock levels
•    Ensure the entire operations team are trained and compliant for all work practices
•    Work alongside the Quality and Product management teams to improve quality and optimise manufacturing costs
•    P&L and budgetary control of the entire site-wide operations
•    Continually review and implement ways to reduce operational costs year on year
•    Along with P&L responsibility, manage all site-wide CAPEX
•    Work closely with all other members of the senior team
•    Put in a place a robust communication plan and implement
•    Act as an exemplary role model always
•    Although the role is based in Wakefield, the successful candidate will be expected to travel to other sites, customers, suppliers etc.
•    Any other duties requested by their line manager

Person Specification

•    Min Degree qualified in an engineering/business/science discipline or qualified by experience
Experience & Knowledge
•    Extensive experience in a production environment with a proven successful track record
•    Experience in automation implementation
•    Experience of ERP/MRP software
•    Excellent communicator at all levels
•    Understand a production planning process

Abilities & Skills
•    Personable and ability to liaise with production operatives to senior management
•    Ability to multi-task
•    Can-do attitude and action orientated

•    Higher level qualification in process / engineering / business
•    Lean qualification – for example six-sigma
•    Experience in a steel fabrication production related environment would be preferable
•    Experience in pressure testing
•    Experience in site relocation


  • Bonus 10% of your salary based on business achieving annual profit targets
  • Holiday entitlement is 33 days per year including statutory days
  • Pension –  The company will contribute an amount equivalent to 5% of your basic salary per month. Employee will be required to make a monthly contribution of the equivalent of 4% of your basic salary
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Smart Health – This service provides 24/7, 365 days a year, GP services
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Eyecare Package
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Life Assurance – four times your basic gross salary will be payable
  • Discounted Insurance on home, car, and holiday insurance
  • Long Service Awards
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives.
  • The KEEP (Our Discount Platform) – You will have access to hundreds of retail discounts


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