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Operations Manager
Cambridge (Full Time, Permanent)
£32,000 - £35,000 / Year
Operations Manager - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£32,000 - 35,000 circa. Operations Manager. Opportunity for an experienced Operations Leader to join a fast-growing Sheet Metal, SME manufacturing and installation business. This role is suitable for an all-rounder with experience of setting production KPIs, developing manufacturing teams, overseeing quality issues, production planning and supply chain management, introducing lean and continuous improvement techniques within sheet metal manufacturing. This role reports to the Directors of the business and will involve close cooperation to achieve strategic and operational goals to support further growth.

The jobs working environment, opportunities and rewards:
• Fast growing, profitable business manufacturing
• Become a key member of the management team. The Operations Manager will report to the Managing Director and will work with the Leadership Team to support strategic objectives
• Operations Manager will work closely with Head of Design and Head of Projects.
• Long-term opportunity to grow and develop with the business

The job will involve:
• Be a visible shop-floor based leader with the ability to step back, assess and accurately measure, define and record manufacturing output and capacity
• Providing leadership, appropriate to a fast moving, short lead time manufacturing facility with specific responsibility for H&S, discipline, definition of clear standards and achievable goals.
• Lay the foundations for growth and manufacturing ramp-up by introducing scaleable manufacturing processes and developing key shop floor staff
• Support and develop the Production Team (clear definition of responsibility, clear definition of decision making authority, development of trust and confidence, leadership skills training)
• Introducing good practice and continuous improvement culture using practical lean tools (eg. 5S, Kaizen)

This job will suit:
• A experienced Production Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Operations Manager or Factory Manager from a sheet metals / SME / manufacturing background or an ambitious leader with hands on sheet metals manufacturing experience - looking for their next step up to Operations Manager.
• An all-rounder, with demonstrable record of achieving production and OTIF delivery targets while introducing and monitoring modern manufacturing processes and procedures.
• Good understanding of Lean manufacturing principles necessary and ideally experience of introducing lean on shop floor.
• Person with passion for process improvement and practical management with a “can-do-attitude”.

This job is commutable from Cambridge, St Neots, Huntingdon, Broadway and surrounding areas.