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Production Operations Manager

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Production Operations Manager

Reference number: 81223

Location icon West Midlands
Job contract type Full Time (Permanent)
Salary icon £58000 - 65000
Company icon Sierra 57 Consult
Company activities icon Injection Moulding / Manufacturing
Deadline icon 31/03/2024

Job overview

Working alongside our client, an established global injection moulding manufacturer, we are looking for an experienced Production Operations Manager to join their team.

Company overview

  • This position will suit an experienced Production Manager with good experience of driving 5S and continuous improvement across plant.
  • This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled people manager to secure a stable position with a forward-thinking company who place their staff at the forefront of their business.
  • Successful candidates should have demonstrable management within an injection moulding environment, with automotive experience a distinct advantage however other industries will be considered.

Role responsibilities

  • As a Production Operations Manager you will be responsible for the leadership, motivation and direction of all staff within the area of responsibility
  • Accountable for ensuring production meets customer specifications and delivery expectations, minimising wastage where possible and driving best practices.
  • Manage, coach and develop your production team to ensure successful programme delivery and culture.
  • Maintain a positive and constructive environment ensuring all stakeholder inputs are considered to support credible decision making.
  • Drive the creation and implementation of best practice manufacturing vision, strategy and operation.
  • Collaborate with other departments to drive the company to deliver the best possible service to our customers.
  • With a growth mindset challenge conventional methods and embrace new technologies. 
  • Apply business processes in a manner that is compliant with relevant legislation and regulations, to protect the interests of all group companies, their partners and stakeholders.
  • Comply with health and safety policy and procedures, local practices and control measures and report risks, accidents or near misses promptly to contribute to a safe workplace.
  • Responsible for proactive maintenance of equipment and machinery to maximise operational effectiveness.


To be discussed at interview

Qualifications/experience required

  • Educated to relevant engineering Degree level
  • Demonstrable experience of managing within an injection moulding environment
  • Experience within automotive manufacturing
  • Good technical knowledge of injection moulding machinery, automation equipment and processes
  • Demonstrable experience of coaching, mentoring and developing a team to reach personal and business objectives.
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering efficiencies and adopting new technologies
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • Confident and concise communicator

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