JOB TITLE: Operations & Production Director; General Manager


Industry : Engineering & Technical Job Location : North West England
Job Reference : 6740SR Job Category : Manufacturing and Production
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 26/05/2010
 
Salary & Benefits : £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car, Bonus
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



Please note you must be permitted to work in the EC to apply for this job.

Job Summary

Bluefire Consulting are recruiting for a Director of Operations and Production within a rapidly expanding SME production/manufacturing company. This is a newly created opportunity will be a key appointment in enabling strategic development of operations in line with the business objectives.


Job Description

Bluefire Consulting are recruiting for a Director of Operations and Production within a rapidly expanding SME production/manufacturing company. This is a newly created opportunity will be a key appointment in enabling strategic development of operations in line with the business objectives.

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, main duties will involve:

* Working closely with the management team on production plans, operational objectives, efficiencies, resource planning, logistics and future products and service innovations
* Responsibility for the day-to-day General Management of four foremen and production staff
* Responsibility for the implementation of the high growth programme within the production environment and across operations
* Leading the implementation of Lean practices and business change programmes
* Accountable for meeting the JIT production and delivery metrics
* Controlling and minimising waste and product damage
* Develop and manage budgeting and budget execution with a focus on implementing production improvements, cost reduction and quality improvements
* Directing all daily scheduling and material movement associated with production targets
* Ensuring achievement of ISO9001 and ISO14001 certification
* Full management of all teams to drive business growth


A proven track record within an Operational Management/General Manager role in manufacturing, production or distribution is essential. The successfully appointed Director of Operations & Production will be able to demonstrate experience in lean manufacturing and continuous improvement (six sigma, 5S or JIT). Demonstrable experience of successfully delivering rapid change projects and strong leadership and interpersonal qualities are required for this position. Proven experience of increasing productivity and profit generation through process flow, waste elimination and resource allocation is also critical.


This role is an exciting career opportunity to join a fast growing, visionary business which aims to be the market leader within its sector within 5 years.


Job Keywords

Operations Director; Production Director; Food; Beverage; Bakery



Bluefire Consulting is an equal opportunities Employment Business/Agency specialising in Manufacturing and Production recruitment on a UK wide basis.

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