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Operations Manager

Location: Quedgeley, South West

Pay: £50-55 per annum

Sector: Commercial

Job Type: Permanent

Date Added: 22-10-2018

Expiry Date: 22-11-2018

Vacancy ID: GLOPE

The gap personnel group are acting as an Employment Agency.

Our client is a well-established family run business dedicated to quality and service. They pride themselves on being client-focussed, putting the customer at the heart of what they do to ensure they deliver a high-quality service.


They have exciting growth plans to develop in new markets and this role will be pivotal in their future success. 



About the Role


Main Purpose:

To lead the manufacturing, production and engineering functions to deliver the business requirements.  


Main duties:

Drive the overall operational strategy, including machine investment strategy

Drive excellence through the production environment through implementation of lean manufacturing processes and controls

Own the overall performance of the shop floor and measure against agreed KPI’s on quality, productivity etc.

Design and implement a training and development plan across the shop floor, with a focus on multi-skilling

Design and implement solutions to meet the operational needs of the business, e.g. the potential future need to set up multi-site operations to deliver the modular arm of the business

Own the operations annual budget and headcount 

Actively contribute to and influence the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process 

Work with supply chain, product and commercial departments to ensure alignment across the business

Oversee the Production Manager and day-to-day operations

Key Responsibilities:

Engagement and culture of the shop floor

Operational KPIs

Operations budget/forecast and headcount

Machine investment strategy

Health & Safety

What we are looking for


The ideal candidate for this role will possess the following:

Substantial experience of leading operations within a 2/3 stage manufacturing environment (high volume)

Knowledge and experience of implementing lean manufacturing techniques (green or black belt in Six Sigma preferred) 

Experience of working with ERP/MRP systems

Experience of leading and managing teams

Experience of running multi-site operations (not essential)

NEBOSH qualified or equivalent 

In addition, you will demonstrate the following skills/behaviours:

Drives for results

Leads, inspires and motivates others

Puts the customer at the heart of what we do

Solves problems and analyses issues

Communicates effectively at all levels and builds relationships at all levels

Thinks strategically and considers the ‘bigger picture’

Champions change and innovation


What we can offer you


Competitive salary, dependent on experience

25 days holiday + Christmas shutdown gifted

Life assurance

Contributory pension scheme, starting at 3% employer contribution

Company-paid health cash plan

Access to a range of shopping, cinema and travel discounts

Flexible benefit options including buy/sell holiday and cycle to work scheme

Free parking on site



The gap personnel group are committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job. Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future.

For more information on this vacancy, please contact Guy Allen on 01452 302852.

Alternatively, you can email your cv to Guy at
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