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Operations Manager

Job Title: Operations Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wigan
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + plus bonus
Reference: VAC-12908
Contact Name: Tom Barnes
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 08, 2017 09:21

Job Description

An opportunity for an ambitious and driven Operations Manager to become involved with a well-established, successful engineering company.

Posted by: Kensington Consulting Ltd

Role: Operations Manager

Sector: Manufacturing

Location: Commutable from Wigan, St. Helens, Liverpool, Warrington, Southport and Preston

Salary: Up to £55,000 plus bonus


My client has a reputation for producing high-quality products within the Automotive market space.  They are looking to appoint an Operations Manager to take control of all aspects of production and introduce Lean Manufacturing processes to maximise productivity and minimise waste.

Reporting directly to the Operations Director, the Operations Manager will be required to:

  • Manage all day to day production activities
  • Implement Continuous Improvement activities and manage the change process with personnel in the business
  • Improve quality by employing Six Sigma style methodologies
  • Minimise waste
  • Increase production effectiveness


The ideal candidate will be qualified to minimum HND level in a manufacturing discipline but, more importantly, will have a proven track record in leading manufacturing operations within a CNC machining and Automotive environment.

Experience of production process design and a proven track record in implementing lean processes and managing cultural change will be essential to this role.

A strong, hands-on, manager with excellent people skills, you will also be responsible for developing the operational staff, assessing training needs and developing a multi-skilled workforce.

Other focuses for this role are the ability to work to tight deadlines, to influence others and have a flexible response to the demands of the role.

Our Client

Our client is a leading manufacturer of highly engineered components and assemblies.

Kensington Consulting Ltd operates as a Recruitment / Employment Agency for the provision of permanent candidates and as a Recruitment / Employment Business for the provision of temporary candidates. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age and we confirm that we will gladly accept applications from persons of any age for this role.

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