Manufacturing Operations Manager

  • Permanent
  • Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 11th June 2024
  • Salary: £85000 - £93000 per annum + World Class benefits
  • Duration:
  • Reference: BBBH13089B
  • Industry:
  • Location: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Skills: operations manage, plant manager, manufacturing manager, factory manager, operations director,

Our client is a market leading manufacturer of products and solutions utilised across a wide range of industries. Applicants are invited from a wide range of manufacturing backgrounds. They are part of a market-leading pan European manufacturing group with multiple sites based across the UK and Europe. The Factory Operations Manager position is a senior level appointment, in which you will assume Operations and Manufacturing responsibility for one of their key operations, close the Leighton Buzzard area.

Applicants are invited from a wide range of manufacturing backgrounds but must have experience of taking manufacturing operations through to World Class standard within a fast paced and high-volume manufacturing environment, in which Health and Safety, Continuous Improvement and lean manufacturing techniques are at the heart of what you do.

What’s in it for you as Manufacturing Operations Manager:

  • Basic salary £85k per annum, £624 per month car allowance, bonus up to 20% of salary, company car allowance, private healthcare, double digit matched pension, life assurance, flexible and enhanced holiday scheme and additional benefits
  • Personal and career development opportunities
  • The opportunity to join a pan European manufacturing group with a leading product market share and long-standing reputation for Manufacturing excellence
  • The product lines manufactured offer market growth opportunities and job security in an ever-growing market sector

Key responsibilities within Manufacturing Operations Manager position:

  • The strategic development of manufacturing operations across a number of manufacturing lines throughout the facility, taking the site through to World Class
  • The development and promotion of lean manufacturing techniques, such as 5s, VSM, TPM, etc, across manufacturing operations
  • People Management, including the motivation and mentoring of managers to effectively problem solve and develop their careers
  • You will be required to demonstrate an ability to introduce process/procedures across our clients’ manufacturing lines, which enhance manufacturing output and support the delivery of EBITDA objectives over the next 3 years and significant company growth
  • The Operations Manufacturing Manager will be responsible for leading the development of an agile, positive, ambitious manufacturing function which has the skills, resources, and capability to become a key enabler of growth, development, and improved business performance over the next 3 years.


  • Previous experience within a senior level position, e.g. Operations Manager, Operations Director, Plant Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Factory Manager, General Manager etc.
  • Leadership and people management skills with the ability to build, motivate, develop, and improve teams
  • Experience of taking manufacturing operations to World Class / Operational Excellence
  • Experience within a fast-paced manufacturing environment, implementing continuous improvement tools and techniques, and problem-solving techniques
  • A seasoned manufacturing professional who understands the journey to WCM or Operational Excellence, who can work closely with key members of production and maintenance teams pushing where required, being robust with colleagues where necessary, leading from the front, but being prepared to be involved in the day-to-day activities of the shopfloor if this is necessary to achieve enhanced results.
  • IOSH or Nebosh qualified in Health and Safety
  • Ideally degree qualified or commensurate experience

If of interest, PLEASE APPLY NOW.

Keywords – Operations Manager, Operations Director, Production Director, plant Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Manufacturing Director, Factory Manager, General Manager, GM, world class manfufacturing, WCM,



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