Manufacturing Operations Manager: Stockton-On-Tees

Location: Stockton-on-Tees, England, United Kingdom
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum +
Job Type: Permanent
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Manufacturing Operations Manager: Stockton-On-Tees Circa £60k

  • Are you an Operations Manager / Manufacturing Operations Manager / Engineering Operations Manager?
  • Do you have extensive Operations Management experience within a Production / Manufacturing / Engineering environment?
  • Do you want to work for a UK Leader in the design, manufacture and installation of high integrity engineered products Marine, Defence, Nuclear and Oil & Gas Applications?

If so, then please see below ….

Manufacturing Operations Manager: Stockton-On-Tees Circa £60k

Huxley Engineering and one of the UK's Leaders in the design, manufacture and installation of high integrity engineered products Marine, Defence, Nuclear and Oil & Gas Applications are looking to recruit a Manufacturing Operations Manager for their site in the Sedgefield / Stockton-on-Tees area, to support and deliver key objectives in the business plans for 2021+.

Reporting into the Business Unit Director, the Manufacturing Operations Manager will have direct reports of 2 x Production Managers, 1 x Planning Manager & 1 x Quality Manager and the Manufacturing Operations Manager will be responsible for overseeing the production of materials and manufacturing products, through monitoring existing processes, analysing their effectiveness and creating strategies to improve productivity and efficiency and guaranteeing that the goods and/or services produced meet client or customer needs and are delivered in a timely manner to the required quality standards.

Key Responsibilities of Manufacturing Operations Manager Role:

  • Define, implement & review appropriate operating procedures and principles across the business to maximise efficiency, product quality and on time delivery
  • Develop and implement a cost-effective and appropriate operating environment; maximising the use of lean manufacturing principles
  • Create a value-adding regime of key performance indicators for the Business Unit to drive high quality products delivered on time, in line with the standards & requirements
  • Develop the appropriate structure to achieve objectives within agreed budgets and timescales
  • Maintain a culture of teamwork, resilience and high performance to maximise employee potential
  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement and value adding through the implementation of standard work
  • Management of production facility and a team of direct and indirect employees
  • Liaise with Production Management to review and identify inefficiencies and improve processes
  • Manage and mentor an effective lean and cost down function within the business unit that delivers a progressive and structured return in Quality, Cost and Delivery
  • Translate production plans and customer requirements into an effective and efficient capacity plan, focussing on pull based principles
  • Support the Business Unit Director by preparing, revising and submitting monthly reports, departmental budgets and forecasting.

Qualification, Skills & Experience Required for Manufacturing Operations Manager Role:

  • Degree/HNC in Engineering desirable or qualified by experience
  • Professional management qualification preferable
  • Track record of successful complex operational management in medium volume, high complexity environments
  • Solid Manufacturing/Engineering knowledge teamed with industry and operational knowledge
  • Leadership and people management experience
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining customer relationships - customer focussed
  • Highly developed leadership, negotiation and influencing skills with the ability to motivate and engage individuals
  • Ability to communicate directly to individuals at all levels and to set out a clear direction
  • Able to demonstrate manufacturing efficiency and capacity utilisation improvements
  • Be proactive in promoting Health and Safety in the working environment

For the successful Manufacturing Operations Manager, a salary of up to circa £60,000 is on offer and this Manufacturing Operations Manager role are commutable from Sedgefield, Newton Aycliffe, Middlesbrough, Bishop Auckland, Durham, Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Thornaby, Spennymoor, Ferryhill & Yarm.

To be considered for this Manufacturing Operations Manager role, please apply via the link below

To find out more about Huxley Engineering, please visit

Huxley Engineering, a trading division of SThree Partnership LLP is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy | Registered office | 1st Floor, 75 King William Street, London, EC4N 7BE, United Kingdom | Partnership Number | OC387148 England and Wales

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