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Works General Manager

£45000 - £60000 per annum Benefits

Job Description



"An opportunity for an Engineering and Manufacturing/Production Process Operations professional to make a key contribution to the operational and strategic growth of a well-established business".



£50-60000 (Dependent on Experience) Benefits




Commutable from Telford, Market Drayton, Wolverhampton, Bridgnorth, Wellington, Kidderminster, Shrewsbury, Dudley, Walsall, Cannock, West Bromwich, Stourbridge


Do you need to buy more process equipment to increase productivity?


As an experienced Manufacturing Operations Manager, you know the answer to that question is "No. Absolutely not", because you've learned there is always spare capacity tied up in inefficient production processes.


And that's one of the core parts of this role for our client, who manufactures a range of automotive/motoring and agricultural consumable products.


Over the years, our client has built a successful business operating across three different markets and they now want to improve their operations to support future growth. So that's where you come in.


Using your experience of manufacturing liquid products, you'll be able to drive lean manufacturing and automation projects to open up their capacity. The company isn't familiar with lean tools, so you'll be starting with a blank sheet and be comfortable leading, mentoring and teaching your team the basics of 5S, 7 wastes, OEE, and visual management for a start.


Our client knows there is plenty of scope for improvement in their site and are keen to invest further in new process plant when modern manufacturing techniques are implemented and embedded in the shop floor.


As for your background, our client envisages you will hold a relevant engineering qualification - ideally HND/ degree level - and have experience in manufacturing liquid products. These could include drinks, dairy, chemicals, or paint manufacture or similar. Ideally, you will have a NEBOSH certificate, or at least an IOSH, as health and safety is a core focus on site.


Overall, our client wants you to bring hands-on professionalism to their manufacturing operations, which will be your full responsibility and where you will play a leading part in the company's future success.


It goes without saying that you will be highly numerate and analytical, an experienced user of Excel and Powerpoint and confident in preparing budgets including CAPEX with the associated ROI and business case justification. Previous experience of managing process plant design and upgrade would be highly advantageous.


There's plenty more detail to discuss on this role, so please indicate your interest by emailing your CV quoting reference LX 944996.