Operations Manager - Automotive Tier 1

Wallace Hind Selection LLP
£50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits: 10% bonus, £7
02 Dec 2016
Job Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Global manufacturer requires an engaging Operations Manager / Site Manager to lead and focus our 220+ multi skilled team whilst implementing initiatives to drive efficiencies.
If you like to be challenged read on....

SALARY £50,000 - £60,000 + 10% bonus

BENEFITS: £7,000 Company Allowance + 25 days Holiday + Statutory bank holidays + Pension + Healthcare + DIS + Life Assurance

LOCATION: Based in Banbury

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Northampton, Swindon, Leicester, Birmingham, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Rugby, Coventry, Leicester, Bedford and Redditch.

CHALLENGE: Operations Manager / Site Manager - Automotive Tier 1

This is a rare opportunity to have the autonomy in spearheading a multifunctional operation that is instrumental to the UK and Global strategy. Working as a part of the SMT your key strengths will lie in people management, quickly earning credibility through knowledge and consistency, you will need to engage technical experts and influence/focus their talents on key agreed milestones. Championing the operation and creating an environment where the team is valued/ celebrated.

Contributing £30M towards a total of £100M makes this part of our business critical to our overall success. Instilling a feeling of ownership and pride in the team, leading from the front with a consistent message and unwavering approach, firm but focused.

We are not asking you to be inflexible more to ensure the team know why we need to follow a particular process or direction.


You be joining a network that can offer career progression, exposure to new challenges and senior mentoring for individual development. A place where you will be given the autonomy to run your operation and be part of a senior team embracing positive change.


- Lead, motivate and coach a multi skilled team of 7 direct reports / 220+ indirect in the smooth operational delivery of quality, manufacturing, maintenance, process, tooling and automation.
- Create and deliver a clear strategic vision through focusing the team on achievable milestones.
- Manage the operational budget (£5million).
- Uphold rigorous housekeeping controls in line with our company and industry requirements meeting Health and Safety legislation.
- Consistently review, resolve and modify processes by adopting 5s, Six Sigma, Kanban, SMED, reduction of waste methodologies for continuous improvement.
- Ensure quality KPI`s are delivered and adherence of quality systems (TS16949 standards).


To be successful in your application you must be commutable to the Banbury office, alternatively be in the process of or willing to relocate to a suitable commutable location.


- Have a proven track record of successfully managing a multi skilled workforce within a large manufacturing operation. It is likely that this will be from an automotive, pharmaceutical, medical, aerospace, marine, engineering background. Any knowledge of plastics, injection moulding or blow moulding would also be of interest.
- Display effective people management skills, who can motivate, coach and lead their teams.
- Be highly analytical and understand how to implement continuous improvement and bring about effective change through the use of 5s, Six Sigma, Kanban, SMED, reduction of waste methodologies.
- Demonstrate a professional manner with an inner strength to maintain composure under pressure and push through.
- Have a proven track record of P&L management.

We have advertised the role as an Operations Manager / Site Manager however you could have be employed in any of the following roles or industries: Manufacturing Manager, Continuous Improvement, Automotive, Head of Manufacturing Lean Process, Pharmaceutical, Head of Operations, Injection Mould Operations Manager, Production Manager, Process Improvement, Site Operations Manager, Six Sigma, Production Manager, Lean Process, Aerospace and Defence, Medical, Lean Manufacturing, Engineering Manager, PPM, Automation, Industrial Processes, Kaizen, General Manager.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Clare Gibson quoting Operations Manager / Site Manager - Automotive Tier 1reference CG1611-74 to DD: [Phone number removed] Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: [Phone number removed] Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.