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Manufacturing Operations Director


Mid Cornwall

Ref AC/CK9767

We‘re at interview stage but it‘s not too late. Suitably experienced candidates invited to apply ASAP.

Manufacturing Operations Director - Mid Cornwall - Circa: £115,000 (Neg) + Exceptional bonus scheme + enhanced benefits package + relocation support (where required)

Realistically, most applicants for this opportunity aren’t going to be the right fit. 

A pessimistic opening gambit to a recruitment listing? Perhaps, but not necessarily. There’s no denying it - this is a big job. The role calls for an expert people manger, developer and mentor. An individual with impeccable technical and commercial acumen. An individual that can act as the key voice for a site that employs a sizeable team, assuming pivotal responsibility for the success of a complex, manufacturing facility. They’ll be the site number-one. 

The role isn’t going to be for everybody. 

But the rewards for the right person are almost limitless. Firstly, you’ll be based in beautiful Cornwall, just moments away from a stunning coastline and a fantastic quality of life. Secondly, you’ll command a salary and incentive package that will take the role comfortably into six-figures. Cornwall isn’t famed for its financially lucrative career opportunities yet this proposition far exceeds the national average remuneration for a comparable opportunity. The role represents a potentially career changing opportunity for the right person.

Manufacturing Operations Director - here is what you need to know.  

The employer: A technology focussed manufacturer of high quality, high value specialist industrial equipment. Well established and financially secure, the business operates on a global scale with an international portfolio of clients and production facilities. Driven by a highly experienced, energetic and dynamic senior management team, the business has a stronghold in their innovative sector, with a demonstrable roadmap for sustainable and profitable growth.

The opportunity: Driven by a highly experienced tier-one leadership team, the Manufacturing Operations Director will join a likeminded business where quality, customer satisfaction and employee wellbeing lie at the heart of everything they do. The candidate that we’re searching for will lead the entire manufacturing process for a highly successful division, maintaining superb engineering and logistical standards, as well as leading and influencing a highly experienced and motivated team. Core focus of the role to include: 

- Plan, manage and execute all aspects of manufacturing controls to ensure exceptional efficiency that meets rigorous customer demands

- Design, implement and develop ongoing process and cost control efficiencies assuming complete P&L responsibility

- Manage all aspects of value stream activities ensuring strict adherence with high quality product standards that meet strict regulatory requirements 

- Lead, develop and motivate a large team of direct and indirect reports

- Ensure that sound H&S policy and practice resonates throughout the site 

- Work closely with sales, marketing and customer support colleagues, acting as a senior ambassador to major clients 

- Analysis of tooling effectiveness and pioneering material waste reduction strategy 

-  Take Lead with outgoing commentary related to site performance, budgets, forecasts and cost controls are concerned

- Undertake a degree on national and international travel where required 

The person we’re searching for: A highly experienced manufacturing and/or engineering professional with at least three year of recently gained experience in a similar position. Key skills and experience to include: 

- A business or engineering degree

- A dynamic, people orientated, change agent, with a passion for driving and supporting teams, providing mentorship and developing people

- Superb manufacturing and production expertise with a strong knowledge of lean tooling, equipment, mechanics and value streams 

- Exceptional commercial awareness

- A sound understanding of P&L, budgets, forecasting and cost controls 

- Strong IT aptitude (MS Office and bespoke digital tools) 

- Six Sigma Green Belt (or higher) 

The role: This is a full time, permanent position operating from our clients’ site in mid Cornwall. Base salary circa £115,000 + Exceptional bonus scheme + enhanced benefits package + relocation support (where required).

The recruitment process: Well Placed HR, working in collaboration with our parent brand Trial Balance Consulting, are delighted to have been engaged as a key supplier by this employer. Our client is keen to ensure a thorough yet fluid recruitment process and potential applicants are encouraged to declare an interest in the opportunity without delay. We are not working to a closing date and well suited applicants are likely to be invited to interview quickly following presentation. Please note that shortlisted candidates may be invited to sign a non-disclosure agreement proceeding initial interview. 

For further details of this exceptionally exciting and rare opportunity, including a detailed role specification, please contact Alex Callister or Carly Kellow quoting reference AC/CK9767 ASAP. 

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