Plant Manager

Michael Page Engineering & Manufacturing
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Michael Page Engineering and Manufacturing are working in partnership with a bespoke, furniture manufacturing business in the Derbyshire area. Due to significant and sustained growth within the business, they are looking for a strong Operations Manager to join their expanding team.

Client Details

Michael Page Engineering and Manufacturing are working with a large manufacturing business in Derbyshire, who are currently seeking an Operations Manager to join the team. The business pride themselves on manufacturing specialist products of the highest specification; this has led to high levels of customer satisfaction and subsequent business growth.


The Operations Manager of the Derbyshire business will have the following key responsibilities:

  • To control all aspects of site Operations, from planning and manufacturing to purchasing and logistics
  • Implementing a continuous improvement culture, but upskilling the workforce with knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques
  • Driving KPIs across the business to secure the high levels of productivity required to meet ambitious growth targets
  • Providing strong leadership to the manufacturing team, to ensure business goals are effectively communicated across all levels
  • Ensuring on site health and safety protocols are in place and consistently followed


The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Degree educated, or equivalent experience within an engineering/manufacturing environment
  • Excellent knowledge of LEAN manufacturing and experience of implementing methodologies within a manufacturing setting - Six Sigma qualification preferred
  • Strong leadership with 5-6 years' experience at Operations level
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in a fast paced, industrial manufacturing setting

Job Offer

Competitive salary plus pacakage, and opportunity for the right candidate to reach director level in three years

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