Operations Manager

ATA Recruitment
14 Apr 2018
19 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Forest of Dean (Coleford), Gloucestershire

* Salary commensurate with the role, depending on experience. The package will include a pension, health care, life cover and 25 days annual leave.

The Company

For more than 130 years SPP Pumps has been a leading manufacturer of centrifugal pumps and associated systems, a global principal in design, supply and servicing of pumps, pump packages and equipment for a wide range of applications and industry sectors.

SPP pumps and systems are installed in all continents providing valuable high integrity services for diverse industries, such as oil and gas production, water and waste water treatment, power generation, construction, mines and for large industrial plants.

Major applications include water treatment & supply, sewage & waste water treatment, fire protection, and mobile pumps for rental sectors, for which our low life-cycle cost and environmental considerations are fundamental design priorities.

SPP Pumps main R&D, manufacturing and test facilities are centrally located in a purpose-built facility in Gloucestershire, while products are supported by an after-sales service division that provides complete global customer care in field service, planned maintenance, spares supply and regional repair centres, located near to major demand.

Please note, this is a retained assignment and all direct or third-party CV’s will be sent to ATA Recruitment Limited for screening and not actioned by SPP Pumps Limited.

If you are interested in this position, please speak with Ajay Bhella at ATA Recruitment Limited on 01162167000 or please email your CV to

The Role

Operations Manager

* Responsible and accountable for the development and execution of the operational strategy for Standard products, and the ongoing achievement of financial and customer service metrics and KPI’s
* Accountable for the development and management of annual departmental budgets and long-term plans that support the company’s financial and customer facing metrics and KPI’s
* Responsible for the leadership, motivation and development of the cross functional teams; and for managing performance through the setting of challenging objectives and targets
* Responsible for the development and implementation of agile processes within a Lean manufacturing framework with the aim of achieving competitive advantage through Operational excellence
* Work with functional departments to develop and implement projects and activities aimed at improving product quality and customer service whilst challenging operational and product costs

The Person Spec

* Extensive experience in an electro-mechanical engineering environment
* The ideal candidate will be an experienced Operations Manager, Production Manager, Factory Manager or have the relevant experience in a related role
* Positive and energetic leadership style, able to establish a dynamic, collaborative and empowered working environment
* Ability to communicate and articulate the ‘vision’; set expectations, track and communicate results
* Financially confident and able to demonstrate commercial acumen
* Practical experience in the development and implementation of Lean and managing Continuous Improvement programs


You will be rewarded by working for a large/stable company with an international presence, as well as working for a growing & expanding organisation.

How to apply

Please click “apply” or for further information, please contact Ajay Bhella at ATA Recruitment in Leicester on (Apply online only) or alternatively, please email me an up to date copy of your CV to

ATA Recruitment specialise in technical & engineering positions, so if this particular role is not for you, please do have a look on our website for further potential opportunities which may suit your skills and experience better - If you have the skill, we have the recruitment knowledge and together we can find you your perfect job

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