A rare and exciting opportunity to work with an industry leader and spearhead manufacturing activities. THE ROLE: As Operations Manager, you will be responsible for directing and controlling all manufacturing operations in line with business needs along with developing manufacturing strategy and co-ordinating improvement projects. Key areas of accountability for the Operations Manager are: *Management of all manufacturing operations *Development of short, mid and long term strategy to deliver against company objectives. *Development and management of KPI's *Lean initiatives - development & management of improvement projects. *Co-ordination of Engineering functions to support manufacturing operations *Production Planning *Identifying and driving training initiatives *Fostering a lean and quality focused culture THE CANDIDATE: The role of Operations Manager is well suited to a forward thinking and driven production professional. Key attributes should include: *Experience in similar level role managing production operations *Lean experience *A background in engineering would be advantageous *Experienced in managing improvement projects *Strong strategic mind set *Excellent relationship building and communication skills *Proven and passionate leader *Good overall operational awareness with an appreciation for commercial implications of decisions made THE COMPANY: A leader in their field and very forward thinking in their ethos. This is a company that rarely need to recruit at this level. They offer a fantastic working environment and culture along with progressive structures and development opportunities. THE BENEFITS: Bonus, Car allowance, Pension and Healthcare If you would like to apply for this role please forward your CV preferably in Microsoft Word format to us including your full postal address and contact telephone numbers. THE CONSULTANCY *Edwards & Pearce is a professional recruitment consultancy with 11 specialist divisions managed by experts in their own area of recruitment *Established in 1998 *Employ approx 30 staff *2 offices in Doncaster & Hull *Edwards & Pearce operates according to a strict ethical code and aims to offer both candidates and clients the highest levels of professionalism and customer service. *Edwards & Pearce has an enviable client base including plc's, blue chip organisations and SME's , global FMCG manufacturing, the public sector, charities and the Big 4 accountancy firms achieving preferred supplier status with many clients *From the 2 offices based in Yorkshire, Edwards & Pearce successfully recruit for not only local, regional and national clients but has also undertaken and filled international assignments.