Operations Leader

Recruiter
General Electric
Location
Cowbridge, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
22 Jul 2019
Closes
02 Aug 2019
Ref
1196398658
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Role Summary:The Operations Leader reports into the Business Leader and is responsible for ensuring that operations of the product line are managed and run efficiently. In this role, you will manage a team of Production Leaders and you will have overall responsibility for the effective and successful management of labour, productivity, quality and safety. There are currently 4 vacancies available. Essential Responsibilities:The Operations Leader will be responsible for: Ensuring key performance indicators are in place and reported on, being utilized to ensure production targets are met Detect critical production issues using data including quality and engineering requirements, working with support functions to identify and drive solutions as necessary Holding daily production touchpoints (minimum 2) with the Production Leaders to ensure plan vs actual Working with Production Leader to manage and approve all Overtime for the product line/business area Assist in the preparation of daily, weekly, monthly production schedule to include manpower & maintenance requirements Developing and implementing the skills matrix and training plan for product line/business area to manage training requirements of team(s) including regulatory and compliance training Working with Production Leaders to understand the requirements and then manage indirect/direct labour hours Attending daily BUCC, PCC and Gate 0 Planning meeting where applicable Develop productivity opportunities to maximise cost reduction and drive financial performance Regularly reviewing process flow to ensure efficiencies are optimised and support/lead Action Workouts, utilising lean principles/problem solving as appropriate to improve processes. Effectively communicating the business strategy, customer updates and key milestones to Production Leaders and teams Deputise for Business LeaderThe Operations Leader will be required to: Develop and manage labour flexibility within teams in order to support the broader operational needs of the business Work with leadership teams across other product lines to identify 'second homes' for employees to support production needs. Partner with HR to support recruitment and the hiring process for the product line/ business area Ensure standards of discipline are maintained & handle breaches in line with Company discipline, integrity & grievance procedures. Effectively manage absence through utilisation of the Company absence management process including: Authorised Absence Approval Ensuring Return to Works are completed upon an employee's return Conduct Absence Review Meetings/visits - Long term Lead, engage and support the growth and development of direct reports (salaried ees) through Performance Development (PD@GE) Give and seek open and authentic feedback Attend weekly HR reviews Ensure adherence to UK and Site policies and work in partnership with HR to manage employee requests including but not limited to the Flexible Working process, paternity/maternity/shared parental leave and emergency leave. Attend and actively engage in the weekly Operations Leader Forum Support Quality, EHS, customer and regulatory audits and implement action plans to close out audit findings Develop and drive the product line/business area processes along with taking an active role with the GEAPSQualifications/Requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with significant experience in Manufacturing) or equivalent experience Previous experience of working in a manufacturing environment Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency: website http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance:https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/61212/hmg-personnel-security-controls.pdf Desired Characteristics: Previous operational experience Experience of managing and leading diverse teams Knowledge of manufacturing policies and regulations Experience of working within a Lean Environment Core leadership skills plus problem solving, workplace organisation, TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) and standardised work Strong decision making and planning skills Strong oral and written communication skills Strong interpersonal and leadership skills Ability to influence and engage others Effective problem identification and solution skills Proven analytical and organisational abilityAbout Us:GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE's mission and deliver for our customers. www.ge.comAdditional Locations:United Kingdom;Cardiff;

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