General Manager

Michael Page Engineering & Manufacturing
Wakefield, UK
26 Jul 2019
04 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The operations director holds overall responsibility for the operations and administration functions of the business ensuring the organisation runs smoothly and efficiently.

Client Details

A family run business with over a decade of experience and knowledge of providing high quality products to the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom market.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Overseeing all operational activities for the organisation.
  • Identifying opportunities to streamline business processes and systems.
  • Translating the company's strategic plans into defined operational plans.
  • Defining performance management KPI's to monitor operational success against objectives.
  • Reporting to the board on operation activities towards business goals.
  • Restructuring business activities to increase speed, efficiency and reducing cost.
  • Working alongside other members of the business on business projects.
  • Establishing a culture of continuous business improvement.
  • Implementing minimum standards across all contact with customers.
  • All aspects of day to day management of the operations team.
  • Implementing lean management procedures to minimise stock holding and free up working capital.
  • Researching opportunities for cost savings across the business.
  • Staying up to date with technological changes within the industry.
  • Minimising operation expenditure within the business wherever possible.
  • Developing leadership and coaching programmes to increase employee effectiveness.
  • Directing all operational activities across the organisation.
  • To provide professional leadership to all operational staff at all levels throughout the company.
  • To create a company Talent Management Process, supporting staff with identified potential to realise and archive their full potential within the company.
  • Maintaining the positive and upbeat culture.


  • CMI Level 7 or above
  • 6 Sigma Green Belt or Lean Practitioner
  • Experience of 10 years in operations
  • High level of analytic abilities

Key Skills/ Attributes:
  • Commercial awareness with an eye for seeing business improvement opportunities.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and an ability to communicate complex business ideas.
  • Highly motivated with a passion for driving operational business change.
  • Experience in management, operations, and leadership.
  • Understanding of general finance and budgeting, including profit and loss, balance sheet and cash-flow management.
  • Ability to build consensus and relationships among managers, partners, and employees.

Job Offer

Competitive Salary

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