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Head of Operations

Location Isle of Man, Isle of Man
Job Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published 9 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Paula McClymont
Job Ref IOMHOO_1507297244

Job Description

Our Client, based in Isle of Man, is seeking to recruit a Head of Operations for their expanding Engineering facility.

Role: Permanent

Relocation Package: Offered where applicable

Job Summary:

This is a newly created role in which the role holder will lead all aspects of manufacturing and production control across two sites. They will implement and maintain a new ERP system and will ensure continuous improvement activities plus implementation of best practice across the operation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Increase and improve manufacturing efficiencies, process flow and capacity.
  • Process mapping of existing manufacturing routes.
  • Identifying waste within the process and mapping the 'future state'.
  • Review demand and material supply to determine push/pull actions appropriate to impact manufacturing MPS and MRP exception messages.
  • Determine the resource and capital requirements for implementing a new machining cell or requirement for increased capacity.
  • Presenting ideas and results to the Board of Directors.
  • Leading the apprenticeship programme and upskilling of the team.
  • Drive down direct and indirect costs to make an improvement on profitability
  • Lead and instil a culture of continuous improvement across both facilities

ERP implementation and maintenance responsibilities

  • The main operational site lead for the implementation of a new ERP system.
  • Project manage transition from current ERP systems, ensuring seamless data transferral and liaise with both sites to ensure operational, finance and quality metrics are controlled.
  • Ensure the benefits of introducing a new system translates into efficiencies for the company.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Educated to HND level or equivalent
  • Engineering background
  • Experience in a Senior Management position
  • Led the implementation of an ERP system in an engineering environment
  • Proven driver and leader of change management
  • Systematic approach to controlling all operational management activities
  • Innovative and forward-thinker, with a 'can do' attitude
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing improvement techniques
  • Excellent communication skills

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