Manufacturing Production Operations Manager - Cable Management Products

Negotiable Basic For the Right Person
12 Sep 2012
10 Oct 2012
Job Type



Our client is a major name within their field of cable management solutions - they are recognised for their solid history of providing quality product on some of the most impressive projects globally, and have done for over the last 35 years. Manufacturing their products here in the UK they have 2 typical sides to the business, one being the day to day distribution based products that will be sold regularly into building services contractors via a distributor, and the second side being the large bespoke products which are provided for large oil & gas as well as infrastructure projects across the globe. Given the nature of their products all are solutions from some form of metal, or specialist material as the lifetime of their systems can need to be circa 25 years often in climates where weather can be intensely hot or quite the opposite in minus degrees.

They currently have a need for an Operations Manager to look after and run the manufacturing floor and part of the business. They are looking for somebody who understands and has been involved in the manufacturing process (i.e. started in the trade on the floor themselves) but does not need to come from a steel or metal background.



  • Pro actively manage the manufacturing floor
  • Assessing at the beginning of each day/week what amount needs to be manufactured and by what deadlines
  • Improve shop floor productivity through the application of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement technologies
  • Work effectively with raw material suppliers and the off-site sub-contract process suppliers
  • Ensure all plant and machinery maintenance is maintained
  • Man manage a team of approximately 40 engineers/pressers
  • Very much hands on role, leading by example
  • Identifying ahead of time when and why quality is being compromised or efficiency not being maximised
  • Health and safety compliance
  • Report directly into the Managing Director



  • Must have experience of managing production facilities
  • Must have experience within manufacturing (does not need to be metal)
  • Has to have had the experience of physically working on the shop floor early in career to be able to provide that hands on understanding
  • Solid man management experience in a business growing focused capacity
  • Someone who wants to run this almost as their own business and impress ideas to improve business levels to directors
  • Must be able to realistically commute into Warrington on a daily basis
  • Must be a strong character able to distinguish a level of respect from employees yet not shy away from leading by example and showing them how it is done
  • Enjoys being on a manufacturing floor environment continually assessing where quality and efficiency can be improved


Points of Appeal:

  • Major brand within their sectors
  • Strong package including company car
  • Joining a continually growing company, so once proven further career options will be rewarded (their current sales manager began life with them as just a sales rep)


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