Manufacturing & Operations Manager

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Other High Technology Manufacturing

Location: Exeter, Devon


For a number of years my client has been offering an unrivalled customer service at a personal level.  They are committed to manufacturing products to a high standard of quality which often exceeds the expectations of their customers.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading manufacturer who is passionate about operational improvement.

They offer a fast paced and dynamic working environment that provides regular new challenges and allows the autonomy to impact change.


With overall control of the manufacturing site, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing a small but talented team.
  • Reducing working capital by effectively managing the site inventory.
  • Championing Health & Safety within the manufacturing site.
  • Implementing improvement techniques such as 5s, Kaizen and Lean principles.
  • Driving continuous improvement of KPI’s such as Cost, Energy, Waste and Quality.
  • Reducing lost time through changeovers and machinery setup.
  • Analysing the manufacturing flow and suggesting / implementing process improvements.
  • Leading the implementation and introduction of capital equipment within the site, ensuring minimum impact on production output.
  • Producing the site business plan, including maintenance and capital spend.
  • Overseeing the Engineering function and agreeing a maintenance plan to ensure minimum downtime of machinery.


To be considered for this fantastic opportunity, you MUST have a minimum of 5 years proven success driving manufacturing performance and improvements, using tools such as Lean, Kaizen and 5S.

You must have a hands on approach and be able to take ownership and challenge issues head on.

It is essential all candidates can demonstrate process flow improvements, cost reductions and productivity improvements they have implemented.

Other key skills required include:-

  • Excellent budget management, people management, time management, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Hold a full UK driving license.

A degree within an Engineering discipline or H&S qualifications such as an IOSH or NEBOSH would be highly advantageous but not essential.

Keywords:Lean Manufacturing, 5S, Six Sigma, 6 Sigma, Kaizen, Poka-yoke, SMED, Process Flow Improvements, Cost Reduction, Waste Reduction, Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing Management, Manufacturing Manager, Operations Management, Operations Manager

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