Operations Manager

Job Reference: WM – 1959

Location: Bedfordshire

Salary: £50,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Operations Manager


  • Full responsibility for the manufacturing standards and output of the production site.
  • Full responsibility for customer order fulfilment from the production site. Including reviewing forecasts, orders and ensuring production planning to meet this demand
  • Full responsibility for reviewing site workload and resources accordingly to meet demand and to flex to required site production outputs.
  • Responsible for ensuring the quality production at the site is of a high standard, ensuring necessary quality processes and procedures are followed and working with the Quality team as required when complaint and improvement actions are required.
  • Responsible for ensuring logistics processes and procedures are followed within the site and working with the Customer Service and Logistics team as required and where improvements are to be implemented.
  • Responsible for ensuring adherence to and the promotion of Environment, Health and Safety processes and procedures for the site. Working with the EHSQ team as required.
  • Responsible for ensuring HR processes and procedures are followed and working with the HR Management team as required.
  • Monthly reporting of KPI’s to Operations Director
  • Full understanding of the customer, stock and delivery requirements specific to the Factory.
  • Identify and Manage Factory Improvement projects for the company.
  • Identify, with Factory Manager, factory improvement projects, infrastructure/building requirements and other non-technical improvements required for the site and implementing with necessary authorization.
  • Any other task deemed reasonable for the role
  • A degree or equivalent in an Engineering discipline

About You:

  • Extensive knowledge of injection moulding processes, tooling, and industrialisation
  • Previous Managerial experience
  • Leadership and development of staff in key positions
  • Good personal skills and a flexible approach to management
  • Experience of working in high volume injection moulding / assembly environment
  • A logical and methodical approach with good analytical and practical skills
  • IOSH or equivalent Managing Safely

Training may be given in the following areas:

  • 8D Problem solving


  • 30 days annual holiday
  • Company car or cash allowance £5,550 (after completion of 3 months successful service)
  • Private fuel card once in receipt of company car/cash alternative benefit
  • Private Medical Insurance including family members (after completion of 3 months successful service)
  • Pension – salary sacrifice. Employer matching contribution up to 6%
  • Life Assurance at 3 x annual salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Discounts Platform
  • Cycle2Work scheme

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

We receive a large number of applications for all of our positions – Therefore, If you have not received a response within 10 working days, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK