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Operations Manager

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Staffordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 06/07/2018
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
As Operations Manager, you will act as the functional leader across the execution off all engineering projects across the UK & Ireland Business Units. You will lead a team of dedicated project managers, ensuring both commercial and profitable delivery of projects inline with budget, on-time delivery, quality, health and safety regulations and requirements. Alongside this, you will also be tasked with developing the teams overall capability to deliver on future projects and contribute to the continued growth and success of the business unit.

The position of the Operations Manager will have a wide variety of responsibilities including, but not limited to:

* Lead the operational delivery of a portfolio of projects for the Operating Unit in the UK & Ireland with a focus on safety, on time delivery, quality, margin improvement and cashflow , providing direction to the team
* Ensure appropriate delivery models are in place for the range of type and size of projects being tendered and implemented in segments including power grids, rail, industrial, energy storage and renewables markets
* Be an active part of the operating unit leadership team developing strategy, leading cultural change and building capability
* Develop and maintain client relationships to help secure new orders and successfully deliver them
* Provide accurate monthly (project) forecasts to the business for Revenues, Gross Margin and Cash flow
* Provide dispute resolution for escalation issues associated with project delivery
* Develop relationships with Feeder Factories to ensure smooth delivery of projects reducing costs associated with poor quality and improving on time delivery
* Provide support to the tendering team during order capture process, ensuring risks are identified and mitigated
* Working with the Supply Chain Management function to ensure collaboration
* Implement and monitor processes to achieve business results
* Provide leadership, staff development and guidance across the project

The Company:
Our client is an Engineering Services company, who are an international technical consultancy, providing a range of services including licence to operate, asset management, manufacturing improvement and capital investment to customers in the chemical, petrochemical, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and consumer industries worldwide

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* HND/ Degree in Electrical Engineering/ equivalent technical knowledge
* Professional Project Management Qualification (e.g. Prince 2)
* Commercial/Financial acumen
* Client focused
* Results Oriented
* Developer of people

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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