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  • Job reference: RMS0177768

General Manager - Automation

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 29/03/2017
  • Duration: permanent
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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

The Role:
The UK Engineering Centre forms part of a global network of specialist engineering facilities providing technical solutions for automotive testing, marine and general industry globally. These systems are generally based around ABB variable speed drives and PLC based automation systems but can coverr many aspects including mechanical build. Oversee all aspects related to operations of the UK engineering centre including the full scope of Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality & Operational Excellence, Value Chain Planning or Project Controls. Ensures strict adherence within the operations to the policies and required standards of health, safety and integrity.

1. Strategy Responsible for developing business action plans for the unit(s) aligned with Division/Business Unit/Product Group strategy and targets. Monitors implementation and tracks any deviations for corrective action.

2. Budget Prepares annual budget, oversees progress, and determines actions to cost issues as necessary in order to manage operations within the budget and resources.

3. Operations improvement Develops programs, projects, goals, and metrics to lead the organization to the highest level of operational performance while optimizing working capital throughout Operations. Ensures that the organization take an overall value chain perspective to meet customer expectations on quality, service levels and lead time and has a full understanding and culture of continuous improvement behaviors, methodology and processes.

4. Health, safety and environment Maintains compliance with health, safety and environmental regulations while monitoring and reporting progress and results. Assesses risks and safety hazards and implements plans to ensure people and equipment safety.

5. Customer relations Provides support to Sales staff to improve understanding of customer requirements in order to identify both potential constraints and solutions to these requirements from an operational point of view.

6. People leadership and development Creates and maintains a positive work environment for the Company. Ensures (with HR Manager support) that the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed, skilled and directed. Guides, motivates and develops direct and indirect subordinates within HR policies.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Previous experience of project engineering, service, operations and marketing & sales.
* You an experienced leader who brings enthusiasm and energy to the business and foster a culture of teamwork.
* Strong business acumen and a results-oriented
* Responsive and good at networking as well as comfortable with making crucial decisions.
* Significant technical knowledge of mechanical, electrical, electronic and automation systems and applications.
* Good knowledge and understanding of customer drivers in automotive, marine, Oil and Gas and other industries.

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.

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