Operations Manager / Plant Manager

We are a world leading manufacturer of tamper evident security solutions and we require a highly skilled Operations Manager / Plant Manager to oversee their Sidcup site. If you have experience in production management and are interested in overseeing a manufacturing facility in Kent, this could be for you.

SALARY: £55,000 - £60,000

BENEFITS: Bonus scheme (based on internal bonus policy), Company Lease Car Group Pension Additional Group Benefits

LOCATION: Sidcup, Kent

JOB SPECIFICATION: Operations Manager / Plant Manager

The primary focus of this Operations Manager / Plant Manager role is to direct and coordinate all phases of plant operations including production, engineering, quality and supply chain activities.

Key elements of the role will be to;
·Actively analyse Key Performance Indicators for the manufacturing facility and adjust / implement lean manufacturing and quality processes and systems
·Maximise deployment of existing capital and manufacturing resource to service the needs of customers at optimum cost level
·Analyse existing manufacturing footprint and build investment strategy around core market segments
·Create an environment where the team take pride in quality
·Drive positive change and challenge the status quo on a regular basis

This is an opportunity to run an established plant and put your own stamp on things, it will require your strong will and confidence.

REQUIREMENTS: Operations Manager / Plant Manager

As the Operations Manager / Plant Manager you will be a strong manager who is happy to take on change and have a keen interest in developing your team, in addition to this you will also have;

·A Masters or Bachelors degree in an Engineering discipline with an emphasis on business or have the equivalent in management experience
·Be experienced in production management and front-line leadership
·Have strong practical experience of leading production, quality, supply chain and / or engineering
·An exceptional track record of developing and implementing operational plans to improve efficiency


Part of a multi-billion dollar International Manufacturing Group, we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of bespoke, tamper-evident security solutions supplying global players within the Airlines, Cash in Transit, Couriers & Post markets. Having identified these sectors as key to the long-term growth of the unit, we are seeking to leverage existing customer relationships, and existing products to become a global market influencer in the security industry.

Training & Development: Extensive training will be given on all aspects of our products.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets and worked with the following products and/or services: Production, Injection Moulding, Manufacturing, Industrial Components, Plant Manager, Operations Manager, Operational Management, Operations Director, Head of Operations, Site Manager, Site Operations Manager, Head of Manufacturing, Manufacturing Manager, General Manager, Production Manager, Production Director, Six Sigma.

Please Note - We have been selected as the exclusive retained partner for this role so any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Michael Thorpe quoting Operations Manager / Plant Manager and reference MT14856 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683313 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.