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Operations Logistics Manager

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sectors:

    Supply Chain Management

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  • Salary:

    Up to £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Tom Evans

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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    Tom Evans




£40,000+ benefits

The Role

Reporting to the Plant Manager you will have full autonomy to manage the day to day Operations and Logistics of a Tier 1 Automotive Plant in Birmingham. Key tasks are to further implement a lean manufacturing strategy with the team, in balance with consistently achieving the targets in terms of cost, quality, safety and delivery. You will manage across all MP&L Operations.

The Person

We are looking to recruit an individual who can lead, motivate and challenge a team in a highly pressurised, fast paced 1st Tier environment. It is essential that you are from an automotive background experienced in supplying in to an OEM environment with short lead times. Experience of assembly operations would be preferable but not essential though experience of automotive (TS16949) is essential.

This role will involve some real challenges in terms of managing robust teams, supporting business growth, achieving Manufacturing and Production output targets and delivery, coaching and training.

You should have experience of:

  • Leading large Production and Manufacturing teams and will have preferably gone in to Operations through Production Management.

  • Working in highly unionised environments.

  • Ideal candidates will be of degree calibre and qualified in engineering and manufacturing subject.

  • Identifying problems and providing solutions.

  • Supporting and implementing Lean initiatives

Requirements for the role include:

  • OEM / Automotive or similar background in a fast moving industry controlling high volume within an inbound plant.

  • Experience in a customer facing environment / based on customer premises desirable.

  • Managerial experience, supervising and coaching front line managers responsible for team sizes 50+ in a fast moving logistics environment.

  • Ability to map a process and write standard work processes.

  • Understanding of MRP / SAP systems and WMS principles advantageous.

  • Proficient use of Software applications such as CAD, Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Accesses.

  • Data analyses, SAP, MRP/ERP or other electronic logistical inventory management systems is a requirement.

  • A team player with the ability to motivate and lead others.

The Company

Our client is a global leading automotive 1st Tier organisation enjoying a period of expansion and growth. There are opportunities for those that deliver within the wider group and exceptional development and training plans on offer.