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Plant Manager

  • Location: Wolverhampton
  • Salary: £85000 - £95000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 20 days ago

Plant Manager



£85,000 to £95,000 plus benefits

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a leading Automotive parts supplier as Plant Manager of their operation in Birmingham. They have a global footprint and great reputation in the market.

The Role

Reporting to the UK Managing Director you will have full autonomy to manage the day to day Operations of a Tier 1 Automotive supplier in the West Midlands.

Key tasks include -

  • Management of site operational performance

  • Leadership of a multi-disciplinary team including Production, Quality, Engineering, Materials, Planning, Logistics, Warehousing and HR

  • Full P&L management

  • Process improvement and promoting a LEAN and CI lead culture

  • Managing positive customer relations
    Ensuring delivery of product to customer in the required time, cost and quality in a safe manner

The Person

We are looking to recruit an experienced Operations leader for our Automotive client based in Birmingham who can lead, motivate and challenge a team in a highly pressurised, fast paced supply environment.

It is essential candidates have -

  • Experience of working in an Automotive supply environment

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience at either Plant Manage, General Manager or Operations Director level

  • Some P&L or budgetary exposure

  • Experience in managing demanding customers and creating win-win relationships

  • The ability to pull large cross functional teams together and ensure a proactive and positive working environment

  • A track record of coaching, training and developing people

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills

It is desirable candidates have -

  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in Engineering, Business Management or comparable subject matter

  • Had full P&L responsibility in current or previous roles

  • Experience working in unionised environments

Unfortunately for this role Automotive supply experience is essential, candidates without experience of working in an Automotive environment at OEM, Tier 1 or Tier 2 level will not be considered for the position but may be considered for future roles.

The Company

Our client is a global leading automotive 1st Tier organisation with a strong reputation in industry and an enviable list of customers. There are opportunities for those that deliver within the wider group and strong development and training plans on offer.