Production Operations Manager

    Sector:
    Print
    Location:
    Leeds
    Salary:
    Competitive Salary & Package
    Reference:
    JOB-1005 JHO

    A leading marketing communications provider is presently seeking a proven operations leader to plan, coordinate and control manufacturing processes so that products are delivered on time and within budget.

    The Position:

    The appointed Production Operations Manager will:

    • Ensure that goods and services are produced safely, cost-effectively, on time and to the required quality standards
    • Manage both human and material resources within your reporting area
    • Oversee the production process, coordinating all production activities and operations
    • Carry out pre-production planning/scheduling and production control/supervision
    • Make sure that all resources such as paper, ink etc are ordered and that stock levels remain adequate
    • Undertake full responsibility for all operational equipment, its maintenance and purchase
    • Work with the Operations Director to optimise cost effectiveness by estimating costs and negotiating budgets with both managers and suppliers
    • Monitor the production processes and adjust schedules as needed
    • Monitor product standards and implement quality control programmes
    • Liaise with the different departments to ensure the smooth management of projects and workloads
    • Ensure that all health and safety guidelines are followed, managed and risk assessment reports completed on a quarterly basis
    • Ensure full adherence to ISO and internal quality management framework
    • Collate and analyse data, putting together production reports for monthly meetings
    • Ensure all your teams are working effectively and efficiently through flexible shift patterns, upskilling and deployment of roles

    The Candidate:

    Applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

    • First class leadership, planning, scheduling and organisation skills
    • Proven man management experience in a print production / distribution environment (large format, digital, litho, mailing, bindery)
    • An understanding of the Tharstern MI system and its data reporting capabilities
    • The ability to act decisively and solve staff or equipment-related problems
    • A strong capacity to grasp complex concepts easily
    • A good standard of ICT literacy to deal with various technologies and programmes
    • Continuous attention to detail to ensure high levels of quality
    • The ability to communicate clearly and persuasively with your team, co-managers and supplier partners
    • Strong negotiation skills for getting materials within budget at the right time
    • The ability to work effectively in an occasionally pressurised environment
    • The ability to motivate others to meet deadlines and standards
    • A logical and systematic approach to work projects and operational frameworks
    • A firm grasp of operational compliance in relation to risk management, health & safety, ISO accreditations, GDPR compliance, NCR and internal Quality Management Systems

    The Company:

    Our client is an award-winning provider of marketing communications comprising creative design, event management, experiential solutions, data and fulfilment, on-demand print, digital communications and advertising.  With an expanding customer base spanning a diverse range of vertical markets, the company’s in-house creative, cross media, web and marketing teams deliver fantastic design concepts and ground-breaking online marketing initiatives.  Ongoing training and development remains at the heart of the company’s culture, with continuous performance reviews to ensure that all employees maintain and develop compliance and competency within their roles.

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