Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Location: Bedfordshire, England Salary: £100000 per annum + + Benefits (Salary discussed on application)
Sector: Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Jack Pleon

My Client is looking for a Manufacturing Engineering Manager to join them at their Bedfordshire location. As the company looks to grow its UK business over the next five years, it sees new opportunities to partner with the UK government to meet the country's global defence and security needs. This will be on an initial 6 month contract but the likelihood of an extension is quite high.

Working Hours
06:00-15:00 & 14:00-23:00 shift options

My client has become known as a leading UK defence engineering company, delivering on a broad range of contracts for the MoD, prime contractors across the wider UK market and international defence ministries.

Specific Job Description

Reporting directly into the Operations Director, shall act as the Department Manager for the Operations Engineering department responsible for a team of circa 30 employees including Manufacturing Engineers, Industrial Engineers and Configuration Analysts.

Provides overall management of a team of Engineers which includes but is not limited to the following;

  • Development of Operations Engineering strategy and associated 5 year plan
  • Establishment of Operations Engineering Organisation Structure and changes managed as and when deemed necessary
  • All Recruitment activities
  • All HR Activities including Performance reviews, talent development, Promotional planning
  • Development and maintenance of all Operations Engineering Processes within Touchstone
  • Agreeing Service Level Agreements (SLA's) with internal customers and ensuring tactical performance of the Operations Department meets these levels
  • Ensuring management to all Programme EAC positions with Operations Engineering activities
  • Delivery of Operations Engineering solutions to programme requirements
  • Planning and subsequent Management of Department 044 overhead budgets
  • Operations Engineering primary signatory for EPP's and development of associated BOE's through tollgate reviews

Required skills:

Be able to manage all aspects of Operations Engineering activities across the lines of business with direct management responsibilities of a department of Manufacturing Professionals.

  • Experienced Manufacturing Manager having prior successes working with Systems & Build-to-Print Manufacturers and Internal Design Teams
  • Knowledge of Electrical / Electronic Manufacturing & integration, Welding and Special Processes, Composite Manufacture and/or vehicle integration in the Automotive and / or Defence sectors.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to initiate and maintain relationships at all levels of the organisations and manage frequent interactions with Leadership Team and other internal and external customers.
  • Ability to set a clear vision for the Operations Engineering function, gain full buy in and commitment from all of the Manufacturing professionals within the team and develop a strategy plan to move periodically towards this vision


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