Engineering & Manufacturing

Head of Operations

  • Location: Doncaster
  • Salary: Competitive Salary with Additional Benefits Package
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job Ref: LMJB-36471
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John Bohan

John Bohan

07985 151 131 / 01709 723 248

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Job Description


Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be the retained partner with Bawtry Carbon in the recruitment search for their Head of Operations.

Bawtry Carbon is based near Doncaster in South Yorkshire and exports nearly 100% of its output. They are an internationally focussed business serving the aluminium smelting sector worldwide and have proved to be a trusted partner who place great emphasis on innovation, on-time delivery, quality, and customer service.

Their experience of the aluminium smelting sector goes back to 1971, during this time they developed a deep knowledge of carbon cathodes and paste manufacturing.

Bawtry Carbon has a management team dedicated to excellent business performance and customer satisfaction. The Head of Operations will form part of this hugely successful team and lead production and engineering across the plant.

Bawtry owes its success to the efficiency of its manufacturing processes. To maintain and to further develop this high standard, an experienced Head of Operations is sought who will oversee manufacturing function.

The Head of Operations duties and responsibilities include:

• To increase the operational efficiency within the production & engineering departments
• Alignment to the companies Vision, Mission, Core Values & Tone of the Voice
• Realise Synergies between production and engineering, who currently operate as separate functions
• Elevate CI across the manufacturing team and drive lean principles and six sigma principles
• Develop team structure and capability to deliver an operational organisation fit for the future
• Motivate and engage the workforce
• Build effective Master Production Scheduling process with stronger links to the customer
• and overall business needs
• Develop the engineering team and strategy to be proactive and planned rather than reactive including upskilling of operators to move to a more TPM approach
• Ensure plans, priorities and problems are communicated effectively by close liaison with the Managing Director, senior Management and Directors across the wider business

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

• Degree educated or equivalent in engineering, technical or manufacturing based subject
• A sound understanding of the Lean Six Sigma Methodology & 8D practical problem solving
• Willing to travel Globally up to 20% of the time
• Highly skilled in operational management and improvement techniques
• Strong manufacturing and engineering employment background, ability to work with multifunctional teams adding focus and co-ordination in planning
• Possess a sharp business mind and proven success in effectively managing multiple departments to achieve maximum productivity
• Display a proven ability to develop and maintain an environment of trust, diversity, and inclusion within your team
• A working knowledge of Carbon Refractories and associated products is desirable but not essential

This is a great opportunity to take on a newly created role with a defined career path in place. If you feel you match the criteria required and would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact John Bohan for a confidential chat.

Elevation Recruitment Group’s Engineering & Manufacturing division work with a vast range of businesses across Yorkshire and Humberside, Lincolnshire and East Midlands regions. For this role and other similar Engineering and Manufacturing positions, visit our website.
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This vacancy is managed by:

John Bohan

John Bohan

07985 151 131 / 01709 723 248

[email protected]

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