Operations Leader

Coventry £ 45,000 - £ 50,000 p.a plus benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 014502

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The MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) is a major success story. One of the UK‘s most advanced Research & Technology Organisations, championing world leading manufacturing and engineering innovation.


Created in 2011, it represents one of the largest public sector investments in UK manufacturing and has since grown to a team of over 800 spread several facilities covering not only R&D, but also Training, Advanced Manufacturing Management and Factory Design across multiple businesses and sectors.


Working in partnership with Consilium Recruit from launch, we seek career driven and agile talent from industry, academia, and other leading organisations to work in this truly unique centre of excellence.


Benefits - beyond salary, the MTC provides one of the most extensive and progressive benefits packages available, designed to inspire, develop and reward employees to the full including:


  • Fully flexible working including compressed hours, remote working, part-time hours, flexible start and finish times. And career breaks. Tell us what works for you and don‘t let anything stop you from applying!  

  • Enhanced Holiday leave with accumulated days plus option to buy & sell

  • Private Health Insurance from Vitality Health

  • Life Insurance

  • Generous Pension Scheme

  • Income Protection in the event of long-term illness or incapacity to work

  • Salary Sacrifice (tax efficient Bike 2 Work plus Car Lease Scheme including competitive on-site EV charging)

  • Enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity support

  • Professional subscriptions paid plus access to Leadership Academy

  • Long service recognition plus contribution awards

  • Envious working environment with free parking, excellent public transport links, employee discounts and on-site canteen, plus more 



The Role    


Duties and responsibilities of the Operations Leader include:


  • Ensure compliance of all appropriate processes and act as a role model for the desirable behaviour.

  • Be accountable for the cell team‘s health and safety.

  • Manage the team‘s absence and behaviours to ensure that they meet the expectations of the MTC. Where appropriate this will include performance management.

  • Inspire a culture of continuous improvement and strive to empower their team members to take action to resolve issues independently.

  • Overall day-to-day management of the Cell schedule and it‘s performance against commitments for schedule and cost whilst ensuring that quality and safety requirements are maintained.



The Person


The successful candidate for the role of Operation Leader will have/be:


  • Significant and proven experience and technical expertise in a manufacturing discipline.

  • Experience in managing teams to achieve business objectives.

  • An understanding (and experience of implementing and executing) of Lean manufacturing principles within an operational cell.

  • The ability to translate customer requirements into a deployed capability installation.

  • Determined and resilient in applying quality ethos and standards throughout the Workshop.

  • A high level of technical and quality process knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to practical problems

  • Good oral communication skills and confidence in dealing with a range of people, including clients, contractors, designers, directors and plant operators



Equality, diversity, and inclusion are integral to everything that we do. We are committed to these values and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities, and we are more than happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require.


Please note, due to the nature of the role, candidates must be willing and able to complete National Security Vetting.


To apply for the position of Operations Leader forward an up to date copy of your CV to Matthew Fielding.

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