Vacancy Status: Closed.  Another successful assignment for Oakleigh Resourcing.

Role: Senior Operations Manager (Manufacturing)

Reporting to: Manufacturing Director

Client: Tata Steel Projects, West Cumbria

Function: Manufacturing

Remuneration: Substanial salary plus car allowance, bonus, pension, phi (relocation package available - considered on an individual basis).

Purpose: To lead and develop the Manufacturing Capability (people, skills, assets etc) to meet current and future manufacturing requirements.

Principal Accountabilities:

Health, Safety & Environment & Safety

  • Provide Safety Leadership and ensure that all manufacturing is delivered without harm to those involved and minimising the impact on the environment.
  • Reporting and investigating Accidents, Incididents and Near Misses in line with company processes.
  • Development and delivery of the Safety Improvement Plan on behalf of the Operations Director and TSP Board.
  • Timely close-out of E, H, S&Q actions.


  • Review and agree estimates fro Internal and External work.
  • Develop/expand existing and new facilities to meet the future growth requirements.
  • Review and agree Caiptal Investment plans and proposals to ensure they meet the future growth plans of the business.
  • Cost Centre Management for the Manufacturing Cost Centre.
  • Develop and implement the Manufacturing Improvement Plan.
  • Develop the Manufacturing Skills Base to meet the future needs of the business (Succession Planning, Recruitment, Training, Apprentices etc).
  • Industrial Relations Management and Workforce Engagement.
  • Through strong leadership, setting and upholding high standards in relation to: Health & Safety; Quality, Environmental Management; Human Resource Processes and Procedures; Company Image; and Reputation.
  • Leading the Manufacturing Teams to ensure high standards of cost effective work are delivered to Time, Cost and Quality as defined in the budget and work specifications.
  • Planning and reporting of manufacturing activities.
  • Identifying and reporting Asset Mangement/Maintenance issues and monitoring close-out of actions and repairs.
  • Internal and External Customer interface.
  • Any other duties as required.

Vision and Context:

This role is required to develop TSP's Manufacturing Capability to meet the need of current and future manufacturing contracts.

Key Contacts:

  • All Internal Customers - to provide a focal point, meet their requirements, resolve conflict and help grow the business.
  • All External Customers - to report progress, meet their requirements, resolve conflict and help grow the business.
  • TSPW Senior Team - to report operational performance, opportunities and risks.

Knowledge and Skills:


  • A working knowledge of Manufacturing (Fabrication, Machining and Assembly)
  • Knowledge of Safe Management of Manufacturing Operations (Safe Systems of Work)
  • Reporting Emergency Arrangements, Safety Audits and Intranet
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance/Control requirements and procedures
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and environmental awareness
  • Knowledge fo HR Processes and Procedures


  • Strong Leadership and Communications Skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and work well under pressure
  • A team player capable of leading and focusing team members to achieve targets
  • IT literate (SAP knowledge an advantage)


Leading a team of Operations and Manufacturing Managers (6), Technical Advisors (6-8), Supervisors (9), Craft and Semi-skilled (125-150).

Owner (on behalf of the Company) of Manufacturing Assets (Civil Assets, Manchine Tools, Cranes, Welding Equipment, Infrastructure etc).

Key Metrics:

  • Availability of Primary Assets
  • Performance agains budgeted hours and duration
  • Safety - Leading and Lagging Metrics
  • Quality - Defects and Re-work Metrics
  • Workforce Strength v Forward Load
  • Workforce Utilitisation

To discuss this exciting career opportunity in more detail please call Elaine Rippon on 01477 534491.  To apply please email your CV with current salary details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..