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Operations Manager

Location: Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0005109
Date Posted: Jan 17, 2022
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo UK, Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Production & Skilled Trades
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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We are part of Hitachi Astemo focusing on world-leading advanced mobility solutions within the fields of electrification, autonomous driving, and connectivity to help reduce environmental damage, decrease traffic accidents, and improve comfort. Together, we contribute to a sustainable society and improved quality of life by providing mobility solutions that satisfy our customers and form the future core of automotive and motorcycle systems. Our people are at the heart of achieving these goals, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

We recruit and develop people from diverse backgrounds who can bring their skills and experience to our organization and make us even more effective.  Own the Future and become a part of the team and join our organization our Plant in Bolton (near Manchester)

Operations Manager

As the Operations Manager the purpose of the role is to lead the Operations leadership team ensuring all production safety, quality, delivery, profitability, continuous improvement targets and standards are delivered through engaging leadership and strong people management capability. Build relationships and trust with internal and external stakeholders, inspiring them with credibility, knowledge and expertise, whilst empowering the workforce to make a difference.

Your core responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the daily workings of operations, promote and demonstrate collaboration across all of the Hitachi internal teams, plants and groups.
  • Plan, manage, and implement schedules to ensure deadlines are met, and maintain a high-quality standard of product production and delivery. Report KPI achievement and recovery / improvement strategies to the General Manager and always ensure that policies and procedures are followed and updated, where required.
  • Champion of a ‘Health & Safety Comes First’ environment ensuring compliance with corporate and legal requirements. Support with H&S initiatives where required and control operations impact on the environment.
  • Devise, set and flow down sustainable departmental short, medium and long term objectives, aligning them to corporate strategy and vision.
  • Plan, organise and develop the required personnel, competence, equipment, facilities and budgets to ensure achievement of departmental section / game plan. 
  • Manage the growth and success of the team. Develop a high-performance culture and engage with direct reports through visible leadership, regular communication, performance management and development opportunities.
  • Ensure full potential of individuals is realised and appropriate support is assigned
  • Continually challenge manufacturing processes and capabilities.
  • Ensure the achievement of customer delivery, quality, and quantity requirements in accordance with build specification.
  • Drive, monitor, evaluate and report on departmental performance. Support with information gathering, interpretation and presentation to RHQ/HQ where required.
  • Support with product launch deliverables (APQP, PPAP), review of readiness of production areas for product launch and budget control.
  • Represent Hitachi Astemo EU-UK at internal and external European / international conferences where assigned.

Profile and Qualifications:

  • Prior Operations and/or Managerial Experience preferred;
  • Sound commercial acumen with the ability to interpret and devise financial statements / plans;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – highly developed presentation skills and ability to interact effectively at all levels of the Hitachi Astemo group;
  • Shows tenacity and drive to meet and exceed expectations and standards;
  • Highly Organised with the ability to engage and motivate others;
  • Production and Planning Skills required;
  • Understanding of Stock Management Systems and Maintenance planning;

Why Hitachi Astemo?

At Hitachi Astemo, Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit are practiced values – we respect each other, never pass the buck and work creatively to accomplish our mission. Our people are given exciting opportunities to develop and grow in a truly international business, where they are proud to be part of a collaborative and innovative team. Diversity & Inclusion is valued to build and leverage an inclusive work environment and embrace diversity to unlock our full potential. We believe that this will give us the strength to drive great innovations to create new values for people, vehicles and the society, and to unlock our full potential to become a global leader in everything we do. 

Sound Interesting? Then we would like to get to know you. Apply online via our career site - we look forward to receiving your application!

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