Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Operations Manager

Operations Manager (Manufacturing)
Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire
Sector: Bespoke Packaging Manufacturing
Package: Attractive Basic Salary plus Bonus, & Excellent Benefits
The Company
Macfarlane Design & Manufacture are seeking to appoint an experienced Operations Manager to assume responsibility for our Grantham based manufacturing site. Our specialist manufacturing division designs and manufactures bespoke protective packaging solutions. Our customers are UK wide and span several key verticals including: Medical, Defence, Electronics, Industrial and Aerospace.
The Operations Manager Role  
This role constitutes an excellent opportunity to develop our skilled and semi-skilled workforce to deliver a positive cultural change within the workplace. Part of the Senior Management Team, reporting into the Managing Director and responsible for 65 employees covering Production Management, Section Leaders, Shop floor, Planning, Maintenance, Warehouse & Logistics roles.
Do you have the correct profile?
We welcome applications from experienced senior managers with a lean manufacturing background. In summary, we are asking applicants to ideally fill the below criteria…

  • Exceptional personnel management and development skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure and forge good working relationships
  • Strong decisive and motivational leadership and problem solving skills
  • Set and deliver KPI’s
  • Commercially astute and customer focused
  • Profound knowledge and ability to adapt to new industries (packaging)
  • Have extensive knowledge of production planning, processes (MRP) and manufacturing techniques and applications (Lean, 5s, SMED, TQM etc.)
  • Proven track record of continuous improvement
  • Setting and reviewing budgets and managing costs
  • Ability to introduce and maintain planned preventative maintenance programs
  • Overseeing inventory, warehousing, and distribution of goods
  • Excellent presentational, reporting, communications, and computer skills
  • Ability to carry out project management programs and capex justifications
  • Develop methods to deliver HSQE improvements

The Package
In return we offer an exciting opportunity to influence change within a dynamic industry sector whilst earning an excellent salary with the opportunity to earn bonus based on profitability and performance results. Our flexible employee benefits scheme also includes: up to 33 days annual leave (*includes bank holidays & length of service increase), contributory pension, childcare vouchers & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximizing every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.
Next Steps
Shortlisted applicants can generally expect to be contacted within ten working days and local interviews shall be arranged swiftly at our Grantham site. Please apply online only, ensuring your CV is up to date.  If you have not heard from us within ten working days, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.