Website Brookwood Recruitment

Operations Manager 

Well rounded Operations Manager required for a small family business in Bury St Edmunds, who specialise in design, manufacture and install of M&E and Fittings for large privately owned greenhouses.
(Typical sites are beautiful country houses and National Trust properties)

They are a well-established, small business, with projects spanning over the whole of the UK, and on occasion overseas.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, highly organised and motivated person to manage and structure the operations side of the business, to develop their next phase of growth.

The Role:

• Manage and coordinate projects from order to completion, overseeing manufacturing, engineering and logistics.
• Manage project scheduling and host weekly meetings for updates.
• Ensure accurate design and inventory management.
• Coordinate workshop and pre-assembly activities.
• Collect details of project sites and oversee subcontractor arrangements.
• Identify and mitigate project risks.
• Maintain clear communication with clients throughout projects.
• Establish project shutdown records for performance evaluation.
• Manage and purchase warehouse stock and materials.
• Line manage in-house warehouse technician,
• Drive process optimization and development.
• Recruit new team members and subcontractors as needed.
• Identify opportunities for R&D within operations.
• Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.
• Facilitate team training and knowledge sharing.

About you:

• Background in construction, mechanical, horticulture or agricultural engineering.
• Degree level education or equivalent training.
• Highly organised and process driven.
• Minimum 5 years of management experience.
• Proficiency in computer programs, especially Excel and project management software.Good understanding of CAD
• Practical and good at hands on problem solving when necessary.
• Full UK driving licence
• Excellent communicator and team player.

The salary on offer is £50,000 – £55,000 and this immediate starting role would suit someone with a military or engineering background.

Interviews happening this week – so apply today!

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