Vacature Operations Manager

Operations Manager in Papendrecht

Operations Manager

Date: Oct 3, 2023

Location: Papendrecht, NL

GKN Aerospace is reimagining air travel: going further, faster and greener! Fuelled by great people whose expertise and creativity sets the standards in our industry, we're inspired by the opportunities to innovate and break boundaries. We're proud to play a part in protecting the world's democracies. And we're committed to putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do, opening up and protecting our planet. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 13 countries we serve over 90% of the world's aircraft and engine manufacturers. There are no limits to where you can take your career.

Making a Difference

As an Operations Manager you'll drive operational excellence, with an 'hands on' approach for your designated area leading the achievement of PSQDCC targets (People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cash and Cost) using the Lean Operating model. Reporting into an Operations Director you'll directly manage a team of up to 12 Team Leads (indirectly over 100 Operators and Inspectors). You'll create 'a great place to work', developing and empowering your team, encouraging a culture of continuous improvement and delivering a first class service.

Alongside the above you'll also be responsible for

Ensuring team members embody our five culture principles
• Driving a "safety first" mindset ensuring Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards are applied to create a healthy and safe working environment
• Delivering business financial performance, including delivering revenue and cost commitments to deliver OI on the programs running through your value stream
• Contributing to site growth, profitability, cash improvements along with the required investments and resources that support these deliverables. Own capex projects within your remit
• Working collaboratively with leadership to understand the bigger picture to ensure best performance outcomes for site
• Contributing and supporting with the implementation of site strategy through the Hoshin Kanri (Strategy Development) process
• Partnering with support functions to drive global standards enabling area teams to meet their targets
• Problem solving within your designated remit using the 'Go to Gemba' approach
• Developing first class Team Leaders and specialist skill sets to support succession within the business
• Ensuring team members fully understand PSQDCC targets to ensure customer and stakeholder commitments are met
• Driving and facilitating engagement of team members ensuring engagement actions are defined implemented and followed through
• Complying with legal and regulatory requirements ensuring team members are aware of relevant policies, their individual responsibilities and accountabilities

How You'll Contribute

To help us make a difference you'll bring the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes (essential):
• Demonstrable experience gained in a similar 'hands on' manufacturing operational leadership role - where you have performed a broad range of duties
• Experience of delivering operational business results delivering on time, to quality and margin targets
• Experience of analysing manufacturing performance indicators to make data driven decisions to drive results
• Be used to manoeuvring people and resources to get things done
• Knowledge of financial KPIs related to manufacturing operations
• Strategic planning proficiency gained in an operational environment
• Experience of consistently working to standards defined in the site Business / Quality Management system (B/QMS)
• Proficiency in identifying talent and developing succession plans
• The ability to lead, coach and develop direct reports
• Able to communicate effectively laterally and horizontally to build high performing teams
• A history of positively influencing individuals and teams across functional lines
• Good standard of English language

Competencies/Behaviours

• Strong and resilient
• Focused on action
• Can do attitude
• Demanding of self and others
• Takes responsibility
• Able to build a strong collaborative team
• Can solve problems

What We Offer

• A competitive salary - salary range: from € 5,973 to max € 8,745
• Holiday allowance 8%
• Commuting allowance
• 29 vacation days and 13 ADV days
• Pension - Fully meeting the provisions of the PME pension fund of the metal industry
• The Metalektro Collective Labour Agreement applies
• Opportunity to earn profit dependant bonus
• Voluntary Health Insurance
• Voluntary Other Insurances
• Being part of a supportive team
• Opportunities to build on your career and personal development


As well as a competitive package we'll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly! We'll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities. That's the beauty of being part of a global business, once you're on board you never know where you career journey may take you!

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Functie:operations manager
Startdatum:04-10-2023
Ervaring:Ervaren
Educatielevel:HBO
Contracttype:Vast
Salaris:onbekend – onbekend
Uren per week:1 – 40

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