£ excellent - neg dep exp + generous benefits
Location: South Midlands - Commutable from Gloucester and the surrounding area
Description: Experienced hands on engineering operations manager required to coordinate the refurbishment, build and preparation of a range of niche sector assets used in a range of settings and manage a team.
Our client is a global market leader in the provision of highest quality catering infrastructure solutions for supply throughout the world, and as a result of continued success and an ongoing programme of strategic growth, are now seeking to recruit an experienced and proactive Engineering Operations Manager to complement their established and highly successful team. Reporting to the Head of Operations and based near Gloucester, the successful candidate will be responsible for a division tasked with the safe, high quality cleaning, preparation and commissioning of all catering equipment and units prior to despatch, and providing effective leadership, management and coordination of three dedicated engineering teams.
You will be responsible for all aspects of managing the allocation and utilization of engineering staff to support the activities of each division as well as for assets “in the field” at various sites, and you will proactively manage relevant data communication between departments to ensure the effective flow of fleet information between each of them.
Other responsibilities will include Co-ordinating demand on hire assets in terms of future forecasting, emergency demand and general day to day planning for dispatch and return and effectively managing and maintaining the hire fleet, supporting internal and external projects as necessary and utilising sub-contractors as required and within budgetary agreements.
You will coordinate and implement the Annual stock audit in conjunction with the warehouse team and will ensure consistent and accurate data regarding the specification, location of assets, up to date barcoding and allocation to correct depots is sustained, as well as identifying and managing the disposal of stock utilising the most cost-effective disposal options as required.
Additionally, you will manage slow moving, low-volume or one-off items of stock and provide regular business updates whilst assisting in the development, implementation, compliance to and sustainment of a robust set of KPIs for the operation as well as assisting in the specification of changes to future asset management systems. This is genuinely a varied and challenging role that necessitates a comprehensive understanding of seasonality in a business and the affect this has on demand for hire assets, and you will have proven experience of previously successfully having managed the sometimes significant and inevitable peaks and troughs of the hire industry.
Able to maintain, systemize where practicable and improve effective stock rotation / management processes that will continue to aid control/reduction of maintenance costs, optimize asset longevity and limit obsolescence, you will ensure accuracy of the asset database through stock audits, perpetual audits and IMS reviews on a scheduled basis, and will be instrumental in improving the collection and analysis of data connected with Company assets in order to ensure information regarding the location, condition and availability of all assets is readily available when required, whole-life management of assets can be improved and capital expenditure decisions regarding the development or replacement of assets can be made.
This unique opportunity offers the chance to adopt best practice asset planning and lean principles wherever practicable to achieve reduced lead times and continuous improvement whilst relentlessly seeking the best value and the most effective solution to any issues or problems identified, and will suit an analytical individual who is confident in being able to identify and present accurate information within the business, skilled in getting the best from teams and influencing at all levels whilst both reporting and forecasting efficiently and being able to adapt to rapidly changing demands on the business.