Job ID R-396042 Date posted 13/04/2021 BACK TO SEARCH RESULTS Apply

Operations Manager

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Operations Manager


A superb, wide-ranging operations management career development role with BD, a global leader in Medical Technology.

BD is a global medical technology company focused on improving drug therapies, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases, and advancing research and discovery of new drugs and vaccines.  BD provides an environment which enables our highly talented workforce to be the best at their professions. We are always seeking people who have a passion and commitment to join our Company on its journey to ‘advancing the world of health’.

The Operations Manager, reporting to the Manufacturing Director, and member of the Site Leadership Team, manages, directs and coordinates all activities related to the assigned manufacturing area at the Plymouth facility.

The role works through the key members of the Business Teams to ensure all budgeted manufacturing objectives, as outlined in the annual budget, are achieved.

The role is responsible for Continuous Improvement through Lean and Six Sigma.

Role responsibilities:

Achievement of the operational and quality performance of the business area along with other key metrics including: performance to volume and mix, cost reductions, backorder, right first time, customer complaints, RM/WIP/FG inventory, absence levels, labour turnover, waste, hold work, overtime, headcount/recovery, capital, HS&E, internal audits, training, CAPA’s, Lean, VSM, LDMS and TPM.

Working with and through the Business Team members, analyse production schedules issued by the planning department, assess the manufacturing/financial impact, assign production targets and priorities and monitor production performance to ensure that volumes and mix requirements are met.

Coordinate the preparation of the annual budget submission. This budget shall include components such as volumes, capacities, capital requirements, headcount, training, standard cost detail (BOM’s, routings, work centre data), inventories, materials, energy, cost reductions, overheads (fixed and variable), backorder and any other factors that affect productivity.

Responsible for talent management and succession flow within area and for own position along with ensuring the appropriate performance management processes are consistently achieved.

Responsible for Health and Safety, training, performance and discipline for all associates.

Responsible for compliance with all company and governmental regulations.

Responsible for ensuring employee communications, training programmes, safety and compliance to grievance procedures for assigned personnel.

Perform all duties that support and uphold the company’s core values and encourages the Plant to embrace these values.

Offering strategic direction to the Business Teams in line with the Company strategy.

Working with the Site Leadership Team to further the interests of the Plant and Company and in so doing taking on any other reasonable tasks within their capability.

Other responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

Complies with, and responsible for enforcing, all local and corporate BD safety regulations policies/ procedures.

Complies with all corporate and local BD quality policies, procedures and practices through consistent application of sound Quality Assurance principles. Ensures compliance through appropriate communication, training and education of sound Quality Assurance principles. Responsible for the activities and programs as defined for this position in the Quality Systems Manual.

Observes all safety, environmental and quality system standards.

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor which are deemed to be reasonable.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/ or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.


  • Industrial experience in manufacturing and related engineering.
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma Green Belt.


  • Degree in Engineering or Business Management, or equivalent

It’s a superb, all-round Operations Management career development role with a world leader in medical devices.So if this describes you and your aspirations, then please click on the APPLY button.

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Primary Work Location

GBR Plymouth - Belliver Industrial Estate

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GB-PLY Office Staff 0830-1630 (United Kingdom)

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