Lab Manager

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Lab Manager


£35,000 - £45,000 plus benefits

Milton Keynes

Are you an experienced Operations professional?

We have a fantastic opportunity to join a successful global brand, a company that is keen to nurture and develop their staff. In return you will be offered a generous salary depending on experience along with company benefits.

You will need to plan, organise and direct production and despatch activities to ensure the effective and efficient production of products to the highest quality to meet customer delivery deadlines.

Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

* Manage the production teams in several areas from warehouse, laboratory and despatch

* Direct and co-ordinate weekly activities consistent with established KPI’s, personal objectives and company policies

* Identifies production and service risks and develop contingency strategies

* Continually challenge all current processes and implement improvements where identified

* Manage methods to generate continuous improvement ideas, higher ROI and workflow optimisation whilst ensuring compliance with UK statutory requirements

* Mentor, guide and manage performance for direct reports

* Maximize productivity and improve production with all available training programs

* Follows targets and projects set by Operations Director

* Inputs to the annual budget and evaluates monthly costs to ensure they remain within budgetary limits

* Works closely with Maintenance and QA Manager to improve quality and service

* Recruits for direct reports, with the right skills required for the open position and future cross training

We are looking for someone with:

* Proven experience in a similar role, managing 30+ people

* Experience within the optical industry

* Experience of handling multiple tasks and projects within tight deadlines

* Strong analytical, problem identification and problem-solving skills

* Strong communication and negotiation skills

* Strong organisational skills

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Able to work under pressure in a calm and mature manner

* Self-motivated with ability to show initiative and develop creative solutions

* Experience of working with different production methodologies e.g. LEAN manufacturing

* Understanding of order processing & customer service operations

* Willingness to be flexible with working hours to respond to the needs of the business

* Confident, articulate and personable

* Ability to build strong, effective relationships

* Ability to work within a team and with staff at all level and with partner organisations and suppliers/customers.

* Diplomatic with the ability to treat matters in absolute confidence as appropriate.

If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we’d love to hear from you!

Role advertised: 21 May 2019


Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton’s leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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