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Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Operations Group Manager

Location Peterlee, United Kingdom
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000172886

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Job Title: Operations Group Manager

Salary: £49,380 - £61,715

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, up to 12% Bonus target, Share Scheme (50% Company Matched), Childcare Vouchers, Contributory Pension Scheme (Contribution double by Company up to 10%), Free Car Parking, Caterpillar Advantage website, Sports and Social Club

Location: Peterlee, Country Durham

Hours: Full Time - 36.50, with shift work.

Travel: Not required

Relocation/Sponsorship: Not supported with this role

Closing Date: Friday 9th December 2022

Job Reference:  R0000172886

Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

Caterpillar Peterlee is the worldwide source of Cat® Articulated Trucks, currently producing an 8 - model range used in many industries including mining, construction, and aggregates. The facility's manufacturing activities use the latest computer analysis techniques, robotic technology, and a state-of-the-art paint plant. Machines from the site are shipped to customers around the world.

Job Purpose:

As an Operations Group Manager you will direct a range of production areas in the manufacture and/or assembly of quality parts to meet established production requirements.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Indirectly lead a team of managers in various production areas

  • Responsible for embedding and coaching operational excellence metrix

  • Lead, coach and drive lean manufacturing across the team

  • Develops detailed productions plans and strategies

  • Expert for leading New Product Introduction (NPI) within the production areas

  • Steer and guides several areas to the manufacturing process such as fabrication, manufacturing, paint, assembly, test, and shipping.

NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.

Skills, experience & qualifications you will have;

  • Extensive experience demonstrating leadership by coaching, leading and developing a team

  • Strong experience and understanding of all areas within a production environment

  • Previous experience of developing and implementing production plans and strategies

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

  • Analytical skills, creativity and logical thinking to reach a solution

  • Willing to work shifts

Skills, experience & qualifications you may have;

  • Any Engineering, Manufacturing or Management related degree or the equivalent experience

  • Previous experience of lean manufacturing

  • NEBOSH/IOSH qualification or evidence of safety improvements and/or has been Safety Rep

Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

To apply for this position please visit Caterpillar Careers ( > Apply now > paste the job number from then advert into the search box and then follow the application process.

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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