Job Opportunity – Operations Manager (Manufacturing) – Norfolk, UK

GT Bunning & Sons Ltd. is a well-established, growing and profitable manufacturer of Manure Spreaders and Pallet Inverters, employing 80 people and exporting to more than 35 countries around the world.  Since its origins as a blacksmith’s forge, the Company has built an enviable reputation for the quality and robustness of its products, its aftersales support and the integration of new technology.

The business is in a period of strong growth and is looking to appoint a change-oriented Operations Manager to join the team and help take the company to the next level.

Reporting directly to the Managing Director you will be responsible for organising and improving the production of the full product range, meeting ever-increasing customer demands and introducing new, more effective ways of working.

The successful candidate will have proven experience as an Operations / Production Manager working in a similar environment of engineering batch or discrete production, and fully conversant with modern manufacturing techniques.  Able to understand and interpret fabrication and assembly drawings, you will have a track record of implementing and leading major change in a comparable environment.

Of graduate calibre and experienced in working in a business with turnover in excess of £5m per annum, you will also have strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, sound financial understanding and the commercial acumen to contribute to our senior team. Strong leadership skills are essential, and success in this highly visible new role can lead to further progression within the business.

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VACANCY FILLED Head of Operations (Director Designate) – West Yorkshire – competitive package


A UK leader in volume tube-bending, our client Olicana Products is seeking an experienced Head of Operations to help achieve its ambitious growth strategy.

The successful applicant will report directly to the company’s Managing Director and will be responsible for all Production and related Operations at the Ilkley factory.

This new role requires excellent Leadership and communication skills, a commitment to Operational Excellence and the intellectual and strategic ability to progress to the role of Director within three years.

Successful applicants will be of graduate calibre, with at least ten years of career progression in world class, fast-moving manufacturing business(es), and the package offered will not be a barrier for the right candidate.

The role would suit both locally based applicants and those seeking to relocate to this beautiful area of West Yorkshire.

Please email CV and covering letter to with your name in the Subject field. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.