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Operations Lead

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom-Wolverhampton
Closing date
19 Jan 2023

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Defence , Engineering, IT
Job Role
Software Developer
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This is a key leadership role within the Highlift Value Stream, Actuation Systems Wolverhampton facility. The Operations Manager has the responsibility for the day to day production and delivery processes.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring key business deliverables are met and exceeded, including OTIF, productivity, OEE, budget adherence etc.
  • Driving world class manufacturing methods across your team
  • Working with the module support staff to develop employees into future leaders
  • Liaise closely with external and internal stakeholders to ensure good communication is established and common goals agreed
  • To find and drive efficiency improvements. Particular focus upon waste, direct labor/machine efficiency and through-puts
  • Improve Value Stream performance by executing lean manufacturing initiatives such as Kanban, SIOP, 5S, and Kaizen while maintaining focus on Quality improvements.
  • To create and maintain an environment that encourages and supports change while maintaining compliance and protecting the business
Level of Responsibility:
  • Able to make high level assessments the module and highlighting risks
  • Possesses the necessary enthusiasm, desire to succeed and discipline to achieve significant results for the organisation.
  • Train, lead, motivate and mentor individuals and teams
  • Develop others through the use of a variety of techniques, e.g. coaching, mentoring
  • To ensure all manufacturing reports are produced in a timely and accurate manner
  • To ensure compliance with Company Health & Safety and Environmental policies
Job Holder Requirements:
  • Degree qualified or equivalent
  • Have a strong leadership background with proven results
  • Hold a qualification in a lean manufacturing and or six sigma discipline
  • Experience of leading large, multifunctional teams 100+
  • Understanding of a range of manufacturing processes including assembly and machining is beneficial
Key EH&S requirements:
  • Adheres to Collins' Cardinal rules and relevant site specific safety requirements
  • Take responsibility for the Health and Safety of themselves and that of their colleagues, raising hazards and issues to supervision where appropriate
  • Proactively seeks to introduce inherently safe processes and progressively eliminate health and ergonomic risks from the manufacturing process


Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Waddington, Broughton and Manchester.


Raytheon UK has six key sites. Our manufacturing hub is in Glenrothes in Fife where we employ more than 560 people. The aircraft systems integration takes place in Broughton, North Wales. We manage the Sentinel programme from RAF Waddington where we provide training and a wide range of development work for the RAF. At Gloucester and Manchester, our new cyber business centres conduct specialist research and software development work for customers, and finally there’s our technology centre in Harlow.


With more than 1,600 employees situated across England, Scotland and Wales, Raytheon UK continues to invest in its infrastructure and people as well as growing its graduate and apprenticeship programmes.


Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

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