Head of Operations – Lamination – Burnley, Lancashire

Head of Operations – Lamination


Burnley, Lancashire


Head of Operations – Lamination

VEKA plc



The role

We are currently looking for a Head of Operations to join our existing Lamination team.

You will be responsible for leading, motivating and inspiring a multi-disciplined team to get the best possible level of productivity.

This will include managing operational performance through 'Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery & People' (SQCDP) and interpreting relevant KPIs to develop and deliver improvement plans.

What you'll do

  • Ensure that customer demands are met, whether internal or external customers, by realising the committed manufacturing plan through the effective management of all available resources – utilising the company processes, policies and procedures​​​
  • Lead Capex projects within production, in line with on-time in-budget delivery
  • Ensure high standards are adhered to whilst safeguarding margin integrity
  • Be visible to customers as appropriate to instill confidence in production capabilities and Operational leadership

What you'll need

  • A strong background within operations and manufacturing 
    Experience of building a departmental strategy in line with the overall business strategy
  • Exposure and influence within a senior management team and able to lend skills and knowledge to other areas of the business
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing techniques and continuous improvement programmes
  • Act with Honesty and Integrity
  • Have a focus on Health and Safety at all times
  • Live by our ACT Values: https://vekauk.com/about-us/values

What you'll get

  • Westfield Health (healthcare cash plan)
  • Pension (6% employer contribution)
  • Annual profit share (uncapped)
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Free onsite parking

What we do
VEKA has been leading the global development of PVCu window systems for over 50 years, through design, innovation and customer focus. With factories in over 40 countries across Europe, Asia and America, VEKA is the world’s largest manufacturer of extruded PVCu products.

How we ACT
We have four fundamental values which are at the heart of everything we do. These are not just words, but the very essence of what we do and why we do it. These values – Appreciation, Courage & Ambition, Commitment, Trust & Responsibility– sit at the very core of everything we do, remaining ever-present in each facet of our organisation.

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