We’re hiring – Operations Manager

Title: Operations Manager

Reports to: Managing Director

Based at: Royston House, Solihull, UK

 Arden Photonics Ltd is a dynamic, high-tech company which designs and manufactures test equipment and components for the Photonics industry. We are proud to help our customers change the world in diverse ways such as building datacenters to power the internet, designing lasers for eye surgery or testing aircraft networks.

To help drive our ambitious growth plans we are looking for a talented Operations Manager to join the senior leadership team.

As Operations Manager you will:

  • Manage and grow our highly-skilled and loyal manufacturing team
  • Drive continuous improvement across all operational areas
  • Maintain and improve our world-class optical assembly facility
  • Control the production schedule to ensure on time in full delivery
  • Drive efficiency to improve our gross margins and stock control
  • Report regularly to the director on production KPIs
  • Manage budgets to ensure our revenue targets are met
  • Co-operate with our engineering team to deliver profitable New Product Introductions
  • Develop reliable and cost effective supply chains
  • Improve our current product range by delivering customer-led Engineering Changes
  • Secure the well-being of staff by ensuring all relevant Health and Safety guidance and legislation is understood and acted upon
  • Continuously upgrade all production facilities including IT

You should have the following experience:

  • Working in a manufacturing/engineering environment
  • Developing and delivering continuous improvement initiatives
  • Team management/Leadership

To succeed you will need these personal qualities :

  • A strong work ethic
  • Proven problem solving ability
  • Team working
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Decisive leadership traits
  • Organisational and work planning skills
  • Self-motivated with a ‘can do attitude’
  • Commercial awareness


  • Competitive remuneration package
  • 25 days holiday

If you think you have what it takes please email an up-to-date CV to hr@ardenphotonics.com

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