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Overseas Operations Manager

Manchester, United Kingdom
Project Management

English (UK)

Job Description

Electrium Job Description and Person Specification



Job title:           Overseas Operations Manager 

Line Manager:   Head of Operations      

This role can be based in Cannock, Hingley green or Wythenshaw

Purpose of Job 

  • Liaise and collaborate with Overseas Partners to ensure manufacturing requirements are met

  • Ensure high levels of product quality from Overseas Partners are achieved

  • Continuously monitor and improve Supply Chain with Overseas Partners

  • Devise and implement strategy for Overseas Operations in line with overall Company objectives

  • Management of the China Operations budget including headcount and future planning

  • Provide escalation point for all items involving Overseas Partners

  • Ultimately accountable for providing collaborative, productive, mutually beneficial link between Overseas Partners and Electrium Product Units and support functions, working together to identify opportunities and manage risk

Key tasks        

  • Achieve key performance indicators for overseas manufacturing operations, including On Time Delivery, Quality and Cost

  • Continue to establish and improve link between Crabtree South Africa and UK Electrium Sales Limited

  • Ensure Electrium is receiving best service, and value for money from Overseas Partners, via, amongst other means, the annual supplier audit programme and price negotiations

  • Review contracts with overseas Partners to identify opportunities to maximise returns

  • Management of the Electrium China Quality Engineering Team to ensure suppliers are maintaining Quality Target Agreements as defined by UK Quality Team

  • Identify risk to Company projects arising from Overseas Partner output

  • Collaborate openly across the business to ensure business needs are met as efficiently as possible

  • Ensure processes and systems within overseas operations are LEAN, effective and as efficient as possible through process management and re-engineering

Key Results/ Objectives Consistent achievement of productivity targets

  • Consistent achievement of quality targets

  • Overall product project delivery

  • Effective collaboration between external overseas partners and ESL colleagues

  • Implementation of Overseas Operations strategy that achieves the goals of the Company in line with its strategy

  • Growth of South African Overseas Operation and integration with wider ESL functions

Person Specification

Qualifications:               None essential for role

Skills/ competencies:   

  • Exemplary communication and collaborative skills

  • A proficiency in Mandarin would be advantageous but is not essential

  • Adaptive Management Style, able to achieve optimal performance from diverse teams, and team members

  • Shows an ability to drive for results

  • Able to adapt to multi-cultural scenarios in order to achieve optimal outcomes

  • Able to persuade and influence at all levels of internal and external organisations to drive projects forward

  • Negotiation skills and strategies

  • Ability to manage and lead change


  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, preferably within an electrical market

  • Budgeting and CAPEX processes

  • Knowledge regarding the development and maintenance of Wiring Accessory and Circuit Protection products

  • Knowledge of relevant  BS and IEC Product Standards

  • Project planning including software skills.

Personal Attributes       

  • Honesty and Integrity

  • Flexibility and Adaptability

  • Openness and approachability

  • Ability to delegate and empower

  • Cultural awareness and ability to learn about and adapt to different cultures

  • Commitment to results orientation

  • Responsible for (staff and/or equipment) Electrium China Quality Engineering, Engineering and Supply Chain Management  Teams

  • Management of Electrium tools with suppliers, maintaining updated database and ensuring maintenance programmes are adhered to

Job ID: 90059

Organisation: Energy Management

Experience Level: not defined

Job Type: Full-time

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