General Manager
Kloeckner Metals UK
Leeds
6d ago

Kloeckner Metals UK ( KMUK’) is the UK subsidiary of Kloeckner and Co, (Kloeckner) the German listed, market-leading, €6.

3bn turnover, 8,600 employee, global steel trading and distribution group based in Duisburg, Germany. Kloeckner consistently invests between 15 million and 20 million Euros per year in digitalization of the metals supply chain.

The UK business, headquartered in Leeds, operates out of 11 principal locations and employs circa 710 staff

We are currently recruiting for a General Manager for our flagship site in Leeds.

This is a key role within Kloeckner Metals UK driving continuous improvement in safety, quality, on-time delivery, productivity and asset utilisation through deployment of lean manufacturing, best in class supply chain and logistics operations.

Responsible for Central Stocks Business day to day operations, the position holder will be able to combine a hands on and strategic operational skills to effectively engage and lead the Leeds site team in order to achieve financial budgets, whilst ensuring health & safety of employees, controlling costs and meeting the needs of all customers.

Always operating fully within compliance rules

Key Responsibilities :

  • To manage the business to achieve financial budget and stretch targets.
  • Overall responsibility for safe and efficient day to day operation of a site.
  • To ensure that all employees are effectively managed within the framework of KMUK’s policies and procedures; particularly relating to health and safety, training, absence management, performance management, discipline and compliance.
  • Monitor efficiency of operation and drive performance improvement. Sets SMART objectives in line with strategic goals and ensures targets are achieved by tracking improvement actions and relevant KPI’s.
  • Manage asset utilisation, production planning and capacity management processes
  • Drive customer responsiveness by reduction of manufacturing cycle times and set up times
  • Drive elimination of waste to improve Quality yield , Machine downtime and production losses
  • Effective control and management of stock and warehouse picking and despatch processes
  • Ensures customer requirements are satisfied by making sure that activities are correctly prioritised and resourced.
  • To develop employees and form a succession plan for the business.
  • Continuously measure performance against objectives and ensure that team members are appraised.
  • As a Central Stock Business support all other business units of KMUK
  • Relevant Experience :

  • Is an effective change manager and is able to identify opportunities for improvement and lead these through to delivering bottom line benefits.
  • Must have a good knowledge of employment, health, safety and environmental legislation and ISO management systems.
  • Can demonstrate the successful leadership, training and development needs of a complex high performing team consistently achieving its objectives.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Experienced in deployment of lean manufacturing methodologies including flow and bottleneck management.
  • Must have excellent production and metal processing knowledge.
  • Must have experience of budgeting, cost control and financial implications.
  • Must have knowledge of production planning, capacity management, processing capabilities and stock control.
  • Experience of agreeing and evaluating performance targets and measures.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving and Project management skills
  • Must be computer literate and able to use MS excel and word and ERP systems.
  • The Company and Benefits :

    Kloeckner Metals are the largest stockholder & distributor in its field in the UK and Ireland, and a key member of the larger parent group.

    We are also one of the leading service centre companies in the European and American markets combined.

    We have invested over £15 million in processing equipment over the last few years putting us at the forefront of the metal processing industry.

    As well as a competitive salary we also offer an attractive benefits package which include :

  • Contributory Pension
  • Long Service Awards
  • Discount cards for shops and restaurants
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Gym & Health Club discounts
  • Holiday Trading
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Lease Cars by Salary Sacrifice
  • Life Assurance
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