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Job Ref :
Job Title :
Test Operations Manager 
Job Category :
Posted :
20/11/2017 10:13:28 
Company Name :
Forces Recruitment Services 
Location :
Basildon, Essex, England 
Benefits :
Salary :
£50k - 55k per year + Benefits 
Security :
Description :

EB4976:      Test Operations Manager


Salary:            £50,000 to £55,000 plus Benefits

Location:        Basildon, Essex                                  

Position:        Permanent


An exciting requirement for a Test Operations Manager has arisen to work with a world class, independent engineering consultancy, operating in multiple locations around the world, to support vehicle manufacturers and their supply chain with cutting-edge engineering and testing expertise

This Client is looking to employ a Test Operations Manager to promote and introduce as appropriate standard processes and best practice across all of test operations and ensure delivery on-time in full to client.

The Test Operations Manager will also support creation and maintenance of all quality health & safety documentation across the facility, manage staff and facilities to leverage maximum output at lowest cost as well as create a responsive and flexible work environment with high levels of client and employee satisfaction.

Applications from suitably experienced ex-military personnel are strongly encouraged

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To manage day to day activities of test operations within the area designated

  • Ensure timely delivery of Customer projects at highest level of quality

  • Manage  staff  to  ensure  maximum   utilisation  of resource and capacity of equipment

  • Support development & implementation of technical capability roadmaps

  • Identify  capital  needs  and  input  as  necessary  to business case

  • Ensure best working practices are followed and create a world class test environment for our customers and employees

  • To provide analysis of KPI data and agree and where appropriate lead improvement activities.

  • To provide data and support as needed for budget preparation and monthly reporting

  • To  be  a  part  of  test  ops  team  inputting   into development future direction and strategy

  • Delivering  cost  reduction  and  quality  improvement activity on an ongoing basis

  • Take full responsibility for H&S and Quality within their areas of responsibility utilising the services of the support team to ensure compliance and delivery to the agreed standards

  • Ensure  Customer  journey  complies  with  Mira  best practice

  • Coach and Mentor potential successors for the role

Skills & Experience:


  • Minimum 5 Years managing at a senior level with day to day operational experience in a complex environment.
  • Have managed directly or been responsible for the areas reporting to the role
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Ability to work and thrive in a Matrix Organisation


  • Preferably from a test background but not essential
  • Must have good demonstrated leadership skills
  • Able  to  manage  in  a  cross  functional  organisation  and demonstrate good negotiating skills
  • Be  able  to  demonstrate  clearly  delivery  of  significant improved performance in past roles
  • Good people management and motivational skills



  • Degree Educated with good leadership skills


  • MBA, MSc, Degree in a business studies or engineering discipline. Maybe further professional qualifications

    Interested applicants will be expected to complete and return by email a simple application form to which CVs must be pasted.

This job is no longer available for new applications.

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