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Operations Unit Manager

Location: Derby, ENG, GB

Operations Unit Manager-TWMA-UKDY01860173


At Bombardier Transportation, our trains and rail solutions move millions of people safely and reliably around the world, every single day. Join us, and you’ll be part of a global team, sharing knowledge, experience and ideas across countries and cultures, and boosting our reputation as a global leader in rail technology. Your work will have a truly human impact, connecting communities, cities and businesses, and helping people to get where they need to be. It’s all about progress.

If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career as an Operations Unit Manager based in Derby, United Kingdom.


Drive operations of the OU under the strategic leadership of the Vice President Site General Manager.


• Endorse the HSE Policy, assuming the overall responsibility for HSE within their scope. Accountable for HSE performance and monitor meaningful HSE targets aligned with Bombardier HSE vision;
• Responsible for series production and operations representation in projects;
• Ensures high standards of productivity, process stability and quality, makes sure projects are manufactured on time, quality and cost;
• Ensures OU employees on all levels are inspired to reach high standards by self-directed team work, sound resource planning and competence development is in place, Lean techniques, toolboxes, programs and processes are consistently deployed throughout the OU;
• Provide daily leadership and, where remote OU, provide a daily escalation route to all production facing functional representatives;
• Maintains a solid base for shop floor management by ensuring that all functions (Production, Methods, Planning, Quality) collaborate smoothly;
• Accountable for workforce planning and interfacing the OU with the Lead site;
• Has budgetary, personnel and disciplinary responsibility.


• Educated to a Degree level, ideally in Engineering, Manufacturing or similar;
• Previous similar senior experience is required, ideally in transportation industries (e.g. railway, automotive, aerospace), or from other similar manufacturing/engineering industries;
• Strong experience and competencies with managing large teams in a high-pressure environment, able to coach and mentor people;
• Broad knowledge of manufacturing and quality processes, tools, documents. Broad knowledge of IT systems, HSE, SMB, BOS, value stream analysis;
• Experience with management by KPIs;
• Understanding of Project Management and financials;

• Thorough understanding of Production and all interfacing functions in a project.

• English skills: advanced/business fluent level;


Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 39,850 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

Posting date: 12.12.2018
Closing date: 11.01.2019
Competitive salary range
Number of working hours: 37

Bombardier is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.

Job: General Management
Primary Location: GB-ENG-Derby
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

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