Site Manager | Wheelabrator Impact Finishers

About Wheelabrator Impact Finishers

Wheelabrator Impact Finishers is the specialist subcontract shot peening supplier to industries requiring expertly outsourced, controlled, automated shot peening services.

We are proud to have over 60 years of experience, and today, we use the newest controlled and automated equipment. This enables a comprehensive project management process adhering to the highest quality standards and inline with the latest international civil and defense industry approvals.

We have plans of growth and transition over the next few years with our aim to become a UK centre of excellence for shot peening, utilizing the latest technology and delivering great service for our customers. This role is pivotal in leading this growth plan and transforming the UK business to establish a centre of excellence.

Help us to Shape Industry by:

  • Achieve strategic goals by maximising resources, in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. Maintain a safe working environment; our target is zero incidents
  • Develop and sustain an atmosphere of continuous improvement to achieve the highest volume of profitable sales, long-term growth and satisfactory customer relationships
  • Work with colleagues and customers to help us achieve our mission to “exceed our customers’ expectations”
  • Plan, organize, direct and run optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers’ expectations
  • Increase production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards
  • Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results
  • Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus
  • Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions
  • Share a trusting relationship with the team, and recruit, manage and develop them
  • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets
  • Address employees’ issues or grievances and administer collective bargaining agreements
  • Stay up to date with latest production management best practices and concepts
  • Spearhead the implementation of the project tools from the Group as well as any tool or method allowing to gain in efficiency (AX, CRM etc)
  • Focusing on standardization, modularization and documentation improvement as the lean representative for the site
  • Working with customer facing team to identify additional features and benefits required of the current service portfolio as well as emerging requirements for new services.
  • Participate actively to the load evaluation to achieve a good level of absorption, as well as to prepare the budget
  • Participate actively in the Wheelabrator Impact business plan preparation
  • Establishing procedures for product design, development and testing, bridging scientific research with marketplace realities.
  • Ensuring seamless coordination of all projects with the relevant units of the Group

What we are looking for

  • Always demonstrate and live our company values
  • Result orientated, self-motivated, with tenacity to reach goals
  • Proactive & self-motivated, will work independently and lead a successful team
  • Approachable manager who leads by example
  • Confident, able to build valuable stakeholder relationships leading a diverse team across multiple disciplines
  • Good relationship management and influencing skills
  • A straightforward and engaging communication style
  • Resilient & diplomatic with personal authority
  • Ability to take ownership and initiative to deliver continuous improvement. Uses initiative to problem solve
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong decision maker and influencing skills
  • Capable of tactical execution and driving results
  • Ability to motivate and engage a skilled team and diverse customer group

  • At least 3 years senior management experience as a production or operations manager, preferably in a global environment.
  • Demonstrated managerial and leadership experience
  • Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources)
  • An aptitude for combining the business relationship management with sound commercial acumen with technical knowledge. Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical expertise
  • Be knowledgeable of safety, quality, productivity, demand creation, inventory and stewardship processes
  • Ability to create accountability and to lead by example
  • Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Qualification in Business Management or related field (preferably degree level)
  • Computer literate, proficient in Microsoft office
  • Ability to create an environment of continuous improvement
  • Ability to lead a diverse range of staff across multiple disciplines
  • Excellent team player with good interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently


If you like to actively Shape Industries of the future, take responsibility, and become part of an agile and diverse team, we are looking forward to your application.

To find out more about our company culture, please find us on LinkedIn.

To apply fill out the form below by Friday 1st December 2023.