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Operations Manager



Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023

Operations Manager

About the Company

Poro Technologies Ltd (Porotech) utilises its core porous GaN platform technology and global supply chain to deliver next generation microLED technologies into applications from AR glasses to videowalls. The PoroGaN® platform enables Porotech to produce both high colour purity monochrome microLED technology and multi/full colour displays based on its’ ground-breaking DynamicPixelTuning® (DPT®) technology.

The DPT® technology offers an entirely new approach to full colour microLED displays. DPT means the end of ‘RGB’ sub-pixels and instead allows a single pixel to be designated any colour in the visible spectrum. This simplifies & improves the design of the display and optical system and removes major manufacturing roadblocks.

About the role

We are looking for a capable and motivated Operations Manager to join our expanding UK office. Must have proof of right to work in the UK to apply.

The Operations Manager will have a strong focus on Quality Assurance and Site Manufacturing and will be responsible for leading and optimising operations while ensuring that our core products or services consistently meet or surpass quality standards and regulatory requirements. This role requires a deep understanding of quality management and manufacturing processes.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Quality Assurance and Compliance: Develop, implement, and maintain quality control processes and procedures to ensure product or service quality. Ensure compliance with industry regulations, safety standards, and quality requirements. Oversee audits, inspections, and certification processes, addressing non-compliance issues promptly.
  • Operational Efficiency: Streamline and optimize manufacturing processes to enhance efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Implement Lean, Six Sigma, or other continuous improvement methodologies. Focus on process improvements that maintain or enhance product quality.
  • Manufacturing Management: Oversee our core manufacturing operations, ensuring that production goals are met without compromising quality. Manage resources, schedules, and production teams. Monitor and address manufacturing issues in real-time.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting: Use data-driven approaches to assess and improve quality and operational performance. Establish and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) related to quality, safety, and manufacturing efficiency.
  • Supplier and Vendor Management: Manage relationships with suppliers and vendors to guarantee timely, high-quality deliveries of materials and components. Negotiate contracts, terms, and pricing with suppliers.
  • Cost Management: Manage the budget for operations, manufacturing, and quality assurance. Identify cost-saving opportunities while maintaining product quality.
  • Safety and Environmental Compliance: Ensure that manufacturing operations comply with safety and environmental regulations. Prioritize employee safety and environmental responsibility.
  • Customer Focus: Ensure that products and services consistently meet or exceed customer expectations in terms of quality, delivery, and performance. Address customer concerns related to product quality.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate risks that could affect quality, safety, or manufacturing. Develop contingency plans and conduct risk assessments.

Skills/Experience required:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Operations Management, Engineering).
  • Extensive experience in quality assurance and site manufacturing leadership roles, hardware or semiconductor industries experience preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of industry regulations, quality standards, and manufacturing processes.
  • Proficiency in Lean, Six Sigma, or other process improvement methodologies.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical capabilities.
  • Effective communication, negotiation, and reporting skills.
  • Familiarity with safety and environmental compliance requirements.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and the use of quality management tools.

At Porotech you will be part of a scaling business, emerging from the UK, with disruptive III-nitride display technology. Joining the business at this stage gives you the opportunity to make an early impact and contribute to the future success of the company.