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Operations Manager

Skylark Lasers is at the forefront of the photonics industry. We work with our customers and partners to gain a deep understanding of their needs - connecting the dots between lasers and application to deliver tailored solutions. Our values are embedded into the way we work and we’re always looking for talented and ambitious people to join our team.

Job Description

As our team continues to grow, we’re looking for an Operations Manager to join our team based in Edinburgh. You will collaborate with our engineering, sales and operations teams to improve processes and procedures and support efficiency across departments. You will engage with our suppliers and customers, manage our facilities and be responsible for our stock management and logistics function. In return, we offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to drive improvement and execute change within our innovative business.


  • Manage our stock management function, improving efficiency and ensuring correct procedures are maintained

  • Build relationships with suppliers and vendors to ensure timely and reliable deliveries

  • Coordinate our logistics department, ensuring correct processes are followed, regulatory documentation is completed, and deadlines are met

  • Collaborate with finance and engineering teams to optimize supply chain processes and inventory management

  • Collaborate with our finance team to identify cost-saving opportunities, and monitor cash-flow projections

  • Ensure strict adherence to health, safety standards across all locations.

  • Establish and uphold operational protocols to ensure consistent quality in both service and products.

  • Monitor compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards.

Qualifications and experience


  • A proven track record in administration/operations

  • Previous experience working in manufacturing

  • Highly proficient in MS Office

  • Ability to work to tight schedules and manage multiple projects

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills



  • Life Assurance and critical care cover

  • 34 days annual leave

  • Free onsite parking

  • Casual dress

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