Production Manager

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    £50000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus + Additional Holiday + Share Options

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    Mel Trott

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    07880 793337

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  • Published:

    22 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Melanie Trott

We are looking for a Production Manager with the drive to take our clients advancing business even further than it is.  This really is a great challenge for someone to showcase their safety, lean manufacturing, production, innovation and leadership skills.  This is based in Crewkerne, Somerset and is a permanent role.

Main Duties
  • Ensure that all Health and Safety and Environmental guidelines are followed in accordance with the EHS organisational arrangements roles and responsibilities
  • Responsible for managing the value streams’ performance and budgets in line with the location and division goals 
  • Create and sustain a ‘high-performance’ team culture across the operational organisation
  • Accountable for the site tracking centre and will ensure that all value stream & Kaizen tracking centre and team improvement boards are maintained and used to drive continuous improvement
  • Responsible for resourcing and managing the performance process and activities of team members
  • Support business growth through initiatives and actively participate and support new product introduction processes and preparation of the manufacturing operation for launch and continuing production
  • Support and lead elite customer strategic initiatives
  • Maintain profit improvement plan (PIP) Site Savings road maps, productivity action and tracking files
  • Develop current & future Value Stream maps along with 90-day plans to achieve targeted improvements in the manufacturing Value streams
  • Responsible for materials management team ensuring stock control, inventory, supplier & in-house forecasting in partnership with strategic sourcing, expediting supplier issues, etc.
Skills, Experience and Knowledge
  • Well organised with strong analytical, logical and methodical thinking and attention to detail
  • Educated to Degree level in an Engineering or Manufacturing discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Experience of managing and successfully leading a cross-functional team
  • Strong business acumen with good understanding of financial measurements & goals – return on sales (ROS), return on net assets (RONA), gross margin, absorption.  Also able to understand a P&L accounts
  • Change agent / facilitator of change
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve significant results through lean principles including value stream mapping, single piece flow, 5s, visual management etc.
  • Strong understanding of Health and Safety, ideally NEBOSH qualified but not essential as this can be trained
  • Strong understanding of Quality Control & Quality Assurance