Senior Production Manager

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    £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: Early Friday finish

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    Sarah Lane

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    01392 423 301

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    9 months ago

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    Sarah Lane

Senior Production Manager

The Opportunity:
Taking the operational responsibility for manufacturing and dispatch within this successful cradle to grave engineering organisation. You must ensure that structured processes are used to streamline and develop a more efficient production site, including dispatch and stores. In addition to utilising your knowledge of modern manufacturing techniques within an engineering assembly environment, you’ll be a first class leader of people with a process-orientated leadership style.
Job Responsibilities:
  • To lead and support the production team to ensure the day-to-day running of the manufacturing areas and ensure production targets are met. This also includes daily responsibility for the supervision and maintenance of plant, building, and grounds.
  • Identify, initiate, and implement continuous improvement activities. Drive change to improve productivity as well as efficiency through recommending and implementing change in working methods, tooling, and plant.
  • Set goals and coach manufacturing staff, and regularly evaluate performance and results so goals are met.
  • Maintain standards of discipline in line with company procedures. Set and maintain consistent 5S (Sort, Set, Shine, Standardise, Stick) and housekeeping standards in the manufacturing area.
  • Maintain and develop the ERP system.
Preferred Skills:
  • Minimum qualification HND / HNC or equivalent in an engineering discipline. A management degree or NVQ level 4 or above.
  • Extensive experience from qualified work in production and a minimum of 5 years managerial experience within a medium-sized manufacturing organisation.
  • ERP systems (preferably, experience of Monitor).
  • Experience of working in a global organisation is an advantage.
  • Business-minded and productively driven. Proven ability in modern change management techniques.
  • Ability to lead a team through a coaching leadership style and understands how to manage different personalities and high-performing talents as a team .
Personal Attributes:
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral.
  • Skilled relationship builder with ability to build trust and contribute to positive relationships.
  • Analytical skills, with the ability to identify cause and effect, evaluate alternative solutions, solve problems and link to the wider context. Action-and result-orientated way of working.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Digital and IT literate, fully confident in Microsoft Office packages.
Associated Benefits:
Company Pension
Staff Parking
Working Hours:
Hours 8-5 M-T, 8-3.30 Friday
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Please note that due to a high level of applications, we can only respond immediately to applicants whose skills & qualifications are suitable for this position.