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Production Manager

Location: Somerset, Somerset Industry: Manufacturing
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum + + Benefits Contact: Sarah Lane
Posted: almost 2 years ago Contact Email: slane@meridianbs.co.uk

The Company:

If you have superb people management skills gained whilst working as a hands on Production / Manufacturing Manager of machined parts / products, then we have an exciting opportunity within a fabulous company in the South West. Our client is a global leader, and part of a global corporation, focusing on traditional manufacturing methods in a modern working environment. They are looking for a 'natural leader' to guide and steer a team of 80 production operatives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with Company Health and Safety Policy, procedures and safe systems of work.
  • Monitor and control labour costs to maximise efficiency and ensure that manufacturing capacities are aligned to Sales & Operational planning forecasts.
  • Ensure the cost effective use of raw materials in the department and control consumables and miscellaneous spend.
  • Ensure plant and equipment is adequately maintained and set correctly
  • Ensure all areas of responsibility operate within the company quality procedures (ISO 9002) and develop a quality driven culture where employees understand the need to produce products and service right first time, on time, every time.
  • Encourage good lines of communication and a working environment where all employees are involved and are aware of the latest developments.
  • Ensure all employees are trained and multi-skilled to ensure maximum flexibility at all times, job satisfaction and safety.
  • Ensure that respect for rules and regulations are high and maintain good levels of attendance. Handle discipline, grievance, performance and absence issues in accordance with company policy.
  • Develop the company culture of open style of communication at all levels allowing a free flow of ideas and suggestions such that employees feel that they have a part to play.
  • Ensure the manufacturing facility is maintained to world class standards by utilisation of 5S principles and lean manufacturing techniques.

Preferred Skills:

  • Good standard of education including high standard of numeracy and literacy
  • IOSH working safely or equivalent.
  • Substantial production management experience.
  • Experience of disciplinary procedures, managing performance, motivating and leading teams and leading by example.
  • Practical experience Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen
  • Strong people leadership and communication skills
  • Evidence of having delivered KPI's or having worked towards them.
  • Report writing to include text, numerical data and graphics
  • IT skills - Microsoft office including intermediate excel
  • Previous experience of Management Information Systems
  • Confident in giving verbal presentation to large groups

Personal Attributes:

  • Assertive
  • Approachable
  • Diligent
  • Positive
  • Self motivated
  • Articulate
  • Tenacious

Associated Benefits:

  • Profit based bonus scheme
  • BUPA
  • Life Assurance
  • Staff Discount

Working Hours: Full Time 39 Hours per week

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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.

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.

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