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Production Segment Manager

Location: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire Industry: Engineering / Manufacturing
Salary: Salary upon application Contact: Imogen Wilson
Posted: over 2 years ago Contact Email: iwilson@meridianbs.co.uk

A worldwide manufacturer based in Wellingborough is recruiting for a Production Segment Manager to join their innovative team working in a high mix, low volume environment.

As Production Segment Manager, reporting into the Production Manager, your main responsibilities will include:

  • Daily management of 15-20 team members including a team leader.
  • Assist production planners with developing weekly schedules (and longer term planning horizons) including efficient and timely processing of rush orders, specials, over dues and certificates / documents.
  • Plan / organise the segment workload, ensuring efficient processing and on time fulfilment of all orders to planned due dates.
  • Assist the Materials department by proactively flagging material low levels, safety stock and stock outs.
  • Manage segment resource, holidays, sickness absence and overtime, ensuring the highest levels of flexibility required to achieve weekly output levels against a variable demand.
  • Manage / monitor and control all segment processes, ensuring components and manufactured assemblies comply with company standards and work instructions / drawings.
  • Manage process / efficiency improvements within segment, maintaining production methods that achieve a balance between accuracy, quality, efficiency and speed.
  • Manage, maintain and seek to improve housekeeping in all areas.
  • Departmental reporting as part of the Management team
  • Manage quality of manufactured items within area of responsibility
  • Reduce / maintain scrap levels to achieve company KPI expectation.
  • Manage all segment non-conformances performing root cause analysis where required to drive improvement, efficiency, cost downs and reliability.


  • Proven experience in a Production Supervisory role ideally within HMLV international manufacturing company
  • HNC in Mechanical / Electronics or related discipline or Min 5 years work based experience in a similar role.
  • High degree of ability to read / interpret drawings.
  • Conversant with ERP systems
  • Working knowledge of ISO9001
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office - Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Six Sigma / SPC / FMEA experience.
  • General engineering / tooling / calibration knowledge
  • Production experience in a small batch capital investment goods environment.
  • Knowledge of KANBAN / material control techniques

Desirable Skills (but not essential):

  • Experience of CMM inspection
  • Experience of ISO17025 and UKAS calibrations
  • Knowledge / experience of BS EN ISO 14732:2013 Approval Testing of Welding Operators
  • Qualified to EN ISO 3834 - PCN Level II Welding Inspection

Salary: upon application

Benefits: 20 days holiday rising with length of service + bank holidays, pension, private medical insurance, death in service.

Hours: 7am - 4.15pm Monday to Thursday; 7am - 12 Noon Friday (40 hours per week)

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

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