Production Manager - POSITION FILLED

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Production Manager

World Class Manufacturing 


Circa £55,000 per annum (negotiable dependent upon experience) + excellent benefits including bonus (paying 10%+ per annum in the last 3 financial years), pension with employer contribution up to 8%, private healthcare and more….


The Employer

A UK subsidiary of a global group, manufacturing and distributing a wide range of specialist products  widely used in the building and construction sectors, working across a varied and diverse client base.


The Environment

You will be proactively leading the production team, embedding behavioural safety and continuous improvement culture.  There is plenty of scope for immediate and continuous improvement within the business which is growing through acquisition and organic growth.  You will be responsible for the on going development and change management in your department, an excellent opportunity for an individual with experience and ambition in a growing company and an exciting time to join us.


The Role: Production Manager

Overview - Manage the production team operational activities, ensure KPIs are met, and functions completed on time and according to budget, quality, safety and factory requirements


  • Provide direction and leadership to Manufacturing Supervisors, ensuring achievement of productivity, quality, financial and EHS targets
  • Ensure that all Safe Systems of Work, SOPs and risk assessments are up to date, and maintain written procedures for all processes in line with company and regulatory standards
  • Ensure that any accidents, incidents and near misses are thoroughly investigated to the root cause, and ensure preventative actions are in place
  • Champion continuous improvement, working in line with 5S principles
  • Analyse production data and identify areas for improvement and the cost benefits
  • Manage and support Capital Expenditure projects
  • Manage labour and resources efficiently (including executing a training plan for the production team) to meet and exceed all KPIs


Skills and Experience Required: Production Manager

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a continuous improvement manufacturing environment
  • A proven track record in managing and delivering continuous improvement projects
  • A proven knowledge of being able to analyse production data and use as a foundation for focussed improvement
  • Experience of driving a culture of root cause analysis to problem solving
  • Able to demonstrate effective leadership, establishing clear expectations, instilling rigour and discipline into the team, supporting employee engagement and motivation
  • Experience of managing production budgets and Capital Expenditure projects autonomously
  • A highly effective communicator with gravitas, drive and enthusiasm
  • NEBOSH or IOSH qualification (desirable)
  • Experience of project management software (desirable)
  • Continuous improvement qualification e.g. WCM or Six Sigma (desirable)


Package:  Salary c £55k (negotiable dependent upon experience), bonus c10% per annum, pension (employer contribution up to 8%), private medical insurance, 25 days a/l + bank holidays (increasing with service), - and more…