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Production Manager

Job Title: Production Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Plymouth
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: A001
Job Published: November 08, 2018 12:36

Job Description

Production Manager
We’re looking for a proactive and ambitious Production Manager to join our team. You will report to the Operations Manager and have overall responsibility for the manufacturing activities of the company, with approx. 30 direct reports in the Production, Planning and Stores teams.

Key responsibilities will include streamlining the functions necessary to reduce inventory levels; and reducing operating and labour costs whilst driving up throughput, in order to produce high quality products on time at the right cost.

Specific duties:

Work with internal departments and customers to define the production plan and ensure it is executed to achieve all sales demand.
Provide motivation, support and guidance to all employees. Manage all HR and training related matters.
Define, manage and report departmental KPI’s on a weekly basis.
Maintain our strong reputation for OTD and quality standards.
Ensure that workflow is optimised for maximum efficiency
Engage in our lean and CI culture and work with small teams to execute improvement projects.
Ensure all H&S practices and relevant legislation are followed and that H&S is the prime focus of everyone within the production facility.
Provide ongoing motivation and leadership to the production team to meet all performance targets.
Ensure all production operators are suitably trained for the tasks required of them and that there is adequate documentation and records to support this.
Communicate any problems or obstacles to the senior management team.
Mandatory experience needed:

Experience of a mid/high volume manufacturing environment, and preferably in the sheet metal industry.
Previous demonstratable experience of setting up/improving production lines and empowering teams to do so.
Proven record of reducing production costs and improving product performance.
Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills.
Ability to mentor and instruct.
Experience of recruiting, inducting and developing a production team.
Desirable: Experience in MRP, ERP systems together with an analytical and inquisitive mind.

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