Salary: £40-50000 per annum
Our client is currently seeking an experienced Production Manager who can lead a manufacturing function, take full accountability for safety, quality, cost and delivery, developing the current teams and adhering to all companies Health Safety and Environmental requirements.
Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice manufacturing vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance.
Identify business improvement opportunities within the organisation.
Effectively and efficiently manage the production of the required daily/weekly/monthly targets in line with customer specifications, meeting quality and delivery expectations, minimising costs where possible and ensure the required best working practices are maintained at all times.
Responsible for plant production, meeting customer requirements and maintaining the productive operation of planned activities.
Ensure the target productivity level is achieved on a daily basis.
Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems.
Manage, coach and develop a high performing manufacturing team that meets agreed objectives, and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements.
Set department objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports.
Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required.
Manage and lead the team, ensuring adequate staffing levels, managing holiday allowances, recruitment, training, development, appraisal, attendance, disciplinary issues and daily supervision to maximise efficient productivity.
Provide technical expertise to the team.
Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems.
Ensure KPIs are met by working to the overall plan.
Manage contractors on site to ensure they meet legal and company requirements.
Have you got more than 5-10 years experience as a proven Production Manager ? Have an Automotive background? Are you able to lead teams and implement changes and manage challenging situations? If you have answered yes to these then we would like to hear from you!
Excellent leadership and man- management skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to manage a variety of cross-functional team members.
Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
Excellent organisational and follow-up skills.
Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making
Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred, or HND, BTec.
Extensive plant level experience with significant proven supervisory experience.
Understanding of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Kaizen, lean manufacturing.
Understanding of manufacturing and procurement/supply chain.
Understanding of TS16949, IOSH/NEBOSH, ISO 14001.
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems experience.