Group Production Leader

Howden, East Yorkshire
Attractive salary + comprehensive benefits
07 Oct 2016
04 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Group Production Leader – Kitchen Panel Production

Drive Continuous Improvement across multiple production lines for Howden’s, the UK market leader in Kitchens.

Full time

Runcorn, Cheshire

Attractive salary + comprehensive benefits

Howdens Joinery, founded in 1995, is a leading supplier of kitchens and joinery to trade customers across the UK. In its first year of operation it had just 14 depots and sales of £1m. Today, Howden Joinery Group has grown to become the UK's leading supplier of kitchens with annual sales of over £1.2 billion, employing over 8,000 staff in over 600 depots nationwide. A winning formula that everyone connected with can call their own.

As Group Production Leader, reporting to our Operations Manager and responsible for up to 15 direct reports manufacturing up to 465,000 pieces weekly, you’ll be responsible for the performance management of multiple production lines, in addition to first level investigations outside of standard, SHE investigations and quality. Updating the Kronos timekeeping and attendance system, you’ll also liaise with and performance-track the service departments’ agency and stock controllers, completing risk assessments and Standard Operating Procedures. Other key accountabilities of the Group Production Leader include:
• facilitating Continuous Improvement workshops 
• ensuring skills matrix and training needs analysis are up-to-date 
• producing the weekly labour plan 
• audit compliance 
• ensuring we meet production targets with adherence to the required quality, cost, delivery, people and Health & Safety metrics. 

To apply for the Group Production leader, you must have demonstrable experience in a leadership role within manufacturing, encompassing multiple production lines and underpinned by a proven track record of implementing Continuous Improvement. Your knowledge and experience of cutting-edge Lean manufacturing, in addition to KPIs and quality control plans, complements your experience of financial management. Skilled at applying Health & Safety within a fast-paced manufacturing environment, and with CIEH Level 3, you can also offer experience of:
• working with and applying HR procedures.
• technical processes pertinent to factories
• ideally, furniture/wood-based manufacturing.

Three-shift rotation 6-2 / 2-10 / 10-6

The attractive salary and benefits package is supported by excellent training and development programmes. As well as the opportunity to develop within a pioneering area of the business for a high profile FTSE 250 company, you will be part of a rewarding organisation recognised for excellence in the workplace in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For.

Group Production Leader Job Reference Number: OLR11764

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