Production Manager

£30k p/a
08 Nov 2016
06 Dec 2016
Applicant Services
Contract Type
Full Time
Production Manager
Swindon, SN6 6HE
£30k p/a

A new opportunity has arisen for a Production Manager to join a growing packaging manufacturer based in Cricklade, Swindon.

Position Summary
Joining this expanding company as Production Manager,you will oversee a team of two Supervisors and approx 20+ full time staff.

As Production Manager you are responsible for overseeing the daily operations, ensuring that the goods are produced efficiently, on time and to a high standard as per the customers’ specification; also setting the strategic vision for the team on both a daily and long term basis. The role is responsible for completing the daily plan and holding Supervisors accountable for the team’s performance. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is very hands on but can also step back and see the bigger picture.

Daily responsibilities;
• Oversee the production process, co-ordinate production plans ensuring resources are allocated appropriately
• Own process improvement for the department, both driving improvements and delegating to the team
• Establish area performance standards / goals and hold the team accountable for delivery
• Building and development of the production team, ensuring people are adequately trained and held accountable to meet performance criteria
• Ensure all safety requirements and training are adhered to at all times

Who are we looking for?
The successful candidate will have the required skills and experience to undertake this role, including;
• Previous management experience in a manufacturing facility
• Experience of IT systems including MS Office and some type of MRP/production planning package
• Working with heavy manufacturing machinery
• Experience of coaching and mentoring staff
• Lean implementation (Six sigma or similar lean qualification would be advantageous but not necessary)
• KPI Reporting

Desirable experience
• Working with corrugated materials or print experience
• H&S qualification (IOSH/NEBOSH)
• JIT/Kanban production – batch methods
• Leadership / Management qualification (ILM, CMI or similar)

The company
Our client is one of the UK’s premier manufacturing of bespoke protective cases. They offer a full design service, with each case providing a precise fit and an engineered level of protection. Utilising a range of techniques, they also manufacture custom foam inserts for a bespoke level of protection.

How to apply
If you wish to be considered for this Production Manager role click ‘apply’. You will receive an email shortly after your application - you will need to read this to complete your application.

You must be eligible to work in the UK.