General Manager (Timber Frame Manufacturing)

50000.00 - 60000.00 GBP Annual
24 Aug 2020
21 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
General Manager (Timber Frame Manufacturing)

Euro Executive Recruitment has been retained to recruit a General Manager for a leading manufacturing company in the UK & Ireland. The successful candidate will be based in their South Ayrshire facility where they manufacture timber frame homes.


Reporting to the Head of Timber Frame, this person will be required to ensure that all orders are manufactured and despatched in a timely fashion and to ensure that all operational, administration, H&S and business controls are adhered to. The ideal candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of timber frame and/or roof trusses with a proven track record in good manufacturing practice and lean principles.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* To ensure the plant meets its customer quality, service and safety goals through effective management of site.

* To lead and manage the operations of the production department and support functions;

* Establish strong working relationships with all departments ensuring a cohesive approach to delivery of budgeted metrics and other key performance indicators;

* Manage, direct and lead project teams established to develop and implement strategic change within the plant;

* Ownership for product procurement and stock contract;

* Ensure the site uptime is maximised through preventative maintenance programme.

* Maintain a safe working environment;

* Ensure that all procedures relating to any aspect of product manufacture are fully implemented and adhered to, in line with customer and regulatory expectations;

* Ensure that the material delivery and returns are in line with good manufacturing practice standards;

* Ensure that there are adequate resources available for each shift based on the production schedule and that appropriate control is exercised on overtime spend and other production costs;

* Ensure continual compliance with the policies relating to personnel, quality, engineering and safety;

* Recommend / implement improvements to standards and foster a culture of continuous improvement in production and safety;

Essential Skills and Experience:

* Timber Frame and roof truss experience is an advantage.

* 5 Years' experience operating at a similar level within a manufacturing facility.

* Ability to engage with a design team to ensure manufacturing is optimised and on time delivery achieved.

* Ability to engage and motivate production teams.

* Ability to work under pressure in a changing environment to support our customer.

* Ability to multi task.

* Good Numeracy and Literacy Skills.

* Customer Service Focused.

* Passionate about meeting both Customer and Company expectations.

* IT literate.

* Strong communication skills, both written and verbal