Production Manager

40000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual + GBP40000/annum Benefits package
18 Apr 2019
23 Apr 2019
Job Type
Contract Type
Position: Assistant Plant / Production Manager

Location: Close to Birmingham

Salary: Circa 40'000 per annum + benefits

Duration: Permanent

Position Overview

We are seeking an experienced production/manufacturing manager to join this leading FMCG manufacturing business based in the North Birmingham area.

The role is a hands-on position working closely with the site manager, shift supervisors, team leaders, site operative, maintenance engineers and support staff ensuring safe and efficient site operations.

The job holder will focus on developing and training team members to be a multi-functional and capable manufacturing team, with the goal of increasing the reliability and efficiency of the manufacturing facility.

By developing a detailed understanding to the facility, the job holder will establish, review and continuously improve systems, to ensure they work properly and that they comply with Health, Safety, Environment and Quality regulations. It is expected that the job holder will analyse the operational processes alongside cost/benefit ratios, and when identified, propose and implement improvements, covering continuous improvement projects.

Reporting to the Site Manager, the jobholder is responsible for the development of the staff to ensure a safe and efficient Manufacturing Site, including training, coaching the new team, optimising the shift systems and HR management of the employees, whilst continually improving Quality, Environment and Safety processes, in accordance with the accredited management systems.

By developing relationships and communicating at a range of levels with appropriate individuals, the jobholder will manage the people resource to ensure our production capabilities and plant operations are optimised within the Integrated Management System (IMS) whilst meeting the production demands

Key Requirements:

* Min of 5 years' experience within a company at Managerial level or 7 years at Supervisor level, able to demonstrate motivational Leadership, with the ability to train and develop individual team members.

* Experience of manufacturing operations and maintenance within a demanding production environment.

* Ability to change systems and processes within a growing business, and adapting schedules and routines as experience is gained in areas such as plant reliability.

* Willingness to be innovative, work under their own initiative, with strong organisational skills, being able to plan, prioritise and organise various tasks at the same time.

* Must have a flexible approach to work and be contactable out of hours.

* Strong communication and people skills are essential, with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both written and verbal, across a range of levels.

* Must demonstrate deductive reasoning, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, ideally supported with experience of leading and championing CI and Lean based plant improvement projects,e.g. Kaizen, 5s, TPM, SMED, WCM etc, etc

* IOSH managing safely Qualification, or similar is desirable

* Training/Coaching experience

Due to our clients ever growing market share and expansion we are seeking individuals who are keen to progress within an organisation from both personal development and career perspective