Production Manager

Wallace Hind Selection
£65,000 per annum
18 Apr 2019
13 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Production Manager / Manufacturing Manager / Turnaround expert for an automotive tier 1 / 2 manufacturer - Leeds. Do you thrive in business critical situations able to create order from dis-order? If you are equally adept at motivating on the shop floor as well as presenting plant strategy at group board level and have the financial skills to improve production Profit and Loss? Then read on…

SALARY: £65,000 - £80,000


  • Group Pension
  • Additional Group Benefits including 25 Days + statutory holidays

LOCATION: Leeds, West Yorkshire - this position is being advertised nationally, to identify the best candidate.

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: This role is based near to Leeds and would be commutable from any of the following locations Bradford, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Rochdale, Halifax, Manchester, Sheffield, Bury, Bolton, Oldham, Burnley, Blackburn, Stockport, Rotherham, Doncaster, Harrogate, Preston.

Why should I apply:

·You are up for the challenge.
·You are the best at what you do.
·You want to work with one of the leading automotive Tier 1 / Tier 2 manufacturers.


Production Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Factory Manager, Operations Manager, Automotive Tier 1 / Tier 2

Our Leeds based manufacturing plant is a critical element within the wider group and supply products into Europe's major OEM automotive marques. If this plant fails to deliver high quality products on time our whole European manufacturing capability is affected, and then that’s when you come in.

We are looking for an experienced, strong, no-nonsense Production Manager who has worked for either an automotive OEM or a Tier 1 / Tier 2 manufacturer, able to see and realise the huge potential of the plant’s production processes. You will work closely with the wider management team, ultimately to attain World Class Manufacturing standards, which the plant is highly capable of achieving.

You will be fully supported by the group management team to make changes as you see fit and to develop the production team’s capabilities to see the plant flourish.

REQUIREMENTS: Production Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Factory Manager, Operations Manager, Automotive Tier 1 / Tier 2

To be considered for this challenging role you will be either:

·Currently working in a more senior role such as Factory Manager, Production Operations Manager with the track record in turning around a production process, developing a strong effective team and a succession plan.
·Already working at Production Manager level with direct experience of turn-around projects and looking for a fresh challenge.

Either way, it is imperative you:

·Possess the robust management skills needed to implement and follow through with the required changes.
·Are highly experienced and a passionate advocate of World Class / Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, 5s, Muda, etc.
·Have worked for either an automotive OEM, Tier 1 or Tier 2 manufacturing company in line with TS16949 requirements.
·Ideally have worked with continuous manufacturing processes.


We are a £Billion plus, global tier 1 / tier 2, automotive manufacturing group, who develop and produce multifunctional, lightweight components / systems, innovative products and technologies that make vehicles quieter, safer, more comfortable and lighter.


Success in this role will lead to future Plant Manager level roles and development via the Leadership Programme.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Production Manager, Operations Manager, Manufacturing Manager – Automotive OEM, Tier 1, Tier 2, High reliability, High certification, TS16949, Lean, Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, 5S, Waste Reduction, Muda, Carpet, Textile, Fabric, Woven, Non Woven, Continuous Process Manufacturing, Polymer, Rubber, Sheet Material, Foam.

Please Note - We have been selected as the exclusive retained partner for this role so any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Jason Cooper quoting Production Manager, Woven / Non Woven - Automotive and reference JC15318 to DD: +44 (0) Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: +44 (0) . Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.

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