Plant Manager

60000.00 - 70000.00 GBP Annual + GBP60000 - GBP70000/annum bonus up to 10% based on you achievi
21 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019
Job Type
Contract Type
Plant Manager

GBP60,000 - GBP70,000
Bonus up to 10% based on you achieving your targets
Business expensed company car or car allowance - GBP6,000
Matched pension, health care and life assurance
25 days' leave + 8 Bank Holidays

Location: West Midlands/Warwickshire

I am proud to be representing this business with whom we have a close relationship and we have successfully placed many candidates who have gone on to have fantastic careers within the company. If you are an experienced Plant Manager with a track record in managing engineering/manufacturing operations within the automotive sector and you want to work for a progressive organisation, then I might have a role that can meet your needs.

Working for a GBPmulti-million-pound manufacturing organisation, you will have full site-based P&L control as well as ownership of all manufacturing activities. In return, we are offering the suitable Plant Manager to join at a time where you will have the autonomy to improve operational effectiveness, implement improved SOP's and methods of working and to really utilise the skills you have gained over your career.

The Plant Manager's role will be as follows:

You will manage a team of up to 200 staff with 10 direct reports
Recruitment, 1-2-1, training, developing, mentoring, coaching and guiding your team
Resource planning of engineering staff and support personnel
Ensuring the plant delivers KPI's related to cost, scrap, yield, waste, H&S and OTIF/OTD
To reduce quality defects and to ensure the site maintains zero LTA (loss time accidents)
Promote a H&S culture and to lead all lean and continuous improvement initiatives
Implement lean and continuous improvement techniques using Kaizen, Six Sigma and 5S methodologies
Control budgets related to engineering, labour and general operations
Reporting of plant KPI's to the Board of Directors
To review, manage, improve and introduce robust SOP's
Overall responsibility for the maintenance of the equipment and facility
To ensure good discipline and implement good working practices
To ensure the team has the capability and knowledge to undertake their duties
To promote and ensure compliance with customer, regulatory and other requirements

The ideal Plant Manager will have a combination of the following:

You will be experienced as an Operations Manager, Plant Manager, Production Manager, Factory Manager or Manufacturing Manager
The ideal Plant Manager will have worked with the automotive or automotive supply chain
Demonstrate a proven track record in operations/production management using Lean and Six Sigma (Kaizen)
Possess excellent leadership and communication skills
A suitable engineering qualification will be highly advantageous

The benefits:

You will be rewarded with a fantastic remuneration package with full autonomy to drive operational changes as you see fit. You will also have the benefit of working with a highly skilled senior management team and a company that has organically grown by over 10% YPY over the past five years, this growth is a testament to their first-class engineering services.

Alongside this, they are a true inventor in their staff and put the wellbeing of their employees high on the priority list, this has been instrumental in them having high staff retention across the site.

How to apply:

Please click "apply" or for further information, please contact Ajay Bhella at ATA Recruitment in Leicester on (phone number removed) or (phone number removed), or alternatively, please email me an up to date copy of your CV to

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