Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Production Manager


Job Description:

Production Manager

 Benefits – Pension (with life assurance) 25 days holiday + BH + healthcare plan + Share incentive, + ongoing personal development opportunities

Outstanding opportunity for a talented Production Manager / Manufacturing Manager with a passion for lean to make a real difference and lead the strategic and tactical manufacturing operations within a highly successful, yet evolving manufacturing business.

We are looking for a Production Manager with a difference, to undertake a pivotal role, work as part of the senior management team and join a talented, close-knit team. 

You will have considerable autonomy to impact, shape and lead ongoing continuous improvement initiatives and standardisation.

As such, you will be a driven, versatile Manufacturing Manager who can be both hands on and strategic and happy to work at all levels to provide the levels of outstanding quality and service, and support and drive the ongoing lean journey / act as a change agent.

Products are complex, low volume electro-mechanical so you will need to work both with the in-house team and sub-contract manufacturers as well as influence supply chain.

As Manufacturing Manager your remit will include:

  • Day to day leadership of production in-house
  • Forecasting production revenue and presenting monthly / quarterly production forecast to the Management Team.
  • Act as a change agent.  Identifying and continuing to develop a culture of continuous improvement / lean within the business.
  • Budgeting annual revenue based on order-book
  • Management of the production schedule, ensuring both standard and bespoke orders meet customer deadlines
  • Directly accountable for leading and delivering core production objectives
  • Ensure effective and efficient delivery of end to end production processes
  • Ensure programme of work is delivered on time & in full (OTIF)
  • Provide full technical supervision & support to the team
  • Manage and maintain ISO9001 accreditation in conjunction with an external quality consultant  
  • Drive consistency of output within the team
  • Oversee Health & Safety requirements (daily, weekly, monthly)


To succeed in this key role, you will need to have

  • Proven Manufacturing Management experience and ideally have a background working on low volume electro-mechanical assembled products.  
  • The ability to forecast for production is essential as is the ability to identify improvements and help formalise processes to enable and support our development.
  • Qualification in an engineering discipline, degree, or HNC/D ideally sought, and first-class communication and problem-solving skills essential. 
  • A passion and desire to lead and develop your team essential coupled with expertise in implementation of lean / continuous improvement / change management techniques sought. 

 Please apply via the link or contact Alison Kemp for further details

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Additional Salary Info

    Pension (with life assurance) 25 days holiday + BH + healthcare plan + Share incentive, + ongoing personal development opportunities

  • Work Authorisation

    United Kingdom

  • Industry Sector Engineering, Utilities
  • Years Experience

    5+ years

  • Career Level

    Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

  • Educational level

    HND/HNC or equivalent