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Production Team Manager


Job Description:

Our client is looking to recruit a Leader/Manager who will be responsible for the effective planning, development and deployment of manufacturing resources, within 2 areas of the business both of which are fast moving environments, to deliver on operational targets within budget and timescale including quality, performance, cost, people and health & safety.

Through this team, they will be responsible for ensuring performance in line with the production plan, adherence to standards, organization of production flow, facilitating inter-departmental actions (maintenance, logistics...) and resolving problems at the earliest opportunity.

Specific duties will include the following:

  • Ensuring that the Department's Health, Safety, Environmental and HR policies are adhered to and objectives achieved.
  • Attending daily deployment meetings with the planning team to determine and agree the production plan, ensuring that all resources are in place to achieve this requirement.
  • Motivating and developing the team and identifying training needs to ensure that skill base is not a constraint
  • Deploying Continuous Improvement methodologies in order to achieve challenging targets in labour productivity, machine utilisation, material usage and scrap reduction projects
  • Act as a role model for safety behaviours and practices, while re-enforcing correct behaviours of team members through regular behavioural safety observations
  • Undertake initial investigation of accidents / incidents, providing a statement of facts and conducting initial investigations and identifying countermeasures
  • Manage and support team leaders in ensuring that standards are on target and any deviations have a clear action plan.
  • Analyse downtime losses & Assembly Time deviations and launch actions/projects to eliminate the root causes for those losses
  • Ensure team members conduct thorough handovers to ensure all team members have the required information to succeed
  • Ensure compliance on key activities - e.g. machine inspections, quick process audits etc.
  • Responsible for effective communication with the shopfloor, supporting them with the delivery of briefings / one point lessons.
  • Organise overtime, ensuring that cover is in place, in accordance with Site rules and controls
  • Responsibility of "Time Management System" for the team and for consequent Worked Hours reporting.
  • Responsibility for Absence Management
  • Conduct Return to Work Interviews with employees following periods of absence and provide feedback to the Production Manager, using the defined standard format.
  • Monitor timekeeping and lateness, escalating to the Production Manager as required.
  • Manage holiday, in line with predefined site rules, escalating issues to the Production Manager as required.
  • Complete B2B ordering for goods and services as required
  • Complete SAP goods receipt for approved spend including contractors, ad hoc Security cover and cleaning services

The chosen candidate will ideally be educated to HNC/HND/Degree level in a Technical discipline and will have worked within a manufacturing business involving the supervision of a manufacturing team.

A strong background in MS Office packages e.g. Word, Excel and Power Point is essential and a working knowledge of SAP systems will be a plus.

Remuneration package includes:

  • Competitive annual salary
  • 39 hours per week (Flexible in terms of actual hours)
  • 33 days holiday (including Bank Holiday)
  • Defined Contribution pension scheme - contributory up to 4% pensionable pay which the company will add up to 8% of pensionable pay
  • Private healthcare medical cover for self
  • Health cash plan scheme

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Other

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