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Manufacturing Manager

Dorchester, Dorset
Job Type
7 Sep 2022
If you re an astute leader and commercially proven Manufacturing Manager, then we re keen to talk about a great opportunity to lead the operations of an innovative manufacturer, who in recent years have strengthened their reputation as a world leading expert in their space. As the Manufacturing Manager, you ll sit as part of the Senior Management Team, with 5 direct reports who underpin a total manufacturing team of approximately 60 people. You ll be guiding the operation s strategic development, as you successfully achieve company aims and objectives through great management and motivation of your team. The role also offers a competitive compensation package that includes private medical insurance, attractive pension employer contribution, a rewards platform and early finishes on Fridays. Key Duties & Responsibilities Lead, manage and motivate people across the Manufacturing operation, coaching and encouraging them to achieve results and meet targets, all while supporting company values Motivate and develop direct reports by setting, agreeing and reviewing individual and business objectives and KPIs to encourage the achievement of goals, identifying skills gaps and initiating recruitment and training as appropriate Lead the management of manufacturing responses to immediate problems, coordinating and communicating across the production teams to implement immediate solutions and preventative actions to drive continuous improvements. Formulate, agree, monitor and report on Key Performance Indicators such as Yield, Labour, On Time Delivery and revenue for the Manufacturing Unit to enable the site to meet its business operating profit Formulate, agree and implement a site manufacturing plan up to six months ahead to meet anticipated business requirements. Identify new opportunities to improve manufacturing processes and capacity to drive up business operating profit. Produce Capital Expenditure proposals that invest in the business with this aim in mind. Liaise and co-operate with colleagues in the Senior Management team to deliver the agreed business strategy through the effective utilisation of all resources Liaise with internal and external customers and suppliers to promote the site and build long term relationships to support the efficient running of the business Eradicate non-value-added costs to improve production efficiencies and identify and implement cost saving opportunities Support and apply all Company Policies such as Health & Safety, Quality and HR policies through the Team, (Including Safety assessments, accident / near Miss Reporting, Internal Audits, T&A, Holidays, Absence and Disciplinary procedures) in order to maintain a safe, controlled and well managed team Demonstrate and act as a role model for Company standards of behaviour and values. Set the standards and expectations for all staff and the Production Management Team in order to maintain the behaviours that support a effectively run and efficient manufacturing operation. Key Competencies & Behaviours Excellent communication skills, demonstrable ability to communicate at all levels build collaborative relationships, internally and externally Analyse problems, identify solutions and implement improvements Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritise effectively Results driven with the ability to interpret and analyse data Strong ability to influence, persuade and negotiate Ability to develop others through coaching Flexible and adaptable Essential Experience & Education Experience and success within a world class manufacturing company, ideally electromechanical processing industry. Astute leader who can balance achieving challenging targets for quality, cost and delivery as well as profit and return on capital Understand and interpret manufacturing statistical data relevant to control of materials, labour and processes Proven experiencing in creating and implementing financial saving strategies Proficient with using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Platforms you will have a deep understanding and proven track record of success of delivering sustainable change through Lean Manufacturing principles (Continuous Improvement / Lean / Six Sigma) Graduate with a Bachelor degree, or equivalent level of experience, ideally in the electrochemical processing industry. Proven track record of Managing and Leading a Manufacturing Operation with no less than 50 staff across a number of shifts Experience and demonstrable track record of delivering results and improvements in Cost, Quality and Delivery Desirable Experience & Education Masters level degree in Business related or Scientific subject 5 years experience in a Manufacturing Management role in Automotive and / or Aerospace Industry Project Management Qualification PRINCE2 Foundation certification, or APM PFQ (Project Fundamentals Qualification) certification or similar equivalent Compensation package Starting holiday: 25 days plus bank holidays Pension Employer contribution of 6.5% Business Letter Bonus Scheme Private Medical Insurance Westfield Healthcare Cash Plan Death in Service policy x4 times annual salary Cycle to work scheme Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) Rewards platform that provides thousands of discounts and benefits with online and high street brands Sports and social group that plan and arrange several free social events throughout the year
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  • Job Reference: 706061535-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Osprey Engineering Solutions
    Osprey Engineering Solutions
  • Location: Dorchester, Dorset
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent