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Production Manager

Wakefield, Yorkshire
Job Type
7 Sep 2022

Production Manager

This is a fantastic opportunity to further develop your career at one of the London Stock Exchange Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.

Part of a £35m turnover Group, Conservatory Outlet is Yorkshire's leading manufacturer of high-quality home improvement products spanning contemporary extensions, conservatories, orangeries, replacement roofs, windows and doors in both uPVC and aluminium.

To support our Production Management Team, we are looking for a Production Manager with strong administration skills, a strategic understanding of production flow and strong people management skills. You must demonstrate a clear, supportive, and engaging leadership style, with the ability to champion empowerment and teamwork to deliver exceptional production operational performance. The goal is to ensure an effective and productive manufacturing process that meets customer requirements. Strong coaching and mentoring skills, with the ability to direct personnel towards maximum performance will set you apart as a leader. Decision making and problem solving will take up a great part of your day

Your energy, drive and commitment will inspire your team to achieve and exceed demanding KPI targets, enabling you to focus on delivering real long-term results.

Forward thinking and practical, you will be skilled in building strong working partnerships, you will have a progressive view towards production excellence. A proven track record of lean manufacturing and the ability to thrive in a fast-moving home improvement manufacturing environment. A strong quality focus, results-orientated with a passionate, positive, can do attitude and the robustness and resilience to drive change forward.

A strong communicator, with the ability to improve the people capability and achieve a motivated, enthusiastic, skilled, and engaged team.

A strong decision maker, with excellent problem solving and planning skills and the ability to make it happen. Excellent health and safety knowledge, a strong customer focus, proven experience of creating a strong work culture, creating win wins and displaying energy and tenacity.

We offer a competitive salary with supporting benefits package including pension and health cash plan. This is a fast-paced and evolving environment, so be prepared to adapt well to change, demonstrate added value and introduce new improvements and ideas that will further support the growth of the business.

Role Responsibilities

  • To ensure that the operating systems, people, and procedures deliver a quality product in an efficient, cost effective and timely manner.
  • Manage the production operations capability of the site, optimising profitability, and minimising operation costs.
  • Managing a team and direct and indirect reports.
  • Leading the implementation of the operational strategy, developing and monitoring KPIs to manage performance of the production teams.
  • Championing and driving the implementation of continuous improvement initiatives. Training and developing CI tools and techniques.
  • Working closely with the management team and supervisors to plan, set targets, and ensure finished products meet quality standards, ensuring customer expectations are met on time and in full.
  • Coaching, mentoring, supporting, and developing staff, implementing performance reviews, setting goals, and developing initiatives to invest in our people.
  • To manage the department in line with the department plan; leading the department in the delivery of agreed goals and ensuring staff are engaged and work efficiently to deliver the plan.
  • To establish a strong culture of operational standards as a foundation for continuous improvement.

Person Attributes

  • A history of identifying and managing improvements throughout the production process
  • Excellent people management skills, with the ability to coach, mentor and motivate a team, focusing on developing initiatives to invest in our people.
  • Strong organisational and administration skills are a must.
  • Strong production management skills with experience of running a fast-moving manufacturing facility, ideally with window industry experience.
  • Experience of leading and managing a team, a strong leader, able to direct, make good decisions and demonstrate a 'can do' attitude, with a focus on making things happen.
  • Team orientated with the ability to motivate and lead by example and demonstrate hands on, result driven and can-do approach.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills with a focus on attention to detail.
  • The ability to demonstrate effective time management and prioritise tasks.
  • A willingness to undertake further training with the capability to implement learning into your daily work.
  • An excellent standard of education with strong knowledge of lean manufacturing.

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  • Job Reference: 706200548-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Equals One
    Equals One
  • Location: Wakefield, Yorkshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent