Production Manager

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Other High Technology Manufacturing

Location: Bury St Edmunds


  • A highly successful manufacturer.
  • A dynamic and fast paced business.
  • An organisation driven by change and continuous improvement.
  • Well recognised for offering an outstanding service to its clients.


Reporting to the Plant Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Developing and performance managing a team of direct and indirect reports including Team Leaders, Operators, Planners and Warehouse personnel.
  • Addressing poor performance in a timely and effective manner.
  • Managing all aspects of the production process including the organisation and supervision of labour.
  • Ensuring that manufacturing resources operate safely, legally and at optimum efficiency in terms of cost, quality and output.
  • Monitoring and developing production processes to achieve optimum performance from the plant.
  • Working with the Engineering team to minimise the time lost through equipment breakdowns.
  • Managing, motivating and developing the team to achieve their personal development plans.
  • Supporting the Plant Manager with a move towards a 24/7 production environment including the restructuring of the shift pattern.
  • Monitoring and controlling the costs of manufacturing consumables.
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction KPI’s are delivered to at least cost.
  • Investigating H&S incidents, near misses and accidents.
  • Delivering to site KPI’s including process efficiency, OTIF, cost per unit, energy usage, customer complaints etc.
  • Promoting good site morale and team working.
  • Continually monitoring levels of absence and addressing problems as necessary.
  • Ensuring production meets quality standard and complies with all site protocols and legal requirements.
  • Supporting the Plant Manager to ensure production costs are maintained within budget.
  • Driving a safety first culture across the business.


To be considered for this fantastic opportunity you MUST:-

  • Possess a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience as a Production Manager within a manufacturing business. (any sector)
  • Possess a hands on approach to management.
  • Have excellent people management, time management, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have experience developing and implementing manufacturing processes.
  • Be able to demonstrate the measurable improvements you have had on previous/current sites.
  • Have past experience delivering to KPI’s.
  • Understand Lean Manufacturing techniques and be driven by continuous improvement.
  • Hold a minimum of an IOSH Health & Safety qualification (beneficial).

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