Production Manager

Job Description

Production Manager sought by global business which leads the way in the design and manufacture of off highway vehicles.  You will effectively manage the manufacturing activities within all sections of a complex low volume, high mix, fully vertically integrated facility to ensure all Safety, Quality, Volume and Cost targets are achieved. Manufacturing processes include: Assembly, Paint, Machining, Fabrication, Welding and your teams comprises around 90 staff with Team Leaders appointed to each manufacturing area.

Key duties of the Production Manager include:

  • Setting exceptional standards for safety and wellbeing.
  • Providing strong leadership in pursuit of Right First Time quality behaviours and results.
  • Developing an effective team of direct and in-direct Team Leaders to ensure the achievement of the departmental metrics.
  • Leading and encouraging the teams in the pursuit of continuous improvement. Challenging the status quo and driving a TEAM WIN mentality.
  • Developing and setting SMART objectives to drive individual and team accountability.
  • Ensuring teams are equipped with the necessary skills and manning levels in order to achieve the production plan.  Analysing gaps and deploying training to satisfy business and individual developmental needs.
  • Implementing clear methods of communication so everyone is fully informed of the performance of the team and their own performance.
  • Providing manufacturing resources in support of the company’s New Product Introduction process to achieve more new products, launched faster;

Ideally Degree or equivalent qualified in Engineering with relevant experience in a similar role, you are action orientated with excellent communication and listening skills. Motivational and leadership skills are naturally prerequisites with a strong delivery and operational focus.