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Head of Manufacturing

Recruiter: Michael Page
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £65,000 - £75,000 + Package
Application date: 24th Nov 2021

About Our Client
Our client is a leading manufacturer, specialising in a high volume plastic product to a variety of industries. Having enjoyed a sustained period of growth (including the last 18 months) that has seen them nearly reach capacity, the business is now looking for a capable Head of Manufacturing to proactively develop a team of c.200 manufacturing staff and the site efficiencies. With additional growth expected, this role could quickly evolve to include a wider operational remit depending on the early success of the individual.

Job Description
Overall responsibility for a large Manufacturing team of c.200, including Shift Managers
Provide strategy for all manufacturing operations on site
Engagement of operations teams in business values and objectives
Design and implementation of change based on data and root cause (i.e. risk assessments, root cause analysis, 5S, best in class bench-marking & reapplication)
Drive CI performance including plant efficiency, OEE, Near miss, product flow compliance
Leading and facilitating improvement activity using Kaizen and DMAIC approach
Identify and implement continuous improvement activities to improve process flows, cutting inefficiencies out of the production line and driving down takt time.
Make necessary amendments to production schedule
Engage, mentor and develop the team’s capability
Interpret individual and operation-based performance statistics to drive KPIs and develop Shift Managers
Make sure procedures are compliant with standards for Quality, Environmental and H&S.

The Successful Applicant
Ideally degree qualified (B.Eng, B.Sc)
Background in high-volume industrial manufacturing and production
Excellent grasp of lean methodologies, Six Sigma Green Belt advantageous
Capable of compiling training and development plans for all manufacturing supervisors and managers
Collaborative in approach
Knowledge of various manufacturing techniques would be advantageous
Excellent communicator and natural leader
Solid understanding of commercial side of manufacturing
Committed and tenacious leader with resilience to drive for success in a challenging and fast changing environment

What’s on Offer
Salary for the successful Head of Manufacturing is from £65,000 – £75,000 + Package

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