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Interim Production Manager

Recruiter: Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Location: Taunton
Salary: £500 per day (6-9 month assignment)
Application date: 21st Jun 2019

An Interim Production Manager is required for an interesting and challenging assignment working within a fast paced volume manufacturing and assembly environment. This is a successful business with products that are sold globally and has a reputation for reliability, quality and service. As part of a management restructure, the business is now looking to appoint an experienced Operations Professional as an Interim Production Manager who can hit the ground running. The business has a culture of Continuous Improvement and a thorough understanding of Lean Manufacturing. Your challenge will be to take it to the next level.

To be considered for this Interim Production Management assignment you must have experience of:

Working as a Production/Operations Manager with experience gained in a cell manufacturing, flow line, assembly environment and be familiar with a high volume/low value and high value/low volume product mix.
Modern manufacturing methods including JIT, Line Balancing, VSM, 5S, SMED, SOP, OEE, Error Proofing and Kanban pull systems together with problem solving tools such as 8D, DMAIC, PDCA, 5 Why, root cause and pareto analysis.
Developing simple but effective measures and KPIs with an emphasis on Health Safety & Environment, Quality, Cost, Delivery and Morale.
Developing an effective communication strategy that ensures everyone understands what the plan is, what is expected of them and what part they play in making it a success.
Coaching and training people at all levels to ensure a common understanding of lean continuous improvement techniques.
Developing a high performance and self-directed team culture, based on employee engagement and ownership.

This is an immediate appointment and the role will require strong leadership and decision-making skills with a focus on safety, people development, delivery and proactive problem solving. It is essential that you have excellent people management skills and the ability to sustain a culture based on engagement, continuous improvement and customer service excellence.

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