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Manufacturing Manager

Recruiter: Michael Page
Location: Ashton-Under-Lyne
Salary: Excellent salary, car allowance & benefits
Application date: 18th Feb 2022

About Our Client
Our client is a well established, market leading manufacturing company based in Ashton-Under-Lyne.

Job Description
Reporting to the Operations Director and managing 3 business units, your role is to ensure the manufacturing facility enables the business to achieve growth by becoming the industry’s quality supplier of choice with a cost-effective range of product designed and built to the highest standard at the lowest possible cost in the shortest lead-timeTo build on the company’s strategy for improved quality, product cost, productivity and flexibility by managing and improving the production manufacturing processes and production team

Full ownership of the production manufacturing capacity and production work centres and execution of the Manufacturing production plan.
Ensure planning parameters, work centre capacities are reviewed to ensure bottlenecks in capacity are identified and eliminated.

To lead and drive the introduction of continuous improvement projects which will improve quality, Health and safety, reduce production lead times, enhance manufacturing flexibility and reduce costs.

Actively manage labour costs, material scrap, expendables to maximise gross manufacturing efficiency and operational performance
Act with passion as the champion of change to deliver industry best manufacturing lead times and on time in full deliveries.

Develop and drive a continuous improvement culture in the manufacturing team.
Develop and drive behavioural change towards Health and Safety and quality assurance.
Engage directly with other functional areas such as commercial, technical, quality, production engineering to develop cross functional relationships and improved communication.
Develop and own appropriate departmental KPIs to ensure performance and improvement is measured and acted upon.
Manage and develop through training, mentoring and skills management the manufacturing Supervisors and cell leaders to ensure effective performance.

The Successful Applicant
Proven track record working in a fast-paced manufacturing facility in a production management role.
Recognised qualifications in Leadership / Operations management
Detailed knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles
Strong IT skills.
Experience of improving on time delivery, lead time reduction and effective inventory control.
Demonstrate a measurable history of delivering improved on time delivery, high quality yield, high levels of production efficiency improvements.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyse data to advise and compile proactive action plan for improvement activities.
Good understanding of the commercial and business implications of failure to deliver quickly and on time
Strong leadership skills with ability to effectively lead and manage teams to ensure an effective service is provided to the business.
Demonstrates good interpersonal skills with ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders
Works and drives collaborative working
Lateral thinker and problem solver ability to apply appropriate tools and techniques.
Strong communication skills both in verbal and written format
Willing to ‘roll up sleeves’ and ‘get stuck in’.
Ability to influence key stakeholders
Display high levels of resilience during busy periods

What’s on Offer
Excellent salary, car allowance and benefits with potentially opportunity for progression within the company.

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