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Plant Manager

Recruiter: Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Location: Kilmarnock
Salary: Senior leadership package
Application date: 4th Oct 2022

The Company:

My client is a highly successful global business, manufacturing niche and highly engineered products for the global automotive industry. The plant in Scotland has been established for over 50 years, and today, with a workforce of 200 people, is a highly regarded manufacturer of specialist components for the automotive industry.

The Role:

The Plant Manager is P&L responsible and has complete autonomy for all aspects of managing the Scotland plant.

Direct reports are: Unit Managers, Quality, Logistics, Planning, Engineering/Maintenance, HR, EHS
Develop production efficiency and drive production excellence programs
Drive and manage cost reduction programs
Develop a comprehensive plan with a focus on overall improvement, cost management and on-time delivery ensuring equipment is capable
Management of the Value Chain
Staff selection, optimisation and development
Motivate workforce and develop skills
Ensure that contractual commitments are met and opportunities are maximised

About You:


A professional technical (mechanical engineering) qualification
Minimum 8 years’ experience in leading production facilities or parts (at least 3 years with a headcount of 100+)
Experience within the UK and European automotive sector
Experience in Scotland would be a plus


The candidate must be a well-balanced, flexible and performance-oriented person with a strong business attitude and negotiation skills.

Availability to travel to Europe and worldwide.

English very good / native speaker

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