Future Recruitment Ltd

Plant Production Manager

Attractive Salary and package D.O.E
03 Oct 2018
02 Nov 2018
Nicola Hurd
Full Time
Contract Type


Our client is a UK manufacturer who have gone from strength to strength in recent years. They have developed a worldwide presence, serving hundreds of customers in over 20 countries. And they've also grown a strong, capable team of colleagues who are dedicated and loyal. They now require a high calibre Plant Production Manager reporting to the CEO, who will be focused on continually improving things, able to quickly get to the core of a problem using sound data and evidence to shape ideas and develop strategies to set a purposeful direction. Crucially a strong motivator and able convince the shop floor, senior managers and customers to act using a calm and composed approach.

The successful person will need both an analytical and a practical turn of mind. Also, they will have a proven track record in the packaging, plastics or food manufacturing sector.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Lead the drive to be the best in class safety culture.
  • Lead by example and earn the respect of the team you are responsible for.
  • Plan production to operate efficiently in a dynamic and customer responsive business.
  • Keep quality front & centre of your operational priorities.
  • Coach the team to enhance the level of empowerment with both the individual and team.
  • Coach a collaborative problem-solving approach when resolving challenges within the site.
  • Oversee the proper storage of stock in accordance with insurance, Health & Safety and production requirements.
  • Prepare comprehensive SOP's and databases for use at the work station to support the team out on the line for reference and knowledge enhancement.
  • Define & maximise optimal settings for products & their variants during processing to enhance the team
  • knowledge base and enhance operational performance.
  • Implement and monitor KPI's for the operational processes. Recommend and implement actions where performance is not at the required standard.
  • Plan production such that time is allocated to both "on the run" maintenance, planned maintenance & annual servicing to maximise up time.
  • Weekly & Daily planning with Production team to maximise uptimes, throughput and minimise potential for quality contamination.
  • Promote a culture driven by safety, quality, customer service, planning and ownership.
  • Maintain and enhance Health & Safety standards via continuous improvement of existing processes, training and action plans.

Qualifications & Knowledge (Education & Related Experience):
  • Experience of managing multiple raw material inputs with varying quality specs from a wide range of suppliers in a manufacturing or supply chain environment.
  • Experience of managing budgets to target.
  • Experience of driving root cause corrective and preventative action with Suppliers.
  • Proven experience of training employees to enhance quality assurance.
  • Experience of developing stock management systems to improve accuracy, costing analysis and reporting.
  • Good working knowledge of the implementation of ISO 9001 or equivalent standard.
  • Experience of working with multiple polymer types an advantage, but not required.
  • Practical experience & approach to sampling to identify quality issues in a jobbing environment.
  • Recognised safety training.
  • Application of HACCP in a production environment.
  • BRC/IOP Global standard for Packaging certified.
  • Green/Black belt 6 sigma trained.
  • Managing performance problems.

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