Production Manager - Labels

West Midlands

Job summary

Future Recruitment Ltd
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job



Salary: Depending on Experience + Profit Related Bonus Scheme (Paid 6 Monthly) + and additional employee benefits.

*Please note, the company will also offer help with relocation if required*

Our client is an independently owned multi-award winning full-service label manufacturing business with strong brand recognition for excellence. They are currently looking to recruit an experienced Production Manager to join their team who has a thorough understanding of Flexographic Print.

This will be a hands on role, managing around 20 staff (Directly). You will be reporting directly to the Operations Director

Responsibilities / Requirements:

  • You must be a strong team player with the ability to develop and participate in all team environments in order to achieve goals, set strategy and achieve efficient problem resolution.
  • Being a highly visible Line Manager on the production floor who is seen to lead by example, managing and developing the entire production team.
  • This will involve recruiting, managing, disciplining, training, motivating and developing the production team as well as taking full and efficient advantage of all personnel resources available, ensuring that a culture of world class excellence is set and upheld and the operating objectives and standards of performance are understood and owned by all team members.
  • To deputise for the Operations Director when they are not on site.
  • Provide high calibre production management expertise into the business.
  • An expertise in lean manufacturing and operational excellence processes and practises.
  • Be accountable for the maintenance and condition of all machines and equipment via OEM service contracts and in house TPM systems.
  • To lead the Company towards achieving world class manufacturing performance within a 5 years' time scale, targeting the sustained achievement of a RFT and OTIF at 98%, Zero Defects at Despatch and no customer complaints.
  • To plan and deliver a continuous stream of productivity improvements using appropriate lean manufacturing techniques, constantly initiating changes across the production team to achieve excellence in all areas.
  • To plan, lead and implement a continuous stream of quality improvements using appropriate lean manufacturing techniques that result in significantly reduced numbers of jobs that require working at any stage, so that the maximum number of jobs are processed right first time, every time, leading to zero defects at dispatch and no customer complaints.
  • Maintain an ongoing dialogue with the Operations Director to inform them of significant operational issues which may adversely impact the business.
  • To represent the company to external stakeholders and OEMs as required.
  • Ensure compliance of the production team to appropriate company, employment, environmental, health & safety and other rules.


  • At least 5 years experience at Operations / Production Manager Level.
  • Knowledge of Label Printing /short-run/ Converting Packaging Production processes with adherence to quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximising the effective manufacture of the products.
  • Ability to plan and manage a departmental budget.
  • Highly articulate, literate and numerate.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite/ IT skills in order to prepare reports, financial projections, charts and graphs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to convey a compelling vision.

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