Head of Manufacturing

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    Chelmsford, Essex

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    £65000 - £75000 per annum + + excellent bens

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    Sam Bason

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  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Consultant:

    Sam Bason

Head of Manufacturing

  • Manufacturing; Production; Complex Engineering; Operations; Technology

  • Defence; Aerospace; Space; Automotive; Medical Science; Security

  • Chelmsford, Essex

  • £65,000 - £75,000 + excellent benefits

Across the globe we deliver innovative developments in technology for high performance systems and equipment across Civil Aerospace, Defence & Security, Space, Industrial, Medical & Science applications.

Our products are everywhere: hospitals, planes, ships and even outer space. They do many incredible things - including saving and protecting people's lives by finding and treating cancer, helping map our planet and the universe, and freezing the atom down to 0° Kelvin.

With a long and enviable history of technical and scientific innovation, we are always working at the forefront of technology.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

  • To drive a safe and healthy working environment for employees

  • Responsibility for approximately 250 employees within manufacturing and support all areas of the business: Maintenance, Continuous Improvement

  • Effectively plan and allocate manufacturing resource within a complex manufacturing environment to meet current and predicted customer requirements, ensuring that the quality of products continuously exceeds customer requirements and associated standards;

  • Drive a continuous improvement culture through manufacturing teams, to improve manufacturing processes and reduce costs, whilst increasing efficiency through use of manufacturing principles

  • Drive evidence-driven problem solving within the team to ensure the effective and proactive resolution of issues;

  • Contribute to the creation of an appropriate operational strategy for the success, in partnership with the other Manufacturing Managers & VP of Operations

  • Develop, maintain and monitor appropriate Key Performance Indicators for the team and drive year-on-year improvements to meet targets for quality, volume and cost;

  • Contribute to the annual budgeting process in collaboration with the other Manufacturing Mangers & VP of Operations.

  • Be an active and key member of the Operations Leadership team

  • Mentor, manage and develop a team of Manufacturing managers and departments heads.


  • Education to degree level / professional qualification;

  • Successful track record of applying continuous improvement techniques, quality approaches and change management techniques to deliver business efficiencies;

  • Previous experience of managing people across multiple business functions including S&OP Planning;

  • Successful track record of strong cost management;

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.