Manufacturing Manager

Manufacturing Manager

A unique opportunity to be part of one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries!

  • Manufacturing, Production, Operations, Continuous Improvement; Lean; Leadership

  • Engineering, Aerospace, Defence; Automotive

  • £44,000 - £48,000 + excellent benefits

  • Crewe, Cheshire

In this wide ranging and challenging role, accountabilities include but are not solely limited to:

Safety - Manufacturing Manager

  • Overall accountability for the safety of the employees working within the manufacturing areas.

  • The implementation of effective management arrangements of the SHE policy, legislation and safe systems of work; including planning, organisation, monitoring and review of preventative and protective measures.

  • Accountable to ensure the effective delivery of Safety KPI's including OSHEN reporting, Tool Box talks, Talk Safes, Work Place Inspections, PAVA's, etc.

Quality - Manufacturing Manager

  • Accountability for manufacturing process quality; managing adherence to quality standards and procedures.

  • To work with the site Quality Manager and direct reports to identify & facilitate the implementation of quality improvement projects.

Cost - Manufacturing Manager

  • Accountable for achieving the manufacturing annual budgets, including labour costs (incl. authorisation of OT), general and capital purchases.

  • Accountability for the achievement of manufacturing costs and standards against contract budgets.

  • Responsible for the provision of support and resources to aid the implementation of CI projects.

Delivery - Manufacturing Manager

  • Hold accountability for achieving the annual customer delivery and manufacturing schedule adherence targets.

  • To support the development and establishment of efficient manufacturing processes and facilities to meet production programme requirements, taking into consideration factors such as safety, logistics, process flow, inventory and lead times.

  • Lead the development and implementation of continuous improvement activities utilising, for example, lean tools and techniques to drive delivery performance, throughput, WIP management and operating expense reduction.

People - Manufacturing Manager

  • Responsibility to lead, develop and motivate staff members within the Manufacturing and Mechanical Maintenance teams.

  • Overall accountability for people and process performance across manufacturing; which includes discipline, development, supervision, time management and attendance over and up to a 3 shift continuous production cycle.

  • Responsible for the efficient execution of all recruitment activities within manufacturing.

  • To establish and drive a high performance culture.

The Ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Degree in an Engineering/Operational Discipline preferred; minimum requirement of an HND qualification in an engineering/operational discipline

  • Success in implementing and sustaining continuous improvement activities

  • Safety conscious attitude with knowledge and skill to fully integrate safety into the working environment

  • Ability to influence through effective negotiation, involvement and engagement with key stakeholders, earning trust from others and embracing teamwork

  • Ability to coach and develop others for success

  • Experience in leading manufacturing production, in a targets driven environment

  • Experience in embedding and driving lean manufacturing to streamline processes and optimise resources in production

  • Experience in working in a automated and digital manufacturing environment is highly advantageous

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