Production Control Manager

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  • Location:

    Crewe, Cheshire

  • Sector:

    Defence and Security

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £51000 per annum + + excellent bens.

  • Contact:

    Sam Bason

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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Production Control Manager

We are 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, Logistics, Supply Chain, Planning, SAP, ERP

  • Engineering, Aerospace, Defence

  • £40,000 - £51,000 + excellent benefits

  • Crewe, Cheshire

Would you like to support with the running and management of our multidisciplinary team covering all aspects including logistics & supply chain, production control, stores and all other related areas?

As a Production Control Manager, you will plan and deliver the appropriate resources to the operations team to ensure product is delivered to the customer on time. Leading the team of schedulers, resource controllers and stores, to ensure the business meets its statutory and legal compliance as well as meeting operational demands is critical to the success of the role.

This role will provide you with the ability to sit within the leadership team. You will support with the development of the site and employees. You will work on a niche site and will be the only person doing this role in the UK (across organisations and industries).

Your main responsibilities as a Production Control Manager will involve:

  • Developing and maintaining the Master Manufacturing Schedule (MMS) for Light Munitions at appropriate intervals in line with our business plans and customer requirements

  • Developing Planning scenarios to confirm appropriate actions following business contract awards, etc.

  • Monitoring and reporting on operations performance against schedule, challenging appropriately as necessary

  • Accountability for the goods in & out stores and tool manufacture operations through the Stores and Tool Room manager

  • Ensuring data accuracy relating to Scheduling & Operations requirements (Process Times, WIP stock, Scrap rates, etc)

  • Supporting the development and introduction of appropriate Planning systems to best utilize business ERP system

  • Working alongside the business Senior Planning & Logistics Manager and Munitions Planning Managers to implement effective Operations Support tools to support business Operational Excellence requirements

Your skills and qualifications:


  • HND or Above in Business or Operations Management Qualification (A member of or studying towards a CILT (The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport)/APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society)) OR equivalent transferable experience

  • Experience managing large teams in the Manufacturing Sector with the ability to manage and implement all production control for light munitions

  • Proven working experience of High Volume Manufacturing or similar environment

  • Proven experience using SAP ERP System to support operational requirements

  • A clear approach to management and experience to coach and mentor others in their development


  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing techniques and related qualifications

  • MCIPS Qualification (Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply)

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