Mould Shop Manager

Randstad CPE
£40000 - £60000/annum depending on experience
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Mould Shop Manager required on a contract basis to join an industry leading manufacturing business.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity at the forefront of manufacturing technology? Do you have a background in leading and improving a production / manufacturing operation? Have you got a background of working in a fast paced environment? If you are seeking an exciting technical challenge then this is the role for you!

You will play a key role in driving a step change improvement in Mould operations which will deliver the levels of efficiency and quality necessary to meet our customers expectations and support the Company's strategic plan. Key to this will be improving the competency of the team and the development of current processes to reflect industry best practice and latest technological thinking.

Key responsibilities:

* Ensures the efficient day-to-day operation of the department to consistently deliver on internal and external KPI's, managing costs within the agreed budget.
* Ensures quality compliance to customer specifications and standards. Creates and monitors improvement plans to drive down in-house scrap and customer PPMs
* Work with the Engineering Operations team to improve and update processes through the application of latest technologies to meet customers current and future demands
* Responsible for manpower and succession planning to build an effective team of Supervisors and Team Leaders, capable of ensuring employee discipline is maintained and procedures are followed consistently.
* Ensures all team members are appropriately trained to carry out their role effectively and developed to ensure consistently delivering the required performance, following the IPMD process.
* Deliver regular (at least monthly) team briefings, ensuring all staff are clear on Company strategy, objectives and priorities. Encourages a culture of continuous improvement and information sharing, encouraging team members to raise new ideas and challenge the status quo.
* Works closely with the team to resolve problems and reports to the Director of Operations as required on issues and resolution
* Supports the FEP and Fast Track process in line with SDS. Plans and manages the smooth introduction of new products into Plant
* Development of investment plans and justifications for capital expenditure
* Ensures compliance with TS16969, ISO14001 and Health & Safety Regulations, maintaining staff awareness through regular communication. Ensures relevant risk assessments are in place and supports the Supervisor as required
* Ensure that you comply and adopt the Cando programme regarding the organisation of your work environment.
* Reviews and approves Open Options following preparation by the Supervisor

Experience required:

* Educated to HNC level in a manufacturing discipline or management experience in a high volume environment
* Understand all aspects of quality associated processes
* Extensive knowledge of best practice mould technology and applications
* Knowledge of TS16949
* Environmental ISO140001
* Basic understanding of Health and Safety
* Man-management (including recruitment & selection, disciplinary, grievance and appraisal)
* Background in the automotive/injection moulding/paint industries
* Strong judgement/decision making
* Resourcefulness
* Motivational
* Assertive
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills across all levels of the business
* Self-motivating
* Works effectively in a pressurised and fast-paced environment

This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a leading business which offers an interesting, varied and exciting workload coupled with a motivated and passionate culture. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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