Manufacturing Manager

Cabot Search
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our market leading client design and manufacture over 300 high quality products into the UK and overseas markets. Their continued growth has provided a unique opportunity for an experienced Manufacturing Manager to lead the manufacturing team and implement appropriate changes agreed at SMT level.

The Successful Candidate will:

  • Have have had a progressive career within manufacturing or production engineering.

  • Have the proven ability to conduct a strategic review of our manufacturing facility, identifying and implementing change as required.

  • Be able to strive to improve product quality and service standard.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Join the Senior Management Team responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a manufacturing strategy complementary to the overall business strategy.

  • Manage the Fabrication, Machining, Assembly, Purchasing, Stores, Planning, Production Engineering and Quality functions to achieve demanding delivery and quality requirements.

  • Continuously review the factory layout recommending appropriate changes and implementing those agreed at SMT level.

  • Identify, implement and maintain a policy for component stocking including, but not limited to, make v buy, batch quantities, minimum stock levels / item coverage.

  • Identify and implement initiatives to improve quality and reduce factory lead times.

  • Manage the associated budgets within the manufacturing department to ensure resource levels, overheads, overtime are balanced and maintained.

  • Contribute strategically to the development of the company’s ERP system, with particular reference to BoM structures for products and parts.

  • Promote and develop a culture of process ownership throughout the manufacturing area.

    Essential skills:

  • Solid background within a manufacturing/production environment.

  • Proven leadership, commercial and HR skills.

  • Proven ability to meet targets and deadlines, achieve budgets and develop innovative solutions to challenges.

  • Good understanding of ERP/MRP system functionality and requirements.

  • Ideally qualified to HND/Degree level in an engineering or technical subject.