Manufacturing Manager We are looking for a Manufacturing Manager to oversee the entire production department for a hi-tech company who design and manufacture a range of electro-mechanical scientific instrumentation. This role is vital in driving all manufacturing processes, working closely with internal engineering teams and external stakeholders to ensure that products are delivered to customers in an efficient and timely manner with strict quality standards. The main areas of management would be to oversee all machine shop, assembly and test operations for a company who do all their design and manufacturing onsite. As well as the 3 main direct reports in Cambridge you would also oversee a small test and assembly facility on the south coast which would require occasional travel to the site. Other day to day responsibilities will include: Looking at the current manufacturing processes and practices and analysing these to make sure they are effective and then working out a strategy to improve these. Implementing KPI’s and areas of improvement and communicating these to all employees. Managing all day to day manufacturing activities analysing statistics and reading and writing reports. Applying lean manufacturing principles across production to achieve cost, quality and capacity goals. Monitor product quality and returns Working with QA to manage quality assurance programmes. For this role you will need…… A strong Manufacturing management background ideally working in a hi-tech electro-mechanical environment. A background of managing teams of test, assembly, machine ship and production engineers. A self-starter who can inspire and lead teams of engineers.