Production Manager

DCV Technologies
12 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, a leading manufacturing company with a strong European presence are seeking a Production Manager

For this role a good level of Electronics Production experience is required such as SMT and PCBA. The ideal candidate will have experience working for an Electronics Contract Manufacturer and managing teams of between 100 and 120 staff.

Role Overview

The Production Manager directs the development and implementation of activities in production areas to meet production goals, quality, and cost objectives.

This includes: Prioritising production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, and materials supply;

Planning and administering procedures and budgets, making budgetary recommendations and at higher levels, controlling capital expenditures and direct/indirect labour;

Developing schedules and manpower requirements for assigned area;

Selecting, developing, and evaluating personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.


* Manage the SMT, Conventional assembly, Inspection & Test teams to ensure products are made to meet the delivery requirements of our customers.

* Control the scheduling of assemblies into the despatch department in sufficient time to ensure items are shipped at the required times and ensure materials are available to produce the items required for manufacture according to the production plan. (This includes dealing with short & faulty supply of parts).

* Issue work to the staff in accordance with production plan and notify the Head of Operations of any problems and deviations from this.

* Identify, support, coach, motivate and help develop the skills of the individual members of staff.

* Develop and motivate the assembly teams ensuring they are multi-skilled by providing training and coaching to the teams.

* Monitor the performance of direct reports and set SMART objectives & targets and review their performance against these.

* To look forward at future customer build requirements/orders, plan to meet these by adjusting labour availability and machine capacity.

* Identify skills requirements for existing and pending workload ensuring adequate skills coverage to allow for sickness and holidays

* To work to a targeted direct labour cost related to turnover.

* Make suggestions and recommendations to Operations and Engineering on improvements to existing procedures & working methods.

* To ensure that agreed working procedures and health & safety precautions are adhered to by all staff at all times.

* To ensure that the conduct of all employees is at all times in keeping with the requirements laid down in the employee handbook and that any deviations are dealt with accordingly

* To adhere to and understand the quality systems

* Uphold the company’s core values of Integrity, Innovation, Accountability, and Teamwork

* Demonstrate behaviour consistent with the company’s Code of Ethics and Conduct

* It is the responsibility of every employee to report to their manager or a member of senior management any quality problems or defects in order for corrective action to be implemented and to avoid recurrence of the problem

* Duties may be modified or assigned at any time to meet the needs of the business.

Experience and Qualifications Required

* Ideally educated to degree level or proven electronics and electro-mechanical manufacturing experience and managing a large team.

* Excellent knowledge of production and electronic processes, with a solid understanding of quality and health & safety standards.

* A high level of coaching expertise together with developed leadership and influencing skills to help drive improvement and growth through culture, learning and experience, challenging at the appropriate times.

* Proven knowledge and experience of the application of continuous improvement systems, standards and tools and how to execute and monitor these through production teams. Ideally LSS trained

* Strong MS Office & IT skills required

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