Production Manager

Michael Page Engineering & Manufacturing
Newport (Casnewydd)
13 Apr 2019
26 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an excellent opportunity for a proven Production Manager to join a established business based on the outskirts of Newport. The position requires candidates who have previously demonstrated strong achievements around implementing lean and continuous improvement and the ability to lead and drive a change culture within a high paced manufacturing environment.

Client Details

Based in Newport my client are a leading global manufacturing business supplying into a range of industries.


The Production Manager is a key member of the Management team, reporting to the Head of Operations. This is a hands-on and fast paced role, requiring experience of working under pressure managing a production facility. You will ensure efficient production activities, whilst maintaining all Environmental, Health and Safety compliance requirements and meeting product and process quality specifications.

  • Drive continuous improvement activities within the value stream to ensure process optimisation, assurance of product quality and the reduction of scrap and process waste

  • Champion all lean practices within standard daily work routines in the Production Unit, such as: Managing for Daily Improvement, 5S, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Root Cause Problem Solving

  • Ensure that all non-conforming product has timely and applicable rectification actions

  • Ensure all processes and procedures are relevant and adhered to at all times, and product quality checks are carried out to the correct methodology & frequency

  • Carrying out performance reviews for Shift Managers and fostering a positive team spirit within the Unit and cross functionally

  • Remain focused on consistently achieving production target requirements through a combination of high product/process knowledge and strong interpersonal skills

  • Mentor & Coach direct reports to develop a 'can do' culture within the unit

  • Maintaining all KPI departmental information and endorsing best practice principles in the workplace


As a Production Manager you will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience.

  • Apprentice trained, HNC or HND equivalent in a Engineering discipline
  • You will be able to demonstrate a track record gained in a high paced, challenging manufacturing environment such as Automotive
  • Implementing, developing and managing a continuous improvement culture
  • Proven track record around improving HSE culture
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with demonstrable ability to influence others
  • Excellent communication skills coupled with strong analytical and problem solving skills

Job Offer

Circa £45,000 plus benefits

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