Product Leader

Recruiter
Quest Employment
Location
Northampton, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Aug 2019
Closes
12 Sep 2019
Ref
1234851720
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client is a world leader with over 50 years' experience, in seating design, development and manufacture, supplying to the agricultural, construction and mining industries to name a few.

We are currently recruiting for a Product Leader to join their team.

Key responsibilities
  • Identify and help resolve any potential health and safety concerns within (but not limited to) area of responsibility through effective risk assessments and use of correct company documentation
  • To ensure that lines are fully equipped to run efficiently and SAFELY at capacity by conducting regular recorded audits for equipment and process adherence within areas of responsibility and to ensure that work produced is in accordance with CVG Health and Safety policy
  • Encourage and empower others to achieve; establish challenging performance standards. A strong desire to excel, creating a positive, productive work environment while focusing on bottom line results
  • To ensure that expected 5s audits and housekeeping standards on the line are maintained and improvement opportunities are identified where possible.
  • To assist with improving quality standards in order to reduce PPM figures, line efficiencies and implementation of process improvements in line with company goals. Involvement in the 8D process will be required.
  • To assist the Production Manager and leaders in achieving the production targets and objectives
  • Monitor KPI's and develop continuous improvement activities including but not limited to Quality, Efficiency - output and Overtime
  • To collect and communicate information related to production metrics and ensure that this information is accessible
  • Correctly complete and use all visual management boards supporting the production process.
  • Ensure that all documentation on display in areas of responsibility is controlled, relevant and current.
  • To communicate line issues and concerns that may affect line output with the Production Manager and assist in resolving these issues in a timely manner
  • Ensuring that manning on the lines is maintained by fully utilising available and spare labour and checking holiday requests prior to submission for authorisation.
  • Organising their team, of approximately 30 (although may vary to be more than or less than), to ensure that lines are running to plan including managing any issues that may result in production targets not being met
  • To be flexible in their role, and where required, to change the areas they are allocated.
  • To ensure that daily "sunrise" meetings are held and to communicate and resolve any issues from the lines.
  • To communicate information from meetings as appropriate back to their team
  • To assist the Production Manager in ensuring that customer OTIF levels are met
  • To communicate with the responsible operators to ensure that in process checks are carried out correctly and that all lines have current and correct work instructions
  • To support new product introduction, maintain and ensure compliance and support the development of operator instructions with their team members
  • To liaise with internal customers such as Quality, Logistics and Engineering to resolve any issues that arise with production
  • To ensure that production equipment, jigs and fixtures are properly maintained and used in accordance with their design intent
  • Ensure TPM schedules are completed accurately and on time
  • To carry out any other reasonable requests that may arise from the Production Manager or other members of the management team

Key Competencies
  • Professional approach to day to day tasks including problems and ability to lead by example
  • Knowledge of production processes
  • Be a role model for the CVG/ KAB key competencies
  • Reliable individual with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrate initiative and good organisational skills
  • Root Cause analysis skills including the use of 5 why and Ishikawa (Fishbone) diagram
  • Ability to manage priorities and approach problems in a methodical way
  • Ability to carry out effective risk assessments
  • The ability to clearly communicate with all levels of personnel
  • Computer literate - able to use Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and ability to use company computer systems (predominantly AX)
  • Knowledge of CVG systems and processes

Working hours will be based on a 39 hour week, usually Monday to Thursday, however Friday work and the occasional Saturday may be required due to production.

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