Value Stream Manager / Production Manager

Hunter Selection Ltd
Bedford, UK
Closing date
22 Sep 2020

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Our client is a leading world wide manufacturer that is dedicated to producing products that's quality is recognised as second to none. Due to growth into various export markets they are looking for a Value Stream Manager to come on board part of the management team.

Role & Responsibilities:

*Responsible for reducing he non-value added elements in the value stream and eliminating waste in the supply chain from start to finish
*Defining the product family by conducting product routing analysis
*Preparing for future state map that uses lean techniques to eliminate waste and improve process value in the short to mid term
*Supervise all value stream members, shop floor staff and team leaders
*Plan, schedule and coordinate departmental activities to fulfil sales orders
*Ensure objective & goals are met and exceeded through performance related development
*Manage and drive staffing plans, schedules, initiatives and performance levels
*Contribute to overall profit targets through budget reporting, planning & cost control
*Enforce a continuous improvement & lean culture

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

*Must have working knowledge of engineering & manufacturing industry
*Must be used to working in a high-pressure, results driven environment and willing to get stuck in
*Practical experience of assembly techniques, machine shop and assembly production
*Must have most recently worked as a senior manager, head of production or production manager within a unionised organisation
*Have thorough knowledge of all manufacturing methods, techniques and related equipment
*Working knowledge of Lean or TPS principles
*High level of organisational & planning skills
*Able to work to tight deadlines & budgetary requirements
*Come from a continuous improvement / lean manufacturing environment and culture

Benefits Package:

*Salary:- £40,000
*Benefits:- Private Pension, 25 Days Holiday, onsite parking

Suitable candidates should apply immediately by calling our Managing Consultant for this vacancy -
Emma Hardman on or by sending your CV directly to her at

We regret that this client is not prepared to sponsor work permit or work permit transfer applications. Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.
Hunter Selection is an employment consultancy and currently has permanent vacancies for Engineering and Manufacturing professionals throughout the South West & South East of England. If you are looking for work in this area we may be able to assist you. Contact us directly on and discuss your requirements with one of our dedicated consultants.
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