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Plant Director

Nicholas Associates
Leicestershire, UK
Closing date
29 Oct 2020

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Position: Plant Director Metals Manufacturing

Alternative Titles : Managing Director, Plant Manager, Operations Director, General Manager

Location : Based: Midlands Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, South Yorkshire, M1 corridor

Package: Salary of £100,000 - £120,000 + Bonus + Company Car / Car Allowance


Reporting to the Group Vice President, you will have full operational and P&L responsibility for a plant with around 150 Staff. You will lead functions including Manufacturing Operations, Finance, Planning, Supply Chain, Maintenance, Customer Service, Distribution etc. You will be measured on EBITDA, cost reductions, employee engagement and delivery of the company's EHS objectives

This role offers excellent and varied opportunities for career progression into more senior positions throughout the company and wider group for the successful applicant so you will be an ambitious and forward-thinking individual who is hungry and thrives on a challenge.

The ideal applicant will have extensive Operations Management experience in a metals manufacturing environment and will bring experience of as many of the following as possible : melting, casting, forging, machining, metal cutting and shaping, extrusion. The company require someone who puts complete focus on operational performance and everything that relates to the successful and lean running of the factory.

Person Specification

A formal qualification to Degree level is preferred, and any professional certifications are beneficial (Chartered, MBA etc)
A charismatic leader who can command respect
Able to represent the site to the Group on a corporate level yet equally able to connect with the staff on the shop floor
A desire to improve continually, happy to lead on change and improve the culture of the business and to empower people within the business.
Excellent commercial awareness
Proven experience in a metals manufacturing environment
First class people management abilities
Committed to health and safety as a culture

If you are interested in the Plant Director's role, please get in touch as soon as possible as interviews are due to take place in October. If you have any questions at all, please contact Danny Faulkner of Nicholas Associates in Sheffield
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