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Head Of Manufacturing

Apollo Fire Detectors
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15 Sep 2021

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Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd specializes in the design and manufacture of high-quality fire detection solutions for commercial and industrial applications. From our base in Havant, near Portsmouth on the UK's south coast, we have, for over 40 years, designed and built products that save lives and protect property from the risk of fire

The business

Apollo Fire is part of The Halma Group which is a FTSE100 listed company and has over 40 businesses within the portfolio with a gross turnover of over £1billlion.

The roles

Apollo Fire are a high volume manufacturer making on average 28,000 finished devices/components per day and have a combination between automation and manual assembly.

The Head of Manufacturing reports into the Operations Director. Under the HoM they

have reporting to them the following depts:

  • Test Engineering
  • Production Management
  • Trainers
  • Production Maintenance
  • Process Engineering
  • And approximately 270 Production Operatives

Key Areas of responsibility:
  • Create a clear strategy to deliver award winning Manufacturing Processes and
  • practices.
  • Drive KPI's across all areas of the Manufacturing Facility
  • Provide clear direction and vision, inspire and motivate staff to be engaged in the
  • process of achieving operational excellence
  • Develop and manage production schedules and required resources and budget to
  • directly support the supply of finished product.

Candidate profile

The successful candidate will have the following background, although other profiles will be considered;
  • Demonstrable experience in a High Volume / High Mix environment.
  • A history of successfully working within a Unionized Environment.
  • Will have led, coached and developed collaborative, multi-disciplined teams
  • The successful candidate will be curious, a strategic-thinker and passionate collaborator, willing to challenge conventional thinking
  • You are an excellent communicator with high intellect with a results-driven personality

For a confidential discussion, please send an updated CV to
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