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Production Manager

Production Manager

Job Title: Production Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Sussex, England
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 896918_1600690193
Contact Name: Neil Tovey
Contact Email: neil@electusrecruitment.co.uk
Job Published: September 21, 2020 13:09

Job Description

Your experience in Production Management and knowledge of the Automotive build industry, will help you to Manage production manufacturing operations and staff including weld shop, automotive build including chassis system upgrades, electrical systems, trimming and vehicle strip down and assembly.
My client - a world-leader in advanced protection systems for vehicles and occupants is looking for an experienced Production Manager to lead and develop the manufacturing and assembly operations in their facility based in West Sussex.

Responsibilities:
The Production Manager will lead and develop the manufacturing and assembly operations. In the role, you will take ownership of all output from the build hall. This is a very exciting role for the right candidate, with the challenge being to make significant operational changes whilst keeping the current business functional. The job includes;
*Development and implementation of the production strategy to meet the short medium and long term objectives of the business.
*Manage all production allocated staff to deliver on-going manufacturing and assembly works within the site.
oManufacturing engineering
oWorkshop team leaders and technicians
*Responsible for the overall quality of all product produced from the site.
*Provide clear, effective and visible leadership to the production workshop function.
*Development of production processes and procedures to improve production efficiencies which will reduce product cost, improve product quality and reduce lead times.
*Work with Product Development, Procurement, Quality and Sales to develop class leading product and deliver the highest level of service to the customer.
*Ownership, allocation and management of workshop space for production and development activities.
*Maintain satisfactory levels of H&SE through a robust regime of education and compliance.
*Manage and report on working hours.
*Ensure trade and competency levels of all staff are maintained and renewed when required.
*Advise Operations Director on any areas of under/over resourcing to enable priorities and action to be taken.
*Prepare and deliver weekly reports showing production project status of all contracts, resource utilisation and forecasts to complete.
*To understand and comply with Company policies and procedures including, but not limited to, ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO27001.
*Responsible for managing the performance and identify training needs of all production staff, ensuring workforce is supported in developing to encompass the requirement for new skills, tools and techniques.

Experience/Knowledge/Qualifications
A self-motivated, flexible and highly competent operational leader who excels in team motivation, implementing organisational systems and operational change. Experience drawn from similar vehicle environments such as racing or bespoke vehicles would be an advantage. An individual who demonstrates being successful in multi project/product environments would be of particular interest. You will also possess;
*Automotive vehicle build operational experience.
*Automotive manufacturing engineering, line side controls and measure.
*Working and implementation experience of Six Sigma, 5s & KANBAN.
*Establishment and development of vehicle build and manufacturing facilities.
*Practical problem solving
*Resource planning and scaling capabilities.
*Managerial and leadership experience of diverse teams.

Overview
-Position - Production Manager
-Location - West Sussex
-Permanent
-Salary - Negotiable
Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level
Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.
This is a Permanent Position

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.