Production Manager - Packaging

North West
Up to Circa £40K (Depending on Experience) + 30 Days Holiday Including Bank Holidays + Pension
09 May 2018
09 Jun 2018
Job Function
Management, Production
Contract Type
Full Time

PK5385 - PRODUCTION MANAGER                                   

NORTH WEST (Please contact me for further location details)

Up to Circa £40K (Depending on Experience) + 30 Days Holiday Including Bank Holidays + Pension + Profit Share after 12 Months Service 

Hours of Work: Day Shift - Monday to Friday

Our client is a leading packaging manufacturer based in the North West. They are currently looking to recruit a Production Manager to Plan, co-ordinate and control the manufacturing process. Ensure that product is produced efficiently; that it is of the right quality, quantity, and cost. Ensuring the products are produced on time, to the satisfaction of the customer at the right price. 

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities: 

  • Responsible for up to 15 staff.
  • Oversee the production process, solving issues outside of scope of Team Leaders. 
  • Constantly challenge the norm and look at ways to improve the production process via people, procedures and machines. 
  • Ensure factory personnel are skilled, empowered and accountable. 
  • Instil basic manufacturing principles into factory – right product, right quality at lowest cost. 
  • Draft timescales for jobs and estimate costs.
  • Build closer, more effective relationship between Production and Sales via robust Sales/Ops meeting including all relevant factory management. 
  • Ensure Production meetings take place on a weekly basis and actions are followed up by production staff. 
  • Ensure all in factory have an understanding of customer needs and demands, thus embedding a customer focussed environment. 
  • Ensure quality standards being adhered to at all times via revision of quality procedure and training of such procedure. 
  • Work with team leaders to implement the company's policies and goals.
  • Ensure that health and safety guidelines are followed.
  • Work closely with H&S support to ensure a safe factory both culturally and procedurally. 
  • Ensure Lean initiatives are followed and embedded within culture. 
  • Inform engineering support of priority jobs needed to be done. 
  • Ensure Planned Preventative Maintenance carried out by an Engineer. 
  • Develop budgets and approve expenditures for supplies, materials, and human resources, ensuring that materials, labour and equipment are used efficiently to meet production targets. 
  • Review the performance of Production Team, including communication of such via performance boards.  
  • Identify training needs of all production personnel.  
  • Ensure production staff are trained to a consistently high standard. 
  • Work closely with Trainers and facilitate training reviews as and when necessary. 
  • Facilitate revision and implementation of the company’s Training Structure within production arena. 
  • Facilitate SOP (Safe Operating Procedures) documentation. 
  • Facilitate development of Team Leaders. 
  • Facilitate revision and implementation of production recruitment process.