Plant Production Manager

Location
Cambridgeshire
Salary
Attractive Salary and package D.O.E
Posted
03 Oct 2018
Closes
03 Nov 2018
Ref
PK5684
Job Function
Production
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

NEW VACANCY! (PK5684)

PLANT PRODUCTION MANAGER                                 CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Attractive Salary and package D.O.E

Our client is a UK manufacturer who have gone from strength to strength in recent years. They have developed a worldwide presence, serving hundreds of customers in over 20 countries. And they’ve also grown a strong, capable team of colleagues who are dedicated and loyal. They now require a high calibre Plant Production Manager reporting to the CEO, who will be focused on continually improving things, able to quickly get to the core of a problem using sound data and evidence to shape ideas and develop strategies to set a purposeful direction. Crucially a strong motivator and able convince the shop floor, senior managers and customers to act using a calm and composed approach.

The successful person will need both an analytical and a practical turn of mind. Also, they will have a proven track record in the packaging, plastics or food manufacturing sector.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the drive to be the best in class safety culture
  • Lead by example and earn the respect of the team you are responsible for.
  • Plan production to operate efficiently in a dynamic and customer responsive business.
  • Keep quality front & centre of your operational priorities.
  • Coach the team to enhance the level of empowerment with both the individual and team.
  • Coach a collaborative problem-solving approach when resolving challenges within the site.
  • Oversee the proper storage of stock in accordance with insurance, Health & Safety and production requirements.
  • Prepare comprehensive SOP’s and databases for use at the work station to support the team out on the line for reference and knowledge enhancement.
  • Define & maximise optimal settings for products & their variants during processing to enhance the team knowledge base and enhance operational performance.
  • Implement and monitor KPI's for the operational processes. Recommend and implement actions where performance is not at the required standard.
  • Plan production such that time is allocated to both “on the run” maintenance, planned maintenance & annual servicing to maximise up time.
  • Weekly & Daily planning with Production team to maximise uptimes, throughput and minimise potential for quality contamination.
  • Promote a culture driven by safety, quality, customer service, planning and ownership.
  • Maintain and enhance Health & Safety standards via continuous improvement of existing processes, training and action plans.

Qualifications & Knowledge (Education & Related Experience):

  • Experience of managing multiple raw material inputs with varying quality specs from a wide range of suppliers in a manufacturing or supply chain environment.
  • Experience of managing budgets to target.
  • Experience of driving root cause corrective and preventative action with Suppliers.
  • Proven experience of training employees to enhance quality assurance.
  • Experience of developing stock management systems to improve accuracy, costing analysis and reporting.
  • Good working knowledge of the implementation of ISO 9001 or equivalent standard.
  • Experience of working with multiple polymer types an advantage, but not required.
  • Practical experience & approach to sampling to identify quality issues in a jobbing environment.
  • Recognised safety training.
  • Application of HACCP in a production environment.
  • BRC/IOP Global standard for Packaging certified
  • Green/Black belt 6 sigma trained.
  • Managing performance problems.

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