Production Manager

Michael Page Engineering & Manufacturing
Bermuda Park
£40,000 per annum
29 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an excellent opportunity for a Production Manager to join a rapidly expanding business at one of their key manufacturing and production sites in the Coventry. They are now looking for a Production Manager to run a manufacturing team of 50 to meet challenging targets across quality, cost and on time delivery. With potential to migrate into a Plant Manager position in the future, this is an excellent opportunity for a high-calibre manufacturing candidate seeking career advancement.

Client Details

The business has won employer choice awards due to their forward-thinking business model and commitment to professional development. With large-scale growth plans, the business is looking to develop the production team, wheeling out a continuous improvement plan (led by the new Production Manager) and further up-skill the Team Leaders and Supervisors who are already with the business.


Key Responsibilities for the Production Manager will include:

  • Engagement of operations teams in business values and objectives
  • Design and implementation of change based on data and root cause (i.e. risk assessments, root cause analysis, 5S, best in class benchmarking & reapplication)
  • Monitoring and reporting CI metrics including plant efficiency, OEE, Near miss, product flow compliance
  • Leading and facilitating improvement activity using Kaizen and DMAIC approach
  • Lead a team of c.50 operatives and Team Leaders
  • Lead workforce to deliver product on time to the customer, setting expectations of the work team to hit targets consistently.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement activities to improve process flows, cutting inefficiencies out of the production line and driving down takt time.
  • Make necessary amendments to production schedule
  • Engage, mentor and develop the team's capability
  • Interpret individual and operation-based performance statistics to drive KPIs and develop Team Leaders and Operatives alike.
  • Make sure procedures are compliant with standards for Quality, Environmental and H&S.


  • Excellent Leadership skills with collaborative approach
  • Comfortable leading a medium-large team and developing team capability
  • Good knowledge of lean tools, ideally with Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
  • Ability to work cohesively with other departments, primarily Quality and HSE
  • Familiarity with implementation of SOPs, GAP analysis, time-management, employee appraisals and disciplinary action

Job Offer

Salary from £40,000 - £45,000 DOE + benefits

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