Production Manager

Recruitment Direct Leominster Ltd
Tenbury Wells
30000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual
16 Apr 2019
14 May 2019
Job Type
Contract Type

We are currently recruiting on behalf of our small but growing client, who require an experienced Production Manager to undertake the responsibility of ensuring the efficient and timely production of goods. This will be a development role requiring an individual with the ability to manage the planning, coordination, and control of manufacturing processes.

Located on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire borders, our client is offering a competitive salary, GBP30k - GBP35k, depending on experience. The standard working hours will be Monday to Friday, 8am - 4:30pm, however additional hours may be needed, as and when business requirements dictate.


  • Oversee the production processes
    • Manage production budgets and implement cost control activities
    • Target driven role
    • Plan, implement and control the production schedule
    • Ensure that production is cost effective
    • Review and adjust the schedule where needed
    • Ensure that production procedures are adhered to by maintaining and implementing systems and structures (including e.g. 5S, Kaisen (Continuous Improvement) and Lean Manufacturing)
    • Lead development of new production processes
  • Maintain, implement and enforce quality control and tracking programs to meet quality objectives and customer requirements (including ISO 9001:2015)
    • Analyse production and quality control to detect and correct problems
    • Determine and implement improvements to the production process
    • Work out and implement standard operating procedures for production operations
  • Liaise with suppliers, customers and management
  • Supervise and motivate a team of workers
    • Ensure efficient collaboration and co-ordination across all team members
    • Review worker performance through a formal appraisal system
    • Monitor and review the performance of staff and organize necessary interventions for improvement
    • Identify training needs and develop staff roles and responsibilities
    • Manage human and material resources to meet production targets including recruitment and staffing levels
  • Make decisions about equipment use, maintenance, modification, and procurement
  • Ensure implementation and adherence to health and safety procedures
  • Work with management to implement the company's policies and goals

Person specification:

  • Previous experience in a similar role is essential
  • Previous experience within a manufacturing environment would be advantageous
  • Strong business acumen and production knowledge
  • Excellent planning, management, communication, and organisational skills
  • Able to problem solve and delegate effectively
  • Awareness and knowledge of risk assessments and health and safety procedures
  • An understanding of the HR function