Production Manager

Location: Melton Mowbray,Leicestershire
Position Type: Permanent
Salary: £30k - 35k per year

Production Manager
Circa £35,000 dependent on experience
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm
Melton Mowbray

The Candidate

Your skills, experiences and attributes will include…

  • Previous experience working as a Production Manager or similar is vital. 
  • Experience working in food / fmcg / packaging etc would be highly beneficial. 
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Confidence to promote solutions in any situation
  • Technical skills of the understanding of how to gather the knowledge through processes mapping
  • Project management skills, practically through seasonal and peak periods of productivity
  • Ability to efficiently organize resources in line with the requirements of the customers demands
  • Problem solving skills using a disciplined approach and the relevant tools
  • IT and numerical skills, the ability to evaluate spreadsheets and the basic business cost cycle
  • Communication skills
  • Be able to develop teams and set key goals / objectives for them
  • Able to define the accountability / responsibility across your department  

The Role

You will be responsible for ensuring the production facility runs effectively & efficiently, placing emphasis on quality, delivery, H&S, and its employees at all times. Your main roles and responsibilities will include…

  • Support the development of the daily production plan, future schedules, and the direct impact that they have on your department.
  • Ensure the correct placement of staff to achieve optimum performance in each section.
  • You must achieve previous set targets for the job and strive to achieve new demonstrated targets.
  • Using Lean Techniques improve targets and train the concepts of lean to staff, e.g. Process Balance and the reduction of Non added value activities 
  • Ensure the accurate recording and display of kaizen improvements and the impact on the business.
  • Have a clear understanding of targets to be achieved by all areas of responsibility
  • Ensure the accurate recording of hourly outputs in line with the planned and future MRP systems
  • Oversee the analytical analysis of production outputs on a daily basis and identify areas of loss and improvement
  • Ensure routine maintenance, planned maintenance, and the prompt repair of equipment breakdowns are efficient and effective
  • Ensure all sections are cleaned down correctly as per 5’S’ / GMP standards and cleaning schedules.
  • Help ensure that stock accountability is kept at all times.
  • Ensure Health and Safety regulations are met and monitored in a way that focuses on continual improvement
  • Support the development of Job costings through with the key emphasis on People, Layout, Process steps, and production line output
  • Ensure that the quality of production standards are under control in all sections and meet the customers and company standards.
  • Availability to support and guide your staff outside of normal working hours, specifically during emergencies relating to Quality, Delivery, H&S, and your staff

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Contact: Steven Jakara (
Posted on website: 22/03/2018

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