Job vacancy - Production Manager

Position: Production Manager
Reference: CHacs182
Location: Lewes
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum

As the Production Manager, you are supporting the operations director in the day-to-day organisation of 6 operations departments to ensure production targets are met, on budget and on time, in addition to the management of development projects alongside the engineering team. You will also be expected to drive process improvements within' the operations department, these will include LEAN and 6 sigma activities. Therefore, a good understanding of implementing LEAN and 6 Sigma principles along with a recognised qualification is essential to the role.

  • Provide direction and daily management to the production planner, team leaders, managers, and supervisors within operations
  • Ensure that both customer demand and engineering project timelines are met through efficient use of resources and materials
  • Take responsibility for NPI process management and make changes where necessary to ensure information is clearly presented and actions are communicated and completed
  • Work with operations and engineering teams to support readiness for manufacture, supply chain resilience, staff training, documentation and remove barriers to execution
  • Implement Lean projects to reduce waste and increase efficiency throughout the supply chain and production process
  • Monitor and react quickly to changes in demand, cost, and resource, using external suppliers where necessary to ensure delivery expectations are met
  • Manage NPI projects from engineering/design phases through to development and into production. Keeping the teams updated with weekly / milestone progress reports, ensuring the business case and project targets are on track
  • Ensure product development and production stages are met and stage gates are completed within the agreed project timescale
  • Work with the operations director to take high level company strategic goals and translate them into activities to ensure the operations department makes good on its commitments to both the business and customers
  • Calculating costs and lead times for assemblies for the sales and engineering departments
  • Making judgements on material requirements and expediting where required

To be successful in this role of Production Manager we would love to speak to anyone who has experience of:

  • Experience of production management, preferably in a mechanical or precision engineering environment
  • A minimum HNC in an engineering discipline
  • A project management qualification or presentable project management experience
  • A Lean, 6 Sigma qualification, preferably with experience of implementing LSS and lean tools into a manufacturing environment (Visual management, VSM, 5s, FMEA, Kaizen, Poka-Yoke)
  • Experience managing NPI projects into production

ACS are recruiting for a Production Manager. If you feel that you have the skills and experience required in this advertisement to be a Production Manager, please submit your CV including an outline of your experience as a Production Manager. It is always a good idea to include a covering letter outlining your experience as a Production Manager with your application as this will enhance your chances of selection and improve your prospects of landing the Production Manager role you desire.