Factory Production Manager (M/F)

  • Company : Alliance Consulting
  • Localisation : Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon - Midlands de l'Est, Royaume-Uni
  • Position : Factory Production Manager
  • Type of Contract : Permanent contract
  • Date of publication : 2019-09-16
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Job Description


I am working closely with my leading electronics engineering and manufacturing client to recruit a Factory Manager. Based at their Cambridgeshire site, you will be responsible for organising and supervising the assembly and testing of products within allotted timescales whilst ensuring they meet customer specifications and can be guaranteed defect free. You will also develop and lead Continuous Improvement and LEAN manufacturing initiatives across the site.

This is an exciting time to join the business as they continue to support the implementation of change and represents an excellent opportunity for you to mould the site (including the team of 15 staff: SMT, Manual Assembly, Test & Stores) to your vision and put your own stamp on the business. You will be responsible for setting and maintaining KPIs, regularly reporting performance, and agreeing production schedules with the UK Head of Manufacturing.

The emphasis for the successful candidate is on excellent team work and managerial skills within a production manufacturing environment. Applications are invited from experienced Factory Managers, Plant Managers, and Production Managers, as well as ambitious production team leaders who have worked in an electronics assembly environment (they have 3 production lines of surface mount with some through-hole involved).

The purpose of this role is to direct and support leaders of the Production Teams to effectively meet departmental objectives that you will be involved in setting. This role covers a full range of activities, including:

  • To direct and facilitate change management throughout the department
  • To set production output targets in collaboration with the Head of Manufacturing.
  • To manage all staff to nurture and maximise talent potential with a view to strategic succession planning
  • To lead Lean and Continuous Improvement Process Activities and support EHS
  • To deliver regular reporting of departmental performance (daily & weekly)

This is a challenging role; the successful applicant will be flexible, determined and self-motivated, with experience of managing in a shift production environment. Previous experience of Lean Manufacturing and detailed reporting are both highly desirable. This role is an excellent opportunity for someone to make a real impact and take ownership of the direction of the site within a highly respected company.

The successful candidate will benefit from a competitive salary and excellent benefits (including 1pm finish on Fridays).

More information available upon application

When applying for this role, please indicate your current salary (plus benefits package), minimum salary required, notice period and your reasons for wishing to move from your current company. Alliance Consulting is acting as an employment agency in this respect. Alliance Consulting specialise in the placement of engineers throughout the UK. By sending us your CV you are explicitly consenting to our processing of your personal data on a computer database and/or in manual files for the purpose of evaluating your application for employment. This processing will be carried out in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998. By applying for this role you hereby consent to us submitting your CV to our client. If you do not wish your CV to be sent to our client then you must clearly state this to us. Equally, if there are any companies that you do not wish your CV to be sent to (for whatever reason), then please let us know of this when you apply.

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SMT, Surface Mount, Electronics, Factory, Production, Manufacturing, Manager
  • Start date : ASAP
  • Term :
  • Experience Required : More than 10 years
  • Salary : £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
  • References : 887086DH_1568631154
  • Activity area : Aerospace Manufacturing
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