Production Manager (Chemicals) (M/F)

  • Company : Alliance Consulting
  • Localisation : Hertfordshire, Royston - Midlands de l'Est, Royaume-Uni
  • Position : Production Manager (Chemicals)
  • Type of Contract : Permanent contract
  • Date of publication : 2018-06-04
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Job Description


Production Manager (Chemicals), Based in Royston, Hertfordshire

Our client is a world class chemicals manufacturer, based in Hertfordshire, currently seeking to recruit a Production Manager to work at their busy Chemicals Manufacturing Plant. The emphasis for the successful candidate is on excellent team work and managerial skills within a production manufacturing environment. Applications are invited from experienced Production Managers as well as ambitious production team leaders who have worked in high volume, process driven environments (i.e. chemical, food, agro-chemical, automotive, pharmaceutical, refining, or similar) and have aspirations to progress into management positions in the future.

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 Production Team Leaders and Production Support.
  • To manage Team Leaders and Team members to nurture and maximise talent potential with a view to strategic succession planning
  • To adopt and support Lean and Continuous Improvement Process Activities
  • To support and mentor Champions of Lean Manufacturing and EHS
  • To manage stock control and loss minimisation
  • To ensure standardised best practice across the department and share best practice with other manufacturing operations
  • To assess potential to develop and up-skill all positions throughout the department
  • To implement performance assessment of all departmental operational staff
  • To support Operations Management as required to support the drive towards Continuous Improvement
  • To support the scaling up of products from Pilot Plant to the Production Plant
  • To work with projects teams to ensure value is maximised from capital projects and work with other stakeholders to facilitate successful project delivery
  • To deliver annual reporting of departmental performance
  • To take responsibility for departmental budget and cost controls (circa £1.5 million per annum)

As Production Manager, you will have responsibility for 25 personnel including Production Team Operatives, Scheduling and logistics control team members, Technical Support specialists, as well as Production Team Leaders who report directly to you. Regular liaison with all of these personnel means good communication and people skills are essential. A Team Leading or Management Qualification would be an advantage, as would a technical qualification in a chemical engineering related discipline, (i.e. chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, etc). Previous experience of sampling and operating chemical processes or similar will be advantageous but not necessary.

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, CIP, and handling budgets are all highly desirable. This role is an excellent opportunity for someone to make a real impact and take ownership of the direction of the department within a highly respected global company.

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.

Required profile


Production, Management, Engineering, Motivate, Motivation, Team, Leader, Shift, Chemicals, Batch
  • Start date : ASAP
  • Term :
  • Experience Required : 5 to 10 years
  • Salary : £41000 - £46000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
  • References : 886472DH_1528137689
  • Activity area : Aerospace Manufacturing

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