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Our automotive and motorsport supplier of transmission systems is looking for a Manufacturing Plant Manager to join them on a permanent basis at their Surrey based facility.
JOB TITLE: Manufacturing Plant Manager REPORTING TO: Head of Manufacturing
Responsible for the management of a full shift operation, key responsibility will be the operational management of the manufacturing facility, including the health, safety and welfare of all employees, third party contractors and site visitors as well as complying with all standards and legislation, in addition to controlling budgets and forecasts to deliver agreed production volumes, expenditure and costs.
" To meet and exceed where possible agreed performance metrics for operational effectiveness of company assets.
" To develop fast connected flow across the plant, optimising the constraint and interactive bottlenecks within a Theory of Constraints (TOC), Drum Buffer Rope (DBR) environment.
" To build and develop a stronger management team capable of leading the hourly workforce to meet the demands of the future.
" To improve employee relations through participation of shop floor personnel in cross functional improvement activities.
" To identify, propose and implement opportunities for business improvement that enhance earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA).
" To identifying and eliminate historical practices that can impact the financial well-being of the plant.
" To deputise for the Head of Manufacturing as required.
" To work closely with Production Planners and Business Managers.
" To engage with the business management community to identify business opportunities within the capabilities of the plant.
" To maintain product quality standards.
" To improve communication throughout the organisation and at all levels.
" To manage direct reports, including carrying out of annual performance reviews, identifying training needs, agreeing development plans and managing attendance.
" To work with the Head of Manufacturing and Operations Director to translate strategy into specific annual performance goals and departmental objectives.
" To recruit and induct new members of the manufacturing team in conjunction with the HR department.
" To develop and encourage health, safety and environmental policies and procedures, observing Health and Safety rules at all times.
" To follow Company quality Procedures, Standards and Work Instructions.
" To carry out reasonable duties as requested by Management.
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Education, Qualifications and Training
Ideally educated to degree level in a Science or Engineering based discipline.
Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimise team performance and development (E)
Must have good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. (D)
Must have good knowledge of Microsoft Project. (D)
Must have a good understanding of Engineering Drawings. (D)
Must have a good understanding of manufacturing principles. (E)
Understanding of transmission components and Manufacturing systems. (E)
Must have good awareness of production environments. (E)
Must have good awareness of a manufacturing environment. (E)
Must have good commercial awareness. (E)
Strong planning, influencing and project management skills. (E)
Strong multifunctional team leadership skills. (E)
Action orientated. (E)
Good analytical skills to convert business objectives in to achievable tasks. (E)
Strong communication skills. (E)
Creative but yet able to work precisely according to procedures, rules and regulations. (E)
High levels of integrity, confidence, independence and collaboration skills. (E)
An ability to effectively manage change. (E)
Must have good organisational skills and a structured approach to problem solving. (E)
Must have good leadership qualities for driving projects and tasks. (E)
Ability to work within a team environment. (E)
Special Requirements of the role
To work to a high and consistent standard especially when under pressure. (E)
Be hands on and have a desire to resolve problems. (E)
Deliver projects within defined and agreed plans. (E)
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