Production Manager

Working Solutions
17 Oct 2016
16 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Production Manager

Reporting to: General Manager

Our Client was established in 1975 and has a proud heritage in steel and related products.

After continuing improvements to their facilities they are proud of the complete and comprehensive range of materials they can offer to their customers and that over past years their sales and delivery service has been recognised throughout the trade as second to none. They appreciate that nine times out of ten material is required extremely urgently. They therefore run a fleet of over 60 vehicles that are available in your area every day. They cover the largest range of steel sections, tubes, sheets, plates, mesh, stainless, aluminium, brass, copper, plastics. In fact if it's used in engineering they probably stock it. If they have not got it, they will go out of their way to get it for a customer.

They have nearly 500,000 square feet of covered warehousing located throughout Eastern and Central England. There is also a deep water shipping terminal.

Additional facilities include: Shot Blasting and Painting, Shearing, Folding, De-coiling, Sawing, Profiling, Plasma and Laser Cutting.

Dedicated and personalised sales staffs look after specific territories to provide local knowledge, service and support.
This Company offers real career opportunities for individuals looking for new challenges and personal growth.

Role Purpose & Dimensions

Management of all aspects of responsible area and day to day working - deal with all operations, administration and Health and safety issues.

Co-ordination of activity on orders/projects from inception to completion aimed at meeting the client's requirements and ensuring completion on time. Organising the daily production schedule for 11 saws, 2 drills, 2 surface preparation lines, 4 guillotines and a brake press.

The ideal candidate will have supervisory experience responsible for over 15 staff in 6 warehouses. Disciplined and organised with an affinity for planning and control. To be responsible for all procedures and monitoring.

Principle Accountabilities

General Duties

Plan and manage all resources including people, plant, material, tools and third party services to meet the operational requirements
Develop and execute production plan to meet business targets, keeping deferred work to a minimum
Ensure all maintenance activity is undertaken in accordance with the relevant maintenance instruction and company Standards.
Ensure optimum shift coverage minimizing downtime, complaints or delay to our customers
Ensure all machinery is being utilised to its maximum potential.
Ensure that all departments meet the requirements of your production schedule.
Liaising with sales staff and management regarding lead times and ensuring customer requirements are met.
Maintaining ISO9001 and CE manufacturing systems including stock control and batch traceability.
Ensuring all aspects of production adhere to current Health and Safety practices and company policy.
Specific Duties

- Order works consumables
- Ensure all PPE is being used and clean
- Organise workloads within daily routine
- Manage works holiday planning
- And any works related issues that occur(call out subcontractors when machinery breaks down)
- Staff discipline
- Input on hiring staff when necessary

Core Competencies

- Understanding of company and quality systems and issues associated with product standards
- Leadership skills
- People management skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent communication skills written and oral.
- Problem solving and decision-making
- Ability to prioritise
- Ability to interpret and apply a rule base
- Ability to interpret priorities and give prompt accurate instructions

Performance Requirement

Performance Measurement is the responsibility of the jobholder for the business as a whole and individual business heads based upon profitability, quality standards, productivity and staff performance.
Role may include responsibility for specific development projects and their successful completion.

If you feel that this is the ideal role for you send your CV ASAP

WSI Recruitment Consultancy are working as a Recruitment Agency on this role, only applicants eligible to work in the UK should apply.