Production Manager

15th September 2021
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Job Type
10pm - 6am
Pay Rate


Our client based in Huddersfield is looking to recruit a Production Manager on a full time, permanent basis.

Lead the manufacturing function within budget and output targets to meet customer requirements and standards. Full accountability for ensuring safety, customer quality, cost and delivery requirements are met.

Responsible for a diverse team consisting of both fabrication and assembly departments. Motivating and instilling discipline, standardising where possible to ensure consistent, productive team by building working relationships ensuring that Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to and daily production targets are met.

Manage the team on best practice and establish standard policies and procedures whilst also mentoring and leading teams. Implement and manage continuous improvement and modern manufacturing principals by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in training, working practices and processes.

Key Responsibilities: Strategy and Development

  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice manufacturing vision, strategy, policies, processes, and procedures to aid and improve operational performance.
  • Identify business improvement opportunities within the organisation
  • Ensure the target productivity level is achieved on a daily basis
  • Responsible for production planning, financial performance, meeting customer requirements and maintaining the orderly and productive operation of planned activities
  • Update the production plan on a daily basis with accurate visibility to the senior management team .
  • Identify business improvement opportunities within the organisation

General and Task Management

  • Effectively and efficiently manage the production of the required daily/weekly/monthly targets in line with customer specifications, meeting quality and delivery expectations, minimising costs where possible and ensure the required best working practices are maintained at all times
  • Communicate and liaise with other departmental managers regarding throughput of stock to ensure production targets are met
  • Drive process improvements on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by appropriate data analysis
  • Produce written reports and make presentations
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems with the assistance of the engineering department.
  • Support in conducting risk assessments of processes and tasks in the department
  • Ensure that the facility operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors

People Management

  • Manage, coach and develop the manufacturing team that meets agreed objectives, and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements
  • Set department objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports
  • Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required
  • Manage and lead the team, ensuring adequate staffing levels, managing holiday allowances, recruitment, training, development, appraisal, attendance, disciplinary issues, and daily supervision to maximise efficient productivity with support of the HR department
  • Motivate and coach the team to operational success
  • Provide experience & expertise to the team
  • Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems
  • Consistently promote high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standards and behaviours expected of them.



  • Develop, implement, and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) for each area of responsibility
  • Ensure KPIs are met by working to the overall plan, including management of, and reporting
  • Input and hold responsibility for manufacturing budgets
  • Prepare the annual Manufacturing budget and forecasts and all Capital Expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with legal standards. Manage the budget from identification to completion of projects.


Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent leadership and man- management skills Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage a variety of cross-functional team members
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Excellent organisational and follow-up skills
  • Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making
  • Commercial and Financial acumen Qualifications and Experience Levels:
  • Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred, or HND, BTec Professional Level 5 Award or equivalent NVQ Level 5 qualifications.
  • Technical understanding
  • Understanding of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Kaizen, lean manufacturing desirable
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems experience would be advantageous
  • Process Flow Creation.
  • Work instructions and flow development.
  • Qualification in Health & Safety advantageous.
  • Effective Production planning ensuring on time in full delivery of goods.
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