Production Area Manager

Recruiter
Undisclosed Company
Location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary
Benefits
Posted
05 Mar 2018
Closes
19 Mar 2018
Ref
DT1132
Contact
Manpower UK
Sector
Manufacturing
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Manpower is pleased to announce an outstanding opportunity for a Production Area Manager at one of our most-valued clients. A key role at their Leeds location, the Production Area Manager will be instrumental in delivering efficiencies and effective leadership within the manufacturing function.

The business have a long history of providing world class products to the construction industry - from silicones to sealants, and fillers to adhesives, they are established as one of the leading names within the industry. The Leeds site is a key facility within the group, and over the last few years has experience sustained growth.

As Production Area Manager, you will lead a team of 25+ on a fast-paced production and packaging line in a critical area of the site. Your main challenges will include;
* Ensuring that production targets are met on time and to the highest levels of quality
* Driving a culture of performance excellence by implementing KPIs and creating a target-driven approach
* Championing continuous improvement by utilising Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques to deliver efficiencies and savings across production
* Upskilling the production teams to further embed initiatives such as autonomous maintenance
* Combining hands-on leadership and strategic input to engage internal stakeholders throughout the business
* Providing first-line management to the team such as grievances and appraisals
* Working cross-functionally within the plant to ensure a seamless production service in line with the commercial needs of the business
* Maintaining the highest level of health and safety standards throughout the site

This role will sit on weekly rotating shifts (6-2,2-10) Monday to Friday and it will suit an individual that has a strong desire to grow and develop their career, and that already possesses;
* Experience of production management within a fast-paced manufacturing industry (such as FMCG, automotive, packaging, chemicals)
* Demonstrable experience within a people leadership role (managing teams of over 10 ideally)
* A track record of delivering improvement projects and efficiencies within manufacturing
* Working knowledge of the lean manufacturing toolset
* The ability to train, coach and mentor a wide range of people in order to improve performance
* A result-oriented approach to management
* High level of communication skills with the ability to motivate and challenge people of all levels

In return, the business can offer unrivalled professional development opportunities, and a highly competitive salary and accompanying benefits package.

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