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Date Added: Tue 10/05/2022

Production Manager

Maidstone, UK
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Company: WALLACE HIND SELECTION LTD

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £50000 - £55000/annum 25 days holiday + pension + employee

Are you an experienced Production Manager, Factory Manager or Manufacturing Manager looking to make a real difference in our drive to become a world class manufacturer. Leading a team of 70 you'll have the autonomy to improve and develop our production facilities as you see fit.  
 
BASIC SALARY: Up to £55,000
 
BENEFITS:
· 25 days holiday (incl factory shutdowns) plus bank holidays
· Pension: 5% employee / 3% employer
· Employee Assistance Programme
· Free on-site parking
 
LOCATION: East Peckham
 
COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Gillingham, Sevenoaks, Crawley, Dartford, Oxted, Sittingbourne.
 
JOB SPECIFICATION: Production Manager, Factory Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Shift Manager  - Coatings / Polymers
 
Reporting into the Managing Director and leading a sizeable team of production staff (circa 70), with the support of 2 Shift Supervisors and the Head of Engineering, you'll oversee the smooth operation of our 9 acre factory site.
 
This Production Manager role will be a varied one with a strong commercial element. You'll be responsible for:
 
· Ensuring orders are managed throughout the entire production process, delivering OTIF.
· Reviewing and implementing Continuous Improvement procedures to constantly challenge and improve our manufacturing standards.
· Liaising closely with key stakeholders, including; Group Operations Manager, Logistics Manager, Digital Manager and Design Studio Manager to future plan new product manufacturing capabilities.
· Implement lean manufacturing initiatives to improve overall output, reduce wastage and cut lead times.    
· Advise on CAPEX investments to facilitate on ongoing performance growth.
 
We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and a significant task will be to review and improve our product recycling programme.
 
REQUIREMENTS: Production Manager, Factory Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Shift Manager - Coatings / Polymers
 
You MUST have a proven track record as a Production Manager, Factory Manager or Manufacturing Manager and show how you have lead a large team (c70 people).  
 
In addition, you will:
 
· Have excellent planning and organisational skills
· Enjoy being visible on the shop floor- we're not looking for an "ivory tower" manager
· Bring the gravitas to quickly gain the respect of a long-established team and positively affect the status quo
· Be willing to take accountability for your work and support your team.
 
You could come from any manufacturing or production background, but of particular interest are candidates from the Chemicals, Coatings, PVC, Wall Coverings, Polymers, Flooring, or Carpet manufacturing sectors. Of greater importance is your ability to lead and motivate a team while driving production improvements.
 
THE COMPANY:
 
We employ over 250 people across two geographically separate sites, our head office north of London and our manufacturing site in East Peckham. With a turnover of £23m and a history dating back 170 years, we are the UK's leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of PVC and Polymer wall coverings to commercial enterprises across Hospitality, Healthcare, High Street Retailers, Commerical Office, Cruise Ships and Residential sectors.   
 
It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services:  Production Manager, Factory Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Shift Manager, Site Manager, Chemicals, Coatings, PVC, Wall Coverings, Polymers, Flooring, Carpet.  
 
INTERESTED? Please click apply. You will receive an acknowledgement of your application.
 
Please Note: Wallace Hind Selection have been chosen as the retained recruitment partner of our client and therefore any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.
 
REF: LH16856, Wallace Hind Selection
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