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Date Added: Tue 15/06/2021

Manufacturing Manager

Ipswich, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £40000 - £50000/annum commensurate with experience

Owing to a successful period of growth, a leading manufacturer of Fibre Optic components now requires a Manufacturing Manager to join their facility in Suffolk.

The Manufacturing Manager will manage the Manufacturing of both new and mature volume products to meet stringent customer expectations of delivery timescales, cost and reliability.

You will be leading a team of Manufacturing Team Leaders, Technicians and manufacturing engineers, to champion programs of continuous improvements for processes, yields and overall cost reductions, whilst maintaining world class customer satisfaction.

Your key responsibilities will include:

* Set, monitor, fulfil and report on Manufacturing KPI's.

* Management responsibility for the Manufacturing department and all its employees.

* Planning resources, tooling, space and equipment requirements for all Manufactured products.

* Liaise with other departments accordingly to coordinate material requirements.

* Manage yield improvement activities, continuously improving in-line build yields.

* Set targets and monitor output to ensure objectives are met.

* Management of the Manufacturing Engineering team.

* Support company objectives including OTIF.

* Review and sign off engineering drawings and process documentation, managing and monitoring manufacture to specification.

* Manage the training program of manufacturing and manufacturing engineering personnel ensuring adherence to a strict criteria and ensuring records are updated as appropriate. Identify training opportunities and ensure effective cross-training is achieved.

* Manage and continually review cost and cycle time, planning and implementing reductions in cycle time by process improvements and equipment improvements.

* Monitor and review the performance of staff, conducting performance reviews and managing improvements as required.

* Ensure compliance to health and safety standards and ISO standards.


Ideally you will hold a Degree in an Engineering discipline, with strong manufacturing management experience.


As the successful Manufacturing Manager you will have a proven track record as a Manufacturing Manager in a high-tech Manufacturing Engineering environment, including manufacturing improvements.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with fibre optic products manufacturing, testing, reliability testing and quality control, and technology transfer, NPI activities.

Additional Information:

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Copies of Passports and Visas will be requested for verification purposes.

Skills: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Manager, NPI, Test, Fibre Optic

To Apply Direct: Please email your CV and covering letter to Iona Mulligan
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