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Head of Manchester

Head of Manchester

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  • Sector:

    Production / Operations

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  • Salary:

    65000-68000 Per Annum

  • Contact:

    Paul Gorton

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Head of Manufacturing

Location: Gloucester

Salary: Circa £65k - £68k

Interim – 6 Months

A local composite manufacturing company are now looking for a Head of Manufacturing to join their team.


Responsible for a £10M per annum manufacturing department with c. 60 people
manufacturing composites for Marine and Industrial applications. Processes include pressing
and machining.

Direct reports include 2 x production managers, 3 x engineers, night shift
manager and various dotted lines to maintenance, planning etc.

Head of Manufacturing - The main focus

Initially is delivering a site integration, working to receive and embed incoming departments
transferring to Gloucester.

Head of Manufacturing - Role Description

  • Working with HR and your managers, interview, select, hire and onboard a
    manufacturing team, who have the right skills to support the site consolidation
  • Work with your opposite number in the Manchester site to successfully implement a
    knowledge capture/ skills transfer programme, in line with the project timeline.
  • Post transfer, bring the manufacturing processes back on line in Gloucester, ensuring
    safety, quality, and productivity requirements/standards are met, as well as rapidly
    and effectively resolving (in coordination with the project team) any start-up issues to ensure continued on time customer supply.
  • Positively reinforcing group values which includes a safety-first culture.
  • Motivating, coaching, and embedding a new manufacturing team.
  • Travel to the Manchester site as required.

General Responsibilities:
As a manufacturing manager you will be responsible for the following:

  • Implementing the manufacturing strategy for the business, focusing on safety,
    capacity, efficiency and quality.
  • Directing and driving lean manufacturing and 5S principles throughout the wear
    manufacturing departments.
  • Experienced in managing the challenges associated to on time composite
    material/products manufacturing within filament winding, press shop and machine
    shop (batch precision engineering) environments.
  • Acting as the champion of continuous improvement within the manufacturing area,
    setting ambitious targets.
  • Supporting the engineering function with their proposals for new production
    techniques, automated manufacturing systems with supporting analysis and costings
    to drive efficiencies
  • Transforming the company operations to a modern and lean organisation and share
    information and experience about best practice whilst achieving safe, reliable and
    efficient operations
  • Reinforcing best working practices that promote company culture & vision.
  • Proactively leading and supporting employees to encourage maximum performance.
  • Evaluating business performance by analysing and interpreting data & metrics;
    present recommendations as necessary.
  • Write and Submit reports in all matters of importance.
  • Participate and lead high level change management projects

Head of Manufacturing - Person Specification

  • Must have previous experience in a similar Senior Manufacturing role
  • Degree, or equivalent, level in manufacturing, engineering or sciences discipline
  • MUST come from a composite manufacturing background or Precision machining background
  • Able to lead major change initiatives and projects with a view to continual
  • Able to build, motivate and develop a winning team

For more information please call Paul Gorton on 0161 976 3540.

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