Production Manager

Production Manager

  • Location

    Newmarket, Suffolk

  • Sector:

    Production / Operations

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    45000-50000 Per Annum

  • Contact:

    Blaze Furley

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    0161 976 3540

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


Production Manager

Location: Newmarket, Suffolk

Salary: £45k-£50k

Production Manager – Job Role:

  • Overseeing manufacturing and production processes
  • Liaise with other managers to formulate objectives and understand requirements
  • Estimate costs and prepare budgets
  • Organise workflow to meet specifications and deadlines
  • Monitor production to resolve issues
  • Supervise and evaluate performance of all production employees
  • Determine amount of necessary resources (workforce, raw materials etc.)
  • Approve maintenance work, purchasing of equipment etc.
  • Ensure output meets quality standards
  • Enforce health and safety precautions
  • Report to upper management
  • Creating and execute daily, weekly, monthly, and annual production schedules
  • Procuring factory production equipment and taking responsibility for its maintenance
  • Striving to reduce expenses and increase productivity across all product lines
  • Maintaining hygienic conditions for both employees and the factory itself
  • Implementing all the company’s procedures and policies
  • Communicating any problems or obstacles to senior management
  • Monitoring productivity rates, standards, and quality control
  • Training and coaching Factory Operators and Sorters
  • Implementing health and safety, environment, and quality requirements
  • Apply lean strategies
  • Work to aggressive growth targets
  • Implement ISO9001

Production Manager – Person Requirements:

  • Proven experience as a manufacturing production manager
  • Deep knowledge of production management
  • Understanding of quality standards and health & safety regulations
  • Knowledge of performance evaluation and budgeting concepts
  • Experience in reporting on key production metrics
  • Proficient in MS Office and ERP software
  • Outstanding communication ability
  • Excellent organisational and leaderships skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong decision-making skills and a results-driven approach
  • Basic understanding of patterns and grading
  • Knowledge of retail maths and the ability to calculate wholesale costs, resource requirements planning (RRP) and margins
  • Excellent understanding of lean manufacturing
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel to support work-in-progress and production schedules
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of material requirements planning (MRP) systems
  • Ability to operate all manufacturing or production line equipment

Desirable Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in production, manufacturing, materials science and engineering or a related field
  • Technical and production-based certifications
  • Certificate in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) or Level 3 or Level 5 Certificate in Operations Management.