Production Shift Manager

Are you an experienced production/assembly/kitting manager looking for a Monday to Friday 9-5 role where you can implement lean and continuous improvement tools and techniques for an established mark leading business?  Are you looking to start asap?  Want a career not just a job?  We got you, read on 😉  


What’s on offer?

  • Based salary of circa £35,000 to £40,000
  • Bonus up to 10%
  • Private medical cover
  • Contributory Pension
  • 22 days holiday + Christmas/New Year Shutdown + Bank Holidays


What will you be doing?

Leading a team of circa 30 (2 direct reports, supervisor and production planner, 2 team leaders and circa 26 operatives) in a fast moving assembly/kitting operation to ensure all orders are fulfilled on time and in full.  This will include organising and implementing production plan activities, leading and motivating your team and ensuring all KPIs are hit and SLAs met.  You’ll not only ensure operational targets are achieved but you’ll be looking for ways to continually improve the processes, facilitating kaizen and lean tools and methodologies.  Another key area of focus will be ensuring the ongoing mentoring, training and development of your people, putting in place robust succession plans.  This is an operation that assembles products of varying sizes before packing and organising the dispatch to the customer, so you’ll also have responsible for some storage and distribution activity as well.


Who will you be doing it for?

This business is a long established, leading manufacturing and distribution company who’s products are used across nearly every industry and sector.  They benefit from being part of a larger, multi-billion € turnover global group that brings them strong investment, and you long term job security.  You’ll become a part of the caring, positive culture they’ve established that extends not only to their people but also their local community, as evidenced by significant CSR activity, such as numerous fund raising events and volunteering days.  They can offer you long term career development prospects as well as investment in your ongoing training and development.


What do you need to bring to the table?

To be successful in this role it’s expected that you’ll be able to bring the majority of the following skills and experience:

  • Proven experience managing a production/assembly/kitting operation, both from a day to day and strategic perspective
  • Natural leadership qualities – the ability to inspire, motivate and engaging diverse teams to deliver excellence
  • Intermediate to advanced level with Microsoft Suite Packages such as Excel and Powerpoint
  • A strong understanding of, and experience working with, operational systems such as WMS, ERP/MRP is essential
  • Lean/Six Sigma (Green Belt and up) would be highly advantageous
  • Experience of implementing and maintaining 5S is highly desirable
  • IOSH trained would be a distinct advantage

If you like the sound of the above and fancy learning more, apply with a copy of your CV, your LinkedIn profile, or whatever you have, or drop us a line to discuss in more detail. Every application is reviewed by a real person (crazy right?!) and everyone will get a response, it’s the least you deserve.

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Job Information

Job Reference: V-32120
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits: 10% bonus, contributory pension, private medical cover, 22 days holiday + festive shutdown + bank holidays
Salary From: £35000
Salary To: £40000
Job Industries: Manufacturing & Production
Job Locations: Birmingham
Job Types: Permanent

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