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Production Manager

Dartford, Kent
£55,000 to £58,000
Job Type
5 Sep 2022
Absolute Executive Search are partnered with a well-established and reputable Manufacturing Company based in Dartford who are looking for a Production Manager to join their friendly team. The successful candidate will be responsible for, goods-in, stores, kitting, all aspects of production, maintenance, housekeeping, and production planning/scheduling and provide information and feedback to sales in order to satisfy the customer requirements. The role gives complete control over the production process, from orders in, following up with purchasing, checking and advising on parts into stock, manufacturing products on time, giving feedback to sales (indirectly to the customer) and to set quality standards in accordance with customer's requirements. Key Responsibilities:- Responsible and accountable for manufacturing - from goods in, storage of the goods (stores), issuing the goods (kitting), producing the products, closing off the production of the goods ready for dispatch. Responsible for all staff and duties in the associated areas. Manufacture products efficiently, on budget, to set quality standards and on time. Reduce lead times while keeping production flexible in order to meet customer expectations. Monthly reporting to the senior management team, based on key objectives. Prioritise workload accordingly to maintain deadlines. Analyse output against forecasted plans to track performance, identifying any problem areas and opportunities to improve efficiencies. Communicate between production and sales team to ensure lead times are achieved and customers are made aware of any possible delays. Allocation of goods in, to ensure manufacturing continuity. Create reports detailing manufacturing, materials and capacity requirements for the factory. Ensure cycle counts are in place and reported on a weekly basis. Responsible for compliance with quality control systems (LIAQA), Rohs & Reach and product testing for CE and UKCA certification. Requirements: Qualification in the field of production or similar field related to the job requirement. Knowledge and practical implementation experience in production controls (e.g. Lean manufacturing, etc). Familiar with ISO standard environments, knowledge of ISO9001 and EMS ISO14001 would be particularly advantageous. Understands and operates in an environment familiar with KPI's (key performance indicators). Take control of the manufacturing supply chain. Ensure the required KPI's are cascaded throughout your area of responsibility in line with company requirements. Performance appraisals and one on ones are conducted on time and are proven to be effective. Ensure a professional level of management and leadership is maintained. The ability to juggle and prioritise many different requirements bringing order into your area of responsibility. Hours:- Monday to Friday - Office Based. Salary up to £58,000 If you are interested in this position, please upload your CV or contact us directly for a confidential discussion about the position
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  • Job Reference: 704623731-2
  • Date Posted: 5 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Absolute Executive Search
    Absolute Executive Search
  • Location: Dartford, Kent
  • Salary: £55,000 to £58,000
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent