Production Manager Kent £Neg/V.Good + benefits.
Reporting to the Technical Operations Manager, this role is working within a high precision, assembly and machining environment. Required to own and implement operational policy and strategy that delivers short term (yearly) department-level results. Drive continuous improvement and higher performance through the department managers and oversee the resolution of operational problems in addition to proactively identifying solutions to more complex matters. A key influencer, the role is responsible for obtaining buy-in to and understanding of company and operational policies, practices and procedures that promote and deliver excellence. The role is supported by technically experienced professionals who exercise latitude and independence in daily operations and assignments. The Production Manager develops and coaches direct reports to achieve high performance at individual, team and department level.
Analyse and apply business data and reporting to monitor quarterly / monthly performance of departments against KPIs and other goals and objectives. Set monthly KPIs to achieve operational plan.
Set objectives, monitor progress and take corrective action and control the performance of both self and if appropriate, others. Take timely decisions whilst at the same time ensuring others follow similar principles. Focus and push both self and others to achieve targets, budgets and results despite any opposition or antagonism on route. Challenge the status quo in order to achieve a culture dedicated to continuous improvement and best practice. Meet people with ease and motivate them to seek opportunities and achieve high standards.
Smooths relationships when difficult circumstances prevail and develops a culture of trust both within and outside the team.
5+ years in a relevant leadership/management role within a relevant/comparable role or sector
Experienced in managing multiple project teams/departments compromised of professionals, team leaders and technical experts/managers.
Recognised professional and/or management qualification
Experience/knowledge of business improvement tools and techniques
Bachelors degree (BEng / BSc / BA preferred) or equivalent e.g. NVQ Level 6 qualification
Relevant management training and development
Excellent people skills with the ability to communicate all levels within the business
Proficient and experienced in use of MS office platforms (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook), databases and ERP systems. Project management.
Full job specification on request.