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Job definitions

  • Job Title: Department/Process Manager
  • Function: Manufacturing
  • Reports to: Operations Manager/General Manager/Managing Director

Job Purpose

To manage a single or multiple production departments or processes meeting customer delivery and quality expectations whilst maximising and continuously improving efficiencies and minimising costs.

Scope:

Financial

  • Small £5 million
  • Medium £5 to £25 million
  • Large £25 million and over

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the production process to optimise throughput and efficiency whilst minimising waste and ensuring customer expectations for quality and delivery are met on time and in full
  • Manage continuous improvements in the key aspects of manufacturing performance and customer service and quality
  • Establish compliance with safety, health and environmental legislation and Group policy
  • Undertake and control and revenue projects within agreed resource levels and timescales
  • Recruit, develop, motivate and manage a production team that maximises its performance potential and meets current and future business needs
  • Control resource expenditure for labour, direct expense and consumables within the approved budget and provide early indications of nay potential variances in order to assist the overall business forecasting
  • Implement on a daily basis the adoption of best working practices and operational methods in order to maintain process efficiency and competitiveness

Qualifications

Educational and Professional

  • Graduate Calibre or similar through experience/vocational qualification

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

  • Minimum 3 years experience/supervisory experience in a unionised manufacturing environment
  • People management skills
  • Exposure to change management processes
  • Communication skills
  • Team building
  • Negotiation/consultation skills
  • Awareness of current Health and Safety, Environmental and Employment legislation/standards
  • Recruitment skills
  • Budget management/cost control awareness
  • Project management and problem solving skills
  • Numerical/verbal reasoning skills