Plant Manager

Wigan Permanent £70,000 - £80,000
  • Growing Manufacturing Company
  • Senior Management Role

About Our Client

Our client is a growing manufacturing company based in Wigan.

Job Description

The Plant Manager is fully responsible for all manufacturing on site, and for implementing group national standards and systems. You'll be responsible for a multi shift operating site with a team of circa 60 and direct reports of 7.

This is an exceptional opportunity and the successful applicant will be able to achieve and carry out the following:

● Ensure a systematic approach to control of all operational management activities.

● Increase manufacturing, delivery quality and performance.

● Drive a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence.

● Ensure production is equipped to deliver results with clear supporting data.

● Clear strategy on achieving capacity levels.

● Drive down direct and indirect costs to make a substantial improvement on profitability.

● Work with the management team to implement effective employee relations and employee engagement.● Motivate and coach manufacturing team

● Focus on product quality and line efficiency improvement

● Agree and regularly review individual objectives with Manufacturing Team

● Ensure objectives/appraisal process is successfully functioning throughout the factory

● Ensure training and development needs are defined and acted upon

● Working closely with Operations Manager and HR, take lead involvement in all recruitment and disciplinary issues.

● Regularly review KPI's (including downtime analysis), and in conjunction with maintenance, line and technical teams work to improve quality, efficiency and costs.

● Manage raw material stocks.

● Work with Country Engineering team

The Successful Applicant

● Degree educated in an engineering related discipline (or equivalent qualification/experience).

● Proven ability to run a profitable cost centre

● Six Sigma Green/Black Belt (certified) would be advantageous but not essential.

● Proven track record on lean initiatives and change culture

● Proven experience in an Operational leadership role in a high volume manufacturing or industrial industry

● Confident when dealing with Customers and Suppliers

● Proven track record in a safety first culture

● Exceptional Communication and interpersonal skills

● Strong business knowledge and ability to interface with manufacturing organisation

● Excellent people management skills with experience managing a team

● Demonstrates an inclusive problem solving style

● Previous manufacturing background is essential, but we will consider any sector within this

● Budget ownership and cost control

● Understanding of line efficiency measures

● ISO9001:2000 understanding

● Health & Safety understanding

● Self-starter able to prioritise work for self and team

● Computer literate and comfortable using bespoke IT software.

What's on Offer

£70,000 to £80,000 plus car allowance, excellent bonus and benefits package

Huw Painter
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+44 161 829 0369

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Huw Painter
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