R.T. Lane Recruitment

The Production Manager will manage the production area to include direct labour, Maintenance Technicians and facilities, Operations Supervisors and Line Leaders, ensuring the department is operating efficiently and as cost effectively as possible to satisfy customer requirements.

The role will have 50 direct reports and have responsibility for the Production floor, continuous improvement activity, cost reduction, and associated projects.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assuring the production areas are operating with the correct production targets and scrap escalation processes. Monitoring and analysing the performance daily to ensure targets are met. Provide mentoring/support to staff where targets are not achieved.
  • Present production statistics to the wider management team. OEE, Labour efficiency, Hourly monitoring, scrap & rework are key metrics.
  • Manage and direct the department to ensure production are achieving KPI’s, Customer deliveries are achieved OTIF. Own the daily GEMBA walk.
  • Assuring the correct level of labour is available, taking into consideration volumes / mix and adhering to labour forecast and referencing budget assumptions. Liaising with recruitment as required, assuring adequate training of employees. Training matrix and cross skilling strategy constructed and deployed.
  • Monitoring performance of workforce to ensure an acceptable level of efficiency is maintained.
  • Ensure all manufacturing activities are carried out to comply with Quality cGMP requirements by the team and ensure that no compromises are made in terms of the quality of the product produced.
  • Own the production plan and balance workload, accordingly, ensuring all employees are fully engaged at all times.
  • Manage Health & Safety within the department, taking responsibility for safety issues, investigate root cause of accidents and incidents, implement / recommend preventative measures to ensure that accidents do not reoccur and lead safety initiatives.
  • Drive the companies 5S program and ensuring all persons comply with good housekeeping requirements.
  • Setting and reviewing budgets / forecasts and managing departmental costs.
  • Promote and facilitate the continual improvement of all products, production processes and operations with a view to improving Environment, Safety, Quality and Business Performances.
  • Supply training to new and existing employees in line with business needs.
  • Maintain and develop Company culture, values and reputation with all staff and partners.
  • Coordinate and complete special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Work in a team orientated environment across all departments, contributing to problem solving and idea generation, with a comprehensive knowledge of Lean.


Education, experience & additional skills:

  • Experience in managing a batch building production environment, reliant on manpower, with a proven track record.
  • Strong leadership and decision making skills, providing excellent people management and communication.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise, organize and apply good time management skills.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office packages, including operational data sheets.
  • Previous manufacturing environments: Brazing/Welding/Tube bending (desirable)
  • Manage departmental and staffing budgets.
  • Process Engineering and Operational management.

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