Plant Manager Gateshead 1705435

Posted on: 22/03/2018
Ref: VAC-16457
  • Start Date: 30/04/2018
  • Region: North East
  • Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Industry: Executive
  • Discipline: Engineering Manager
  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Duration: n/a


Job Description

As a Plant Manager you will develop efficiency strategies to ensure the plant meets production goals and standards at minimal manufacturing costs. You will drive continuous improvement and optimisation of all processes and oversee all daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing ensuring policies and procedures are followed. As Plant Manager you will oversee planning, organising, and regulating of production and maintenance operations to guarantee effective return on capital. Crucial to this role will be your ability to drive continuous improvement processes within a manufacturing/engineering environment, implementing KPIs and metrics as well as providing accurate and realistic reports to key stakeholders. As Plant Manager you will be expected to harness a working environment which encourages team work, accountability and an engaged workforce. You will be responsible for improving productivity and profitability through the implementation of effective work methods and problem solving tools.


o Establish and implement a manufacturing business strategy which:
o maximises profitability for the business within timescales by driving improvements in cost structures including manufacturing efficiency and sourcing/purchasing cost improvements.
o achieves a culture of continuous improvement and engagement by all people to make processes more efficient.
o Deliver accurate financial forecasting numbers based upon current backlog and linked to the planned output / production schedule.
o Drive the site to deliver output in-line with the committed forecast.
o Input projected delivery dates for future forecasted demand to enable an accurate MPFY (Most Probable Financial Year) forecast to be generated.
o Drive the site and facilitate the sales team’s success to overachieve the financial plan.
o Provide projected delivery dates to the sales teams as required for the sales quotation process. Provide the best possible date for both the client and our company taking on board the operating circumstance to include: the urgency by which the client requires the order, the market competition along with the ability of the site to deliver on time and to budget.
o Input projected delivery volumes for future forecasted demand along with expected COGS and operating costs to enable the annual planning process to be undertaken.
o Implement strategies in alignment with ISE global strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus.
o Introduce and monitor additional processes and six sigma methods including. 5s, Lean manufacturing principles, Kaizen etc.
o Maintain company KPI’s and ensure targets are communicated to Managers, use operational metrics to root cause analyse any problems.
o Monitor customer issues, feedback, deadlines and deliverables and ensure internal/external customer issues are handled effectively and quickly adapting internal processes as and where necessary.
o Manage the facility within operating budget.
o Advise on and implement production methods and techniques whilst preparing justifications for new capital expenditure.
o Increase production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimising unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards.
o Be responsible for production output, product quality and on-time delivery. Create plans and own the drive to improve results that are below target.
o Collect and analyse data to find places of waste or overtime.
o Develop systems and processes that track and optimise productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets.
o Stay up to date with latest production management best practices and concepts.
o Develop robust internal processes to ensure material and resource requirements are available to meet actual and forecast sales demand.
o Accomplish plant objectives by establishing plans, budgets, and results measurements, allocating resources, reviewing progress and making mid-course corrections.
o Foster a positive team ethos geared towards profitably satisfying client requirements and a sense of urgency to address customer concerns.
o Utilise specialist support functions in order to develop, monitor people skills and achieve business goals.
o Establish a cadence from the staff (at least monthly) to the shop floor to review actual performance (check) to KPIs and business targets and establish appropriate countermeasures to adjust.
o Develop an effective team structure with communication to get people engaged and focused on the top priority business needs.
o Provide QHSE leadership ensuring personal/team compliance with legislation and Company policies and drive a culture that health and safety is our top priority.
o Be fully familiar and conversant with department and company policies, procedures and processes, ensuring all work and actions undertaken are in full compliance at all times.
o Travel when required as dictated by business need.

Quality Essential:
Qualifications: · Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering or related engineering discipline or equivalent. · Secondary Qualification in Business Operations or related discipline.

· Experience within multi-disciplined Production / Plant Management role covering CNC machining, Fabrication, Assembly and Testing is essential
· Working knowledge of implementing and monitoring of corrective action programs.
· Extensive experience in financial forecasting and annual financial planning is essential. · Experience within purchasing/sourcing
· Proven experience in the successful application of Lean and CI techniques.
· Working knowledge of Engineering Manufacturing environments

Skills, training or special knowledge
· Knowledge of disciplines of manufacturing management such as production, inventory control, variable cost productivity, quality systems and metrics.
· Day to day/monthly working knowledge and understanding of balance sheets and P&L accounts.
· Solid understanding of Lean Manufacturing and Change Management and have theoretical and practical experience in implementing lean manufacturing and continuous improvement techniques such as 5S.
· Managing manufacturing budgets · Six Sigma Black Belt

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