Production Manager

Location Southampton
Discipline: Aerospace
Salary: £40,000-45,000
Contact name: Joe Collins

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Job ref: 247
Published: about 2 months ago

­We are currently recruiting a Production Manager to work for a leading Aerospace business in Southampton. The successful candidate will be responsible for EHS, Quality, Cost and manpower planning, with the purpose of meeting productivity and operating targets.


The Role

  • Leading SQCDPE meetings to proactively manage issues and escalations.

  • Pursue state of the art technology and processes to enhance product/process predictability and delivered quality requirements.

  • Interface with other organisations and vendors to assure requirements are met on time.

  • Provide on-going support in scheduling resources, technical leadership and facilitating the flow of hardware to meet customer requirements.

  • Advocate Six Sigma rigors to all functions within the product area, driving on-going improvements and the Lean Vision of the value stream.

  • Achieve highest levels of internal and external customer service.

  • Support Senior Operations Manager in the strategic planning of manpower, equipment and other resources

  • Select, hire, train, develop, and provide ongoing leadership and direction of assigned personnel - Flow Leader and Shop employees and drive engagement.

  • Line management of a group of Flow Leaders.


Qualifications / Experience

  • Demonstrable experience in a manufacturing leadership role, preferably Aerospace.

  • Able to demonstrate Strong analytical skills.

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal & leadership qualities within a manufacturing environment.

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Ability to bring assignments & projects to a successful completion.

  • Ability to anticipate customer needs and ensure that they are met.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • The successful candidate must demonstrate capability to move beyond this position in the organization.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is desirable.

  • Six Sigma training is desirable.