Head of Production

Hours/Days: Full time

Salary: c£40 - 45K

Location: Derbyshire

Reference ID: 0412

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Job Description

Express Recruitment are proudly representing one of the East Midlands most prestigious engineering firms, providing engineering excellence to a wide range of industry sectors in the UK and overseas. Due to their rapid growth and continued success, they are seeking a talented individual to for their Head of Production position. The ideal candidate will possess excellent leadership quality skills as they will be tasked with the day to day operational management of a busy production team.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Support the production department with quality control, procurement, engineering and technical support.
  • Implement key LEAN manufacturing improvement methods with a strong focus on cost reduction and downtime
  • Liaise with the Health & Safety department with regards to audits, inspections and risk assessments, ensuring the production department is fully compliant with companies policies and procedures
  • Carry out site inductions and ensuring production staff receive required level of training to carry out specific duties
  • Monitor the onsite maintenance of key shop floor equipment  and liaise with contractors and sub-contractors to ensure efficient and smooth running of the shop floor
  • Exceed monthly KPI targets whilst closely monitoring production costs and expenditure to ensure they adhere to the companies allocated budget
  • Liaise closely with the General Manager to provide regular updates on production performance


Qualifications and Experience:


  • Educated to degree or HND level within engineering related subject
  • Previous Production Management experience within an engineering background
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent leadership and management experience within a fast paced manufacturing background
  • Knowledge of LEAN manufacturing tools and business improvement methods
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbally at all levels
  • Proficient with MS Excel/MRP/ERP systems


If you know you have the required skills and experience and would like to find out more please apply now. In return our client is offering a generous salary package, 24 days holidays plus stats, 3-6% contributory pension scheme and death in service (subject to completion of probation period).

Unfortunately we are unable to contact all candidates due to the large volume of applications we receive. If you have not heard from a consultant within the next three days please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Please do not hesitate to apply for other suitable roles in the future.

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Express Recruitment Ltd. The services advertised by Express Recruitment Ltd. are those of an Employment Agency

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