Whitehill Pelham are recruiting for an experienced lean manufacturing expert with a background in electronics assembly and production to join a highly successful Cambridge manufacturing business as their Head of Production.
You will be responsible for developing the manufacturing systems, processes and infrastructure to ensure the business can achieve growth and budget forecasts and deliver an efficient and cost effective manufacturing service. You will be responsible for both the manufacturing manager and lean manager, owning and developing the manufacturing strategy championing and embedding lean methodology and thinking. In the pursuit of world class operations you will roll out initiatives such as short interval control, quality circles and kaizen events to simplify processes, improve output, reduce waste and create an agile manufacturing service.
The ideal candidate will be of degree calibre, have first class people management skills and thorough understanding of lean manufacturing (6Sigma training would be ideal). You will be used to owning and developing manufacturing strategy and playing an active role on an SMT. You will be able to evidence experience of improving and developing and manufacturing plant and of successfully engaging people at all levels in your change agenda.