Head Of Production

Posted 9 March by Hunter Selection Ltd
Head Of Production
£60,000 - £70,000

Our client is a leading British automotive vehicle manufacturer that is dedicated to producing vehicles that's quality is recognised as second to none. Due to growth into various export markets they are looking for a Head Of Production to come on board part of the executive team, reporting to board level, managing the whole of the production department.

Role & Responsibilities:

*Be part of the executive team and be responsible for the whole production department
*Carry out both short & long-term production strategic planning
*Reporting to directory level, producing high-level business reports & effective plans
*Set KPI's and objectives to achieve optimum efficiencies
*Be responsible overall for a team of 160 staff
*Ensure objective & goals are met and exceeded through performance related development
*Manage and drive staffing plans, schedules, initiatives and performance levels
*Contribute to overall profit targets through budget reporting, planning & cost control
*Enforce a continuous improvement & lean culture

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

*Must have working knowledge of engineering & manufacturing industry
*Must be used to working in a high-pressure, results driven environment and willing to get stuck in
*Ideally have worked within the automotive or automotive parts manufacturing
*Practical experience of assembly techniques, machine shop and assembly production
*Must have most recently worked as a senior manager, head of production or production manager within a unionised organisation
*Be a strong man manager & communicator across all levels of the business globally
*Cost control skills & reporting, budget planning & KPI management and development
*High level of organisational & planning skills
*Able to work to tight deadlines & budgetary requirements
*Come from a continuous improvement / lean manufacturing environment and culture

Benefits Package:

*Salary:- £60,000 - £70,000
*Benefits:- Private Pension, Life Assurance, Private Medical, Company Car Allowance
25 Days Holiday, Senior Management Bonus Scheme, Mobile, Laptop

Job Reference No: SE502 / 611

Suitable candidates should apply immediately by calling our Managing Consultant for this vacancy -
Chris Gumm on or by sending your CV directly to him at

We regret that this client is not prepared to sponsor work permit or work permit transfer applications. Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.
Hunter Selection is an employment consultancy and currently has permanent vacancies for Engineering and Manufacturing professionals throughout the South West & South East of England. If you are looking for work in this area we may be able to assist you. Contact us directly on and discuss your requirements with one of our dedicated consultants.

Required skills

  • Automotive
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Production Management
  • Senior Management
  • Head Production
  • Chassis Manufacturing

Reference: 34648630

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