Head of Production

Posted 8 April by The Advocate Group
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Head of Production

Greater Liverpool Area

Leading UK Home Appliances Business

Are you an ambitious Operations Manager/Production Manager looking to inherit an end to end operation and make your own stamp on growing business experiencing significant transformation? Do you want to take ownership of a newly created position which has been identified for the succession plan for the current Manufacturing Director?

This leading Home Appliances Business, who take pride in delivering a premium product to their diverse portfolio of clients, are currently in the market for a Head of Production. The role will cover end-to-end Production, provide leadership and direction to the operational team; ensure that the manufacturing operation is aligned to the commercial agenda whilst setting and delivering on all KPI’s to achieve world class performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all working practices reflect the latest applicable safety legislation and guidelines to maintain a safe working environment for all employees, visitors and contractors
  • Ensure there are adequate resources to complete audits, audit actions and improvements
  • Support the HSE agenda across the site, ensure there are adequate resources to complete audits, audit actions and improvements
  • Ensure ISO 9001,  45001 & 14001 are adhered to & standards maintained at each external audit
  • Provide the necessary leadership and resources to ensure that all products supplied are at the highest possible levels and meet the required standards
  • Taking full responsibility for the production function within the business
  • Actively promote and support the use of lean manufacturing techniques to drive continuous improvements
  • Ensure that the site is capable of achieving the agreed annual KPIs
  • Through close liaison with all teams, ensure production is ready and available for use to meet customer demand
  • Ensure all of the workforce have the necessary skills to be agile and adaptable or have plans to gain the skills
  • Maximise the availability and efficiency of all factory assets
  • Ensure there are effective communication channels for all employees both formal and informal
  • Create an environment where change is normal and welcomed, where leaders replace managers
  • Ensure every employee has a detailed development plan following regular performance reviews
  • Control and manage production cost centre

Skills, Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • At least 6 years leadership experience from a production position with a track record of delivering results
  • An appreciation of the demands of working in a FMCG Company/Environment
  • Able to demonstrate how they have successfully applied modern manufacturing practices and experience gained operating an accredited quality management system
  • The ability to lead change, an engaging approach to manage others and the enjoyment of identifying and developing talent
  • Motivated to achieve performance and results though energy, drive and persistence
  • The ability to motivate and guide others to achieve set objectives by gaining commitment and providing direction and recognition
  • Working co-operatively with colleagues to achieve common objectives
  • Communicates clearly, concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing, sharing information with confidence, enthusiasm and with an impact that promotes understanding
  • You will be a dynamic, creative and an effective Leader, with a proven track record of working in an operations role that places people at the centre. You will have commercial acumen, able to spot opportunity, build strong business cases
  • Experience of implementing Continuous Improvement/Lean manufacturing procedures and activities

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