Manufacturing Team Manager

Posted 6 March by Reed Engineering Featured Ending soon
Manufacturing Team Manager
Circa £50k, plus benefits
North Devon
Full Time Permanent

Have you got experience managing a team within a machine shop or similar precision environment?

Are you happy to manage and develop a team of around 40 people?

Are you results driven and do you have a passion for continuous improvement?

If so this job could be for you!
This position is responsible for managing operations within the machine shop at my client’s site in North Devon. You will be responsible for leading and managing a team of 35 – 40 people, with 3 team leaders to assist you, The successful candidate will have a varied and exciting role driving and improving performance in order to meet strategic and financial goals.

The machine shop manufactures completely new parts for the aerospace and defence industry as well as modifies existing product lines.

Key Responsibilities

Managing and directing all manufacturing activities, creating high performance environment

Providing leadership in support of a continuous improvement culture in quality, productivity and delivery

Working closely with other departments on new product introduction

Fostering a zero incidents culture, cooperating closely with Health and Safety Manager

Working on Lean projects, implementing continuous improvements culture

Monitoring resources, performance, costs/ waste and output

Coordinating business initiatives

Training and developing team members, increasing employee engagement

Qualifications/ experience

Ideally degree qualified or equivalent, but candidates with the right experience will still be considered

Strong experience in manufacturing operations within a low volume, high mix environment

Experience in people management

Ideally experienced in Lean Six Sigma methodology

Strong organisational and time management skills

Driven by results

Capable of developing people and interested in further career development

Salary / Benefits

Circa £50k basic salary
Private Health care
Ability to buy and sell holiday

Great promotional opportunities

Ongoing learning and development opportunities made available

Interested? Please apply online or contact Luke at Reed Engineering on 0117 317 8000 or email

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 34218801

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