Engineering Production Manager – Non-Food FMCG Products

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Negotiable Salary Package DOE
22 Feb 2021
01 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Excellent opportunity for a highly-experienced and enthusiastic Engineering Manager to join one of the nation's favourite household consumer product brands.

Role Info:

Engineering Production Manager – Leading Non-Food FMCG Product Business
Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Full-time, Permanent
Hours: 40 hours per week as required
Salary: Negotiable dependent upon experience

We are an innovative British based producer of quality homewares and household products. Our quality products are designed and manufactured in Greater Manchester to be sold across the world. Our brand is a household name and last year was a record year for continued success and growth.

We employ circa 400 personnel worldwide; our unique family-owned business has a long tradition of supplying key UK retailers but increasingly our presence is getting to be known in European and USA markets.

We have a sustained and energetic programme of new product development to introduce exciting new products to an ever-demanding consumer, our organisational culture is both entrepreneurial and fast paced.

We are now seeking to strengthen our Engineering Production Management team due to our continued growth. The successful candidate will be reporting to the Head of Manufacturing to strengthen our engineering capability and help drive manufacturing improvement. The role will also include the responsibility for managing an engineering manufacturing location with various metal and plastic processes.

Key responsibilities of the role:

+ To take charge of the engineering, maintenance and machinery/ tooling teams across all sites whilst managing one of our key engineering factories.
+ Managing site production of an engineering-based manufacturing facility utilising metal pressing, welding, robotic assembly, and injection moulding.
+ Working with the equipment design & maintenance teams to develop and implement improved automation and more productive ways of manufacture.
+ Specification of requirements and capex justification.
+ Driving the reduction in overall manufacturing costs (through equipment design/investment)
+ Facilitating Kaizen and Lean events where possible
+ Ensuring all activities are in line with safety and quality guidelines
+ Supporting and developing the wider production/manufacturing engineering team
+ Reviewing tooling, jigs and fixtures to constantly improve performance and minimise waste, change over times, etc.
+ Lead Design for manufacture assessment and new product introduction
+ The commissioning or project management and installation of new plant and machinery.

Person Specification:

+ Ability to work under pressure, with excellent organisational skills.
+ Good project management skills and a team player
+ Good people management skills.
+ Must be hands-on, spending time on the factory floor,
+ Excellent communicator at all levels both verbally and written
+ IT literate
+ Flexibility to travel between sites
+ Ideally you will have experience within one or more of the following: metal fabrication, plastics moulding, packaging or textile manufacturing industries.
+ Demonstrate the desired attributes and ambition to be potential future leader/director of the business
+ Reasonably financially literate to understand costs involved with the role and products
+ A desire to improve continually, happy to lead on change and improve the culture of the business and to empower people within the business.

Qualifications and experience:

+ An experienced individual will have held production and or engineering management positions in a similar organisation.
+ ideally qualified with a mechanical engineering degree or similar but equivalent experience will also be considered.
+ Full UK Driving licence

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