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Production Manager

Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum
Location: Wakefield
Date Posted: February 12, 2019
Ref: JES-68512022119330

We are currently working with a very successful SME turning over around £16m and growing. The company is looking to recruit a Production Manager to take control of its mattress production, both rolled and sprung.
The successful candidate will oversee the activities of circa 25 staff in a busy team oriented environment. Candidate must have experience of Mattress manufacturing in order to be considered.

Production Manager/Shift Manager/Production Supervisor/ Manufacturing Manager/ Beds/Mattresses

Key Responsibilities:

Develop production schedules in conjunction with the production Planner and Operations Director; plans direct, and assigns duties for manufacturing personnel; schedules and authorise overtime as necessary to meet production schedules

Recruits, hires, and trains employees on manufacturing functions; conducts safety orientations and meetings; assures that established policies and procedures are followed.

Troubleshoots any production problems; assures that machinery, equipment and facilities are properly maintained for efficient production; reports any process or equipment problems.

Ensure production is cost effective and efficient

Supervise, motivate, and coach your team.

Ensure that H+S policies and procedures are adhered to at all times

Achieving customers agreed delivery dates.

Development of top level KPI,s into departmental Section leaders objectives.

Maintaining and improving the systems to monitor and review the results, continuous improvement

Support the Section Leaders to take decisions in line with their positions and creating an environment where they can engage their teams to be more inclusive and productive

Training and Development of your Team to realise their potential and support the business and the needs of business going forward

Developing a good understanding of Cycle times and lean Manufacturing techniques with the Production team, and actively promoting a Continues Improvement culture through all departments

Ensure Stock Accuracy is maintained at all times by working closely with the Stock Control staff.

Work with the MRP system on forecasting and Capacity functions to ensure the adequate preparation of Labour, Materials and necessary machinery to achieve the required sales

Responsibility for delivering new products into the manufacturing area on time, overseeing all the necessary requirements.

Coordinates with the Engineering Manager the development of manufacturing methods, processes, tooling to produce new products. Reviews and implements engineering change notices as appropriate; updates manufacturing records and procedures (DFME and PFME procedures)

Coordinate with the Product Design and the Operations team to ensure smooth introduction of new/improved products into production

Support the accurate maintenance of BOMs

Source New Suppliers and Components

Work with suppliers to ensure correct specification of materials for production, costs and standards

Responsible for the upkeep of Technical information relating to Products and Processors

Production Manager/Shift Manager/Production Supervisor/ Manufacturing Manager/ Beds/Mattresses


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