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Production Manager

Production Manager
£Competitive plus benefits
Thatcham
Automotive

A Production Manager is required to take responsibility for the management of a full shift operation for the production of low volume high technology automotive transmission products. Candidates with experience of operational management of a manufacturing facility, including the health, safety and welfare of all employees, third party contractors and site visitors would be well received.

Due to increased workloads this company, an award-winning transmission technology specialist based in Thatcham, requires a proactive Production Manager to control budgets and forecasts to deliver agreed production volumes, expenditure and costs. As Production Manager you will be required to:

  • Meet and exceed where possible agreed performance metrics for operational effectiveness of company assets
  • Develop fast connected flow across the plant, optimising the constraint and interactive bottlenecks within a Theory of Constraints (TOC), Drum Buffer Rope (DBR) environment
  • Build and develop a strong management team capable of leading the hourly workforce to meet the demands of the future
  • Improve employee relations through participation of shop floor personnel in cross functional improvement activities
  • Identify, propose and implement opportunities for business improvement


The Production Manager should have the following skills or experience:

  • Degree qualified in an engineering related discipline
  • Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimise team performance and development
  • An understanding of transmission components and manufacturing systems
  • Good analytical skills to convert business objectives in to achievable tasks
  • An ability to effectively manage change
  • Strong planning, influencing and project management skills
  • Strong multifunctional team leadership skills



This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with good understanding of manufacturing principles to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Thatcham based transmission technology specialist will offer you:

  • £Competitive
  • Pension


Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Production Manager and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Production Manager role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.