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Production Manager

  • Location: Maidenhead
  • Salary: £Comp + Bens per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 7 days ago

  • Sector: Motorsport
  • Function: Manufacturing and production
  • Contact: Paul Branton
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01268 455525
  • Expiry Date: 21 December 2021
  • Job Ref: 59883

Production Manager

£Competitive plus benefits



A Production Manager is required to take responsibility for the management of a multi 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 lead daily reviews through SQDP process, identifying issues and opportunities to be resolved, improving the effectiveness of the plant by regular performance monitoring against agreed KPIs, and include the participation of plant management, team leaders and shop floor staff in cross functional improvement activities. As Production Manager you will be required to:

  • Meet and exceed where possible budgeted performance metrics for the operational effectiveness of the plant
  • Identify and eliminate non-optimal historical working practices that are detrimental to the performance of the plant
  • Work closely with the Manufacturing Manager and their business improvement team to develop and improve plant performance
  • Engage with the commercial and engineering management to identify business opportunities within the capabilities of the plant, including working closely with the Operations Director to identify CapEx requirements for the plant
  • Manage direct reports, including carrying out of regular performance reviews, identifying training needs, agreeing development plans and managing attendance
  • Work with the Operations director to translate strategy and budget into specific annual performance goals and departmental objectives

The Production Manager should have the following skills or experience:

  • Ideally degree qualified in an engineering related discipline
  • Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimise team performance and development
  • Good understanding of manufacturing principles
  • 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.


Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.