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Production Manager

  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Salary: Market related
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 19 days ago

Job title: Production Manager

Role: Permanent

Location: Hampshire

We require a Production Manager (Polymers Division) for a leading player in lightweight engineering solutions, since 2007, the production facilities have grown from 20,000 square feet to 350,000 square feet, with plans for further expansion. The business started as a specialist tooling partner for the demanding F1 automotive sector before adding injection mould tooling, moulding to the skillset, and developing sought-after expertise in composite components.

This is an amazing opportunity for a Production Manager, with experience in Polymers, Metallics and Carbon, Production Planning, Quality, Health and Safety, and Engineering to join a growing company who will provide the following additional benefits and more:

  • 23 days annual leave & all bank holidays

  • Option to buy additional annual leave

  • Life assurance of three times your annual salary (including shift premium if relevant)

  • Wellbeing services including free and confidential counselling line

  • Employer pension contributions of 4% of your basic salary

  • Access to cycle to work schemes (subject to management approval)

You will be joining the Polymers Division and reporting to the Head of Operations. The position of Production manager is looking for an independent and autonomous leader, who can deal with the day-to-day issues as well as strategies for the future, ensuring structured, transparent, and organised leadership, with a focus on safety, quality, delivery, cost, and people development.

As the Production Manager (Polymers Division) you will be responsible for:

  • The safe and efficient running of operations, equipment, and personnel across department, whilst translating production schedules, plan resources and equipment to meet daily output.

  • Interaction with relevant process partners to ensure department output supports all output process flows.

  • Supporting Process Change Request (PCR) and Engineering Change Request (ECR) processes as required to ensure controlled change in accordance with company procedures.

  • Maintains conformance to defined quality standards. (TS16949, AS9100, ISO9001).

  • Implementing the manufacturing strategy, alongside the Head of Operations, and ensuring labour is managed and available for meeting operational targets.

  • Supporting New Product Introduction (NPI), ensuring department readiness for start of production (SoP) through to End of Production (EoP).

  • Develops a high-performing production team with a culture of right first-time quality and delivery through continuous improvement, minimising waste and ensuring financial targets are met.

The Production Manager should have the following competencies or experiences:

  • Previous management experience.

  • Proven track record of delivering results in the automotive manufacturing sector.

  • Proven experience in process improvement tools and techniques.  Be analytical – can analyse data sets to resolve true root causes.

  • Ability to work independently, be motivated and enthusiastic to meets department targets.

  • Able to lead and influence change with a balance between transformational and transactional approaches.

  • Hands-on leader with good leadership and communication skills, who is capable of developing and leading multi-disciplinary teams.

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. Apply now if you have a background in Polymers, Metallics and Carbon, or Engineering. If you have any questions about the Production Managers role, please contact Jordyn Disspain at Jonathan Lee Recruitment using

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.