Plant Manager

Job Title: Plant Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sunderland
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-02-25 00:00:00
Reference: 025419405
Contact Name: Robert Wigley
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 08, 2019 13:12

Job Description

Part of a major international group, this organisation is setting up a new manufacturing facility on a 'green field site' to produce complex high value components for the automotive industry. As Plant Manager you will be responsible for setting up our clients flagship facility to supply into a prestigious automotive customer.

Plant Manager
(High volume automotive JIT/ JIS manufacturer)
c£100,000 + benefits
Location: Sunderland

Job Description:
As Plant Manager you will be responsible for ensuring the operational P&L and supply of quality product in an efficient and productive way whilst also providing a high level of service to its customers.
Responsible for evaluating how the business operates and developing strategies to drive competitive advantage through safe and efficient use of resources and implementation of new technologies, systems or processes.
Responsibilities include Production, Quality, MP&L, CI, HR, Engineering, IT and Finance.
As Plant Manager you will ultimately be responsible for employee engagement and communication and for coaching your team to higher levels of performance and delivery.

Day to Day responsibilities include:
o Ensuring the systematic daily organisation of resources including people equipment and materials are available to meet customer requirements.
o Setting and reviewing operational budgets and objectives with full P&L responsibility. Ensuring financial targets and other agreed KPI's are met in all departments.
o Monitoring and analysing the current system of production to ensure efficient and effective use of resources.
o Improvement strategies to drive productivity, competitive advantage and increase profitability.
Managing, measuring and motivating employees and ensuring they have the needed skills and equipment.
o Coach individuals within the operations team to perform at a higher standard.
o Reviewing organisations capacity and capability and ensuring plans are developed to meet current and future organisational needs.
o Optimise working capital management.

The successful candidate will already have significant experience working in a similar Plant Manager, Operations Manager, General Manager, Manufacturing Director capacity in a large, fast paced, high volume manufacturing environment meeting the needs of a demanding customer.
o P&L and Operational responsibility for a medium to large scale manufacturing plant, ideally JIT/ JIS facility
o Experience gained with first tier automotive supply to OEM, ideally Nissan
o Ability to drive cultural change you will demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, fostering teamwork and achieving high expectation business objectives.
o Ability to empower others through strong leadership and motivation.
o Management of personal and operational performance in a culture of continuous improvement.
o Clear, concise and appropriate in your communication style both written and verbal.
o Able to recognise and respond to customer expectations, drive for results and demonstrate innovation in decision making, change management, and continuous improvement activities.
o In essence, you will have full ownership for all aspects of the plants' performance in terms of Cost, Quality, Delivery, HSE and People

About Our Client:
Our client is an international market leader in the manufacturing of high value automotive components supplied directly into a major automotive OEM. The plant is currently under construction with significant investment in order to establish a World Class Manufacturing facility.
In return our client is offering a very competitive salary, performance related bonus, car allowance, pension, life assurance, health care plan and corporate discount schemes.
More importantly this is a fantastic opportunity to set up a new manufacturing factory and lead a team to become world class operation.

Please apply on-line or call Robert Wigley for a confidential discussion

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