Production Manager

Job Title: Production Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-05-28 00:00:00
Reference: 231100175
Contact Name: Jordan Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 30, 2019 14:42

Job Description

Production Manager

Our client is currently recruiting for a Production Manager to join their site in Cambridgeshire. The ideal candidate will have experience in electronics and also production. The role of the production manager will include supervising and directing the development and implementation of activities in production. You will need to be able to prioritise certain schedules with efficiency and supplies to ensure the targets are being hit. You will need to also plan and administer procedures and budgets, making budgetary recommendations and at higher levels, controlling capital expenditures and direct/indirect labour. Identify, support, motivate and help develop the skills of the individual members of staff.

As Production Manager you will:
Issue work to the staff in accordance with production plan and notify the Head of Operations of any problems and deviations from this. Control the SMT, Conventional assembly, Inspection & Test teams to ensure products are made to meet the delivery requirements of our customers.
Control the scheduling of assemblies into the despatch department in sufficient time to ensure items are shipped at the required times and ensure materials are available to produce the items required for manufacture according to the production plan. (This includes dealing with short & faulty supply of parts).
Develop and motivate the assembly teams ensuring they are multi-skilled by providing training and coaching to the teams. Whilst also monitoring the performance of direct reports and set SMART objectives & targets and review their performance against these. You will also need to be able to look forward at future customer requirements/orders and plan to meet these by adjusting labour availability and machine capacity.
Make suggestions and recommendations to Operations and Engineering on improvements to existing procedures & working methods. Ensure that agreed working procedures and health & safety precautions are adhered to by all staff at all times. Duties may be modified or assigned at any time to meet the needs of the business.


The ideal candidate will be educated to a degree level or proven electronics and electro-mechanical manufacturing experience along with also managing a large team.
Strong MS Office & IT skills required for the role
Previous and extensive knowledge of production and electronic processes, with a solid understanding of quality and health & safety standards.
A proven level of coaching expertise along with developed leadership and influencing skills to help drive improvement and growth through culture, learning and experience, challenging at the appropriate times.
Proven knowledge and experience of the application of continuous improvement systems, standards and tools and how to execute and monitor these through production teams. Ideally LSS trained