Head of Production

Location Wroxham
Salary £50000 - £60000 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Executives, Engineering & Technical
Reference J8289
We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced manager with a proven track record in production management. The successful candidate will be joining at an exciting time based in Wroxham for a leading brand in the marine industry.

The Role:

-Reporting to the COO, you will be responsible for managing and leading a dedicated production facility.
-As manager at the site you will maintain and monitor the production targets at the site, as well as setting the standards for quality and an effective production process.

Main responsibilities:

-Full site responsibility for Health, Safety and Environment at the site working with the Group HSE manager and lead site wide safety risk assessments
-Align production operations with all Health and Safety policies, with responsibility for ensuring these are adhered to by our employees and any visitors to protect their safety
-Monitor site wide compliance with policies and PPE and establish processes to identify failures and address the causes
-Lead quality control processes and ensure that the facility is run to highest quality standards and to Lloyds accredited build standards and materials
-Allocation of manpower to yachts in build in order to meet delivery schedules and avoid bottlenecks
-Control operational costs at the site, with full commercial responsibility for costs at the site to include hours build vs budget, control of overtime hours to budget, consumable spend vs budget, lost time and scrapped materials monitored and time incurred appropriately charged
-Continually challenge cost targets to produce improvement plans with feedback to the design team changes and ideas to reduce the overall cost / build cycle time of each model, this should include material selection
-Control of any assets on site and appropriate repair or service requirements
-Deliver projects on time in full whilst keeping to production hours targets and quality standards.
-Manufacturing within the facility must be maintained to world class standards by utilisation of 5s principles and lean manufacturing techniques, leading on 5s improvement activities
-Maintain morale and a team working ethic. Set, communicate and review performance plans for direct reports and instil a culture of development of staff
-Work closely with Group Supply Chain to ensure that BOM delivery requirements (all materials) are scheduled and planned and communicated to the commodity buyer / materials planner.
-Work closely with other departments (such as design) and ensure any issues are promptly resolved

The Person:

-Proven track record in manufacturing, financial, project and production management
-Previously held a leadership position of supervising teams at an operational level
-Experience of leading and developing teams; bringing energy to a team and be a team player
-Ability to work to key milestones and tight deadlines, to meet customer requirements
-Excellent leadership and influencing skills
-Robust planning and time management skills and ability to multi-task
-Resilient problem solver
-Has a can-do' attitude
-Proven track record in delivering against KPIs, specifically, output, quality and on time delivery
-Ability to influence and collaborate across sites and functions
-Good technical knowledge and understanding of the cost, quality and delivery requirements of each boat
-Self-motivated with ability to manage suppliers and contractor effectively and professionally across several sites
-Excellent communication skills with the extended team, staff and suppliers alike
-Good computer skills such as MS project, word and Excel

If this sounds like something you would be interested in then please apply or call Hollie on 07810 473837 for more info.

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