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Manufacturing Supervisor

Our client is looking for a Manufacturing Supervisor in Stockport UK, to lead and supervise the operations team to safely ensure the on-time delivery of finished products at correct quality and cost. To champion continuous improvement in all activities and areas of responsibility. This exciting opportunity is a permanent, full time position joining the clients rapidly growing business, and reports to the Manufacturing manager.

Our client has a century of engineering excellence and innovation of rapidly deployable, modern bridging systems for use in military and disaster relief scenarios and are now a key partner in the MoD’s Boxer mechanized Infantry Vehicle programme.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • To manage your team to deliver products on time, to cost and at levels of quality compliant with programme demands.
  • To ensure your team operate in accordance with the company’s Health Environmental and Safety policies, lead SHE activities in your area.
  • Follow the Quality system and Manufacturing procedures.
  • To maintain the competency, capability and capacity of the machining team to ensure delivery of programme requirements.
  • To manage, train and coach the Manufacturing team.
  • To follow production plans and develop plans to maximise labour efficiency.
  • To manage local KPI’s, analyze and establish improvement actions in line with business targets.
  • Manage consumable items within cost targets.
  • Report on team performance to Production manager
  • Recruitment of staff, training and development. Lead all employee relations activities for your area.
  • To lead / support problem solving activities as required.

Experience / Qualifications:

  • Degree / HND in Manufacturing or Engineering discipline or equivalent
  • Previous Manufacturing Supervisor experience from Aerospace, Automotive or similar mechanical engineering business is essential
  • IOSH /NEBOSH certificate desirable
  • Current driving license
  • Structural steel / amour plate welding experience desirable
  • Production planning and scheduling knowledge
  • Leading and implementing production readiness plans
  • New production introduction
  • Resource planning
  • Management of risk and risk mitigation
  • Project reporting including definition and collation of KPI’s
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Computer literacy skills (MS Office)
  • Factory maintenance and PM planning
  • Knowledge and understanding of MRP
  • Safety in a manufacturing environment
  • Completion of employee performance reviews

Additional Requirements:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Structured Problem-Solving skills
  • Able to communicate at all levels
  • Leadership by example and development of potential
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work and make decisions under pressure
  • Time management skills
  • Strong people person, ability to work as part of a team

Industry: Defence
Location: Stockport, England, UK
Salary: TBC

To apply please submit a current CV, along with details of your current earnings to:

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