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Plant Manager (Manufacturing), Cambridgeshire

  • Location: Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £55000 - 58000 per annum
  • Start date: To be confirmed
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sector: Manufacturing & Engineering
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Job Description

Plant Manager (Manufacturing)

Ramsey (PE26)

Full-Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 08:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday

NEW DIRECTIONS is seeking an experienced Plant Manager for one of the UK’s leading timber pallet and packaging solutions businesses that delivers a wide range of goods and services to industrial, public, and manufacturing markets.

Reporting to the Regional Director, this role will be responsible for leading the pallet and case manufacturing function within budget and output targets to meet customer requirements and standards. You will have full accountability for ensuring safety, customer quality, cost, and delivery requirements are met and ensure all Timber stocks are sufficient to support all new business opportunities.

You will be responsible for developing an enthusiastic, motivated, and flexible team by building working relationships and ensuring that Health, Safety, and Environmental requirements are adhered to. You will also be responsible for plant production, financial performance, meeting customer requirements, and maintaining the orderly and productive operation of planned activities. It is crucial to stay current and up-to-date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise others of any impact.

You will play a key part in the team to manage the team on best practices and establish standard policies and procedures whilst also mentoring and leading teams. You will implement and manage continuous improvement and modern manufacturing principles by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in training, working practices, and processes.

As a Plant Manager, you will have a good understanding of continuous improvement techniques, extensive plant-level experience with significant proven supervisory experience, and an understanding of manufacturing and procurement/supply chain. Confidence, decisiveness, and excellent attention to detail are the keys to success.

Skills/ Certifications Required for Plant Manager

  • Extensive manufacturing plant-level experience with significant proven management experience
  • Good understanding of continuous improvement techniques e.g. LEAN.
  • Experience in managing Profit & Loss responsibilities for manufacturing.
  • Understanding of IOSH/NEBOSH, ISO 14001
  • Understanding of manufacturing and procurement/supply chain
  • Competent in analysis, assessment, measurement
  • Perseverance, personal ambition, and willingness to develop within a dynamic environment.
  • Proven track record of driving productivity improvements through KPI’s
  • Commercial and Financial acumen.
  • Competent in analysis, assessment, and measurement.

What you’ll receive in return:

  • Competitive Salary up to £58,000 per annum (DOE) plus 10% Bonus
  • Career development in a large family-run business
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Pay Rewards – discounts on vouchers
  • Refer a friend scheme

Think you have what it takes? If so, we want to hear from you.

New Directions Holding is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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