Head of Production

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  • Saffron Walden, Essex View on Map
  • Post Date : March 15, 2023
  • Apply Before : April 22, 2023
  • Salary: £0 - £9000000
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  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience Fresh
  • Industry Development
  • Qualifications Certificate

Job Description

Location: Saffron Walden (CB11)
Duration: Permanent
Hours: 9am until 5:30pm (Monday to Friday)
Salary: Up to £90,000
Job Reference: 34718

Polytec are looking for a dynamic manager with a background in manufacturing to take on the Head of Production role for our Saffron Walden based client. This is a senior leadership role with responsibility for managing and developing the Production Team.


* Manage Production personnel
* Recruit, retain and adequately reward staff to optimise performance
* Effectively manage resources in line with forecast demand, to deliver product on time, within cost and to the correct quality levels
* Co-ordinate Supply Chain demand and Production scheduling
* Improve productivity through Lean, 5S, 6 Sigma, Kaizen and the use of tooling, jigs and automation
* Lead and support a culture of continuous improvement
* Ensure equipment and facilities are suitable for current and future demand
* Develop, implement, track and report on KPI's
* Manage Production budgets and forecasting
* Assist with the successful transition of products from development to Production
* Implement, maintain and monitor Production quality control systems


* At least 10 years' production management experience
* Strong people management and leadership skills
* Proven track record of performance evaluation, development, capability and engaging teams
* Degree or equivalent level in a manufacturing or technical discipline
* Solid understanding of cost analysis, financial productivity and the importance of direct cost management
* Good understanding and knowledge of continuous improvement techniques
* Understanding of Quality systems in a manufacturing environment
* Transition of products from RandD to production
* IT literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel

Please contact us as soon as possible for more details or apply below!

We will respond to successful applicants within a couple of days

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