Production Manager

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  • United Kingdom (LO_GBR_GBR_NTF) View on Map
  • Post Date : April 27, 2023
  • Apply Before : June 20, 2023
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  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience Fresh
  • Industry Development
  • Qualifications Certificate

Job Description

Do you wish to play an active part in building healthy, sustainable environments?

At Wavin, we have a ‘calling’ … to service. A purpose. To build healthy, sustainable environments. And where is our help most needed? The very places we live in: our cities. Our cities’ drinking water is leaking away, greenery has been disappearing, streets are flooding after heavy rainfall and its sewer systems are outdated, polluting our groundwater. It’s time to join forces and build long-lasting cities. It’s time for you to join our team!

At Wavin, we engage and collaborate with city leaders, engineers, planners and installers to help make cities future-proof and buildings comfortable and energy-efficient. As a pioneer in sustainable water infrastructure, we focus on creating positive change in the world, guided by our purpose of Building Healthy, Sustainable Environments.

We want to build a team of champions. That’s why Wavin is currently looking for a Production Manager to join our team at Chippenham. If you want to make a difference and work for a purpose-led company, please read on.

The role

Reporting to the Site Manager, the Production Manager will work at our Chippenham site, the position is available on a full-time basis, typically working Monday to Friday around the hours of 08:00 till 16:00, however given the nature of role flexibility is expected. As the Production Manager you will be responsible for a range of managerial tasks within the production department. This includes maintaining quality, efficiency, Health, Safety and Environmental standards. You may be required to work in other areas of the site as required for business continuity.


Develop and pro-actively manage the Health and Safety systems and procedures, driving safety KPI’s to ensure accident prevention and safety improvement in manufacturing.
Manage overall production activity within Chippenham site to achieve KPI targets and business objectives with daily, weekly and monthly review of all KPI’s with team members.
Manage departmental output versus budgetary constraints and review monthly with operations controller.
Co-ordinate activities with site and distribution management to ensure operational efficiency and safety standards are maintained and improved.
Develop good working partnerships with internal stakeholders to ensure KPI’s are achieved.
Ensure manufacturing on time in full (OTIF) and production plan attainment are in line with business objectives
All internal and external quality issues are addressed and Parts Per million (PPM) Defects are to world class standards
Communicate effectively with employees, lead and motivate to develop relations and successful manage personnel resources
React to process deviations and implement improvement actions
Ensure SAP Master Data is compliant and take corrective actions as appropriate
Deputise for Site Manager as and when required.  


HNC/D in relevant manufacturing discipline
At least 5 years production management experience
Lean/Six Sigma methodologies – Certification to minimum Green Belt Level
IOSH/NEBOSH safety qualification
Pro-active in a pressurised environment
Understanding of thermoplastic materials, extrusion and injection moulding processes and or assembly automation advantageous
Good working knowledge of H&S legislation in relation to manufacturing (IOSH/NEBOSH qualification)
Good understanding of eliminating manufacturing waste through use of recognised continuous improvement methodologies.
Strong communication skills. Effective at communicating 1:1, in groups and to senior personnel both verbally and in writing.
Effective coach, mentor delivering improved performance through people engagement
EHS legislation quality processes/procedures – IPPC, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001
A creative thinker, proactive and dynamic with excellent problem solving and motivational skills  

Wavin offers

Do you want to make a difference by building healthy, sustainable environments? As an international company requiring many different professional skills, we understand and celebrate diversity, inclusion and belonging. At Wavin, we encourage all our employees to develop their talent with great innovative programs, and to become the best version of themselves. Together, as a strong team, we grow, and deliver on our purpose every day.  Wavin is the place to be if you truly wish to make an impact. In addition to working with an enthusiastic, professional team in an international environment, we offer a competitive compensation and benefit package.


Wavin is active in the building and construction industry across multiple continents. Wavin is part of Orbia, a community of companies bound together by a shared purpose: to advance life around the world. Wavin is backed up by 65+ years of expertise and works with 10’500+ employees in 37 countries worldwide. Wavin is the largest business group in Orbia. Orbia has commercial activities in 100+ countries, 21’000+ employees and 120 production sites.

Contact us

If you have questions or you want to know more about the position, please contact our People Team. To apply, use the apply-button.

We advertise our vacancies to attract candidates. If we need agency assistance, we will contact agencies on our Preferred Supplier List. Any speculative CVs we receive will not be accepted as an introduction

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