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Production Manager

Job Title: Production Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Luton, Bedfordshire
Salary: 43000 - 51000
REF: ProdMgrLuton
Contact Name: Lorna Dane
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 4 years ago

Job Description

Great client, I work for them exclusively.  This role was filled, the candidate left after three weeks having been asked back by his old employer!!  I have an interim in there now, but this is urgent.  Seeking good, proven production managers with stable background, reasonable commute to Luton who are used to HIGH QUALITY, fast pace manufacturing.  Amazing people, we need someone with grit, determination and a good sense of humour :)

Production Manager - £45-50k + benefits (negotiable)

“British Engineering, Design & Manufacturing at its best”

The Employer

We manufacture high end loud speakers and electronics including audio amplifiers, selling through a specialist distribution network across the globe.  Reporting to the Operations Director, as our Production Manager, you will be working in a business where original design, engineering and manufacturing is the result of passion, experience, craftsmanship and an unwavering dedication to being the best in our sector.    You will represent a business of high reputation and long standing, with an enviable, global and in many cases high profile customer base.  We are looking for someone who can align themselves with our high quality brand; a proven Production professional that will view this as an opportunity offering scope and longevity.  


The Production Manager will be responsible for the day to day manufacturing of products by implementing the production plan and supervising the production department in an organised and efficient manner.  The Production Manager is responsible for maintaining workflow, monitoring steps in the process, problem solving, monitoring personnel and resources, studying methods, implementing cost reductions, recording performance and developing regular incremental improvements to manufacturing processes.


Production Manager - Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring products are produced on time, meeting quality standards and budgets

  • Oversee production processes and maintaining workflow

  • Continuous improvement to save time and implement cost savings

  • Documenting and entering accurate build times for products

  • Reduce waste ensuring all raw materials are used efficiently

  • Manage and motivate the team and ensure staffing levels are maintained

  • Review team performance (appraisals) whilst identifying training needs

  • Ensure high standards of Health & Safety and housekeeping on site


    Skills & Qualifications Required

  • Proven management experience in a fast moving production environment

  • Experience in the application of LEAN/5S and continuous improvement tools

  • Experience in production scheduling for labour and materials

  • Knowledge of quality systems and their application within the manufacturing environment

  • Strong knowledge of H&S, Quality and regulatory requirements

  • Desirable but not essential experience of the UK audio market (at manufacturer level)

  • The ability to manage and implement change

  • Ability to manage, motivate and mentor a team

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills

  • Ability to manage and prioritise tasks with a constant attention to detail


    Production Manager - Remuneration Package/Other

    c£45-50k per annum (negotiable dependent upon experience). Pension; 25 days annual leave + bank and statutory holidays.  Working hours outside the standard working day or at weekends may be needed to meet tight deadlines.