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Production Manager

Job Description

Job Role: Production Manager

Thrive Oldham are currently recruiting a Production Manager on behalf of our well established Automotive client in South Wales

The management & control of the manufacturing facility including team leaders and cell coordinators. Leading the production team to ensure the health & safety of all associates is of the highest priority whilst maintaining high standards of housekeeping & organisation, achievement production plans to match / exceed the customers expectations.

The role is responsible for management & reporting of departmental KPI's and plans for improvement.


  • Reduction all internal risks & adherence to all Health & Safety legislation.
  • Promoting high standards of product quality whilst maintaining excellent standards housekeeping throughout the factory
  • Ensuring all production targets and plans are achieved in line with the requirements
  • Maintain control on labour costs including overtime in line with the budget
  • Manages the production supervision & associates in day to day manufacturing activities ensuring all KPI targets are met or exceeded
  • Manages & controls all processes / equipment to ensure high levels of productivity & actively identifies any potential bottlenecks & provides plans to elevate them
  • Tight control of timekeeping & attendance
  • Communicate to all departments and encourages feedback from production associates
  • Provides motivation, support, and guidance to all employees
  • Actively promotes the training & development of all staff
  • Ensure all manufacturing inhouse flexibility charts are relevant & up to date
  • Member of the business Snr management team

Key Performance Indicators (KPI's):

  • Reportable incidents - Zero
  • Housekeeping standards throughout manufacturing
  • Achievement of the agreed monthly plan / forecast
  • Customer OTD %
  • Production loading & capacity
  • Labour cost / overtime
  • Scrap & internal reject rate
  • Moral & interaction with shopfloor associatesc
  • continuous Improvement Initiatives