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Production Manager

Bedfordshire - Sandy
up to £50000 per annum
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Production Manager

£40,000 - £50,000 pa

Bedfordshire - Cambridgeshire area

Due to continued growth, established market leader in the design and manufacturing of food processing equipment; is seeking a Production Manager.

Reporting to the Production Director, The Production Manager and will be involved the effective day to day operation of our busy manufacturing and assembly facility. In addition to the main duties detailed below, the successful candidate will be expected to help implement the introduction of a new ERP system within the facility.

The main duties will include:-

  • Managing a multi-disciplined team of supervisors, mechanical and electrical engineers, machine operators and support staff totalling approximately 60 people.
  • Co-ordinating production activities.
  • Planning work and labour requirements with the support of the Assistant Production Manager.
  • Ensuring production and despatch targets are met.
  • Maintaining control of production costs.
  • Interfacing with colleagues at all levels.
  • Working closely with the Sales team, Design Office, Projects & Purchasing Departments.
  • Maintaining a safe factory working environment.
  • Maintaining quality standards and procedures in association with QA.
  • Introducing new equipment, operational systems and procedures targeted at improving efficiency and reducing waste.
  • Working with HR to recruit and manage the manufacturing team.


Possessing a formal engineering qualification, preferably at Degree level or equivalent, would be beneficial but not essential.


The successful candidate will have a background in engineering, preferably gained within a bespoke or low volume batch environment. In addition, you must be able to demonstrate extensive experience of managing multi-discipline manufacturing within an engineering facility, such as laser cutting, CNC folding, CNC machining and automatic TIG & MIG welding as well as electrical panel build, machine wiring, software and final machine/system assembly. This will involve working to precise dimensional and quality standards, where delivery deadlines are met without fail. Moreover, you will also need to demonstrate a proven background of implementing positive change within your current position or previous roles.

As well as providing a practical approach to managing the day to day activities of the facility, the successful individual must be capable of demonstrating the maturity and experience needed to multi-task within a pressurised environment, communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation and be confident to communicate with external customers at any level.


Salary Range: £40,000 - £50,000 pa.

Location: In the St. Neots - Huntingdon, Bedfordshire area

Commutable from: Huntingdon, Bedford, Stevenage, St. Neots, Cambridge, Royston, Saffron Walden and surrounding areas.

Applicants will need to have their own transport due the company's rural location.


Please bear in mind that you may not hear from us straight away. Due to the high level of applications we receive every day, we can only respond to applicants whose skills and qualifications are suitable for this position. If you would like to be considered for similar and future positions, or for a complete listing of all our current vacancies, please visit our web site.


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