Manufacturing Manager / Production Manager

A Manufacturing Manager / Production Manager, with exceptional leadership skills, a proven manufacturing background and a track record of increasing manufacturing / production efficiencies, is required by a multi-million pound, Wigan based, specialist manufacturer.’

SALARY: Up to £50,000

BENEFITS: Pension: 3% personal contribution / 7% company Flexi-time hours (Can take up to 1.5 days of accrued flexi-time per quarter) 24 days holiday Bank Holidays Laptop & phone Childcare Vouchers On site gym Free parking


COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Liverpool, Blackpool, Manchester, Preston, Bolton, Burnley, Rochdale, St Helens, Warrington, Northwich, Macclesfield, Crewe, Stoke-On-Trent, Chester.

This Manufacturing Manager / Production Manager role will appeal to you if you:

·Are looking for an organisation that will support, encourage and empower you.
·Want a business with a great benefits package and that gives you the right tools to do your job properly.
·Like to work in a place where personal learning and career growth are part of the fabric.

ROLE PROFILE: Manufacturing Manager / Production Manager

Reporting to the Operations Manager you will be responsible for improving the manufacturing / production efficiency of one of the most critical parts of our production processes. Ours is a challenging and often complex manufacturing operation, that requires a level head, real leadership skills and a solid engineering understanding.

As Manufacturing / Production Manager you'll be used to managing budgets in excess of £3m and more importantly directly and indirectly leading an established team. We are a 24/7 operation but your core hours will be flexible day times Monday- Friday.

You will

·Provide clear leadership, direction and support to your team and the Senior Management.
·Embed a continuous improvement culture at all levels.
·Identify and improve the manufacturing and operational processes under your control to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction.

You will also plan, run and control various high impact improvement projects throughout your business unit.

PERSONAL PROFILE: Manufacturing Manager / Production Manager

You MUST be an experienced leader / manager with a proven track record of building high performing teams.


·Be educated to degree level.
·Have a strong engineering background - although no specific engineering speciality is required you WILL demonstrate complex process comprehension.
·Have proven experience of creating & owning budgets from £3m upwards, including P&L responsibility.
·Be a capable resource manager with excellent planning skills.
·Be highly adaptive and inspire change.

We have a culture of continual personal improvement and actively seek candidates who embrace additional learning to further enhance their capabilities.


We're a global specialist manufacture and world leader in our product field with a history spanning more than 60 years. Our UK site is a true 24/7 operation, employing 350 people and has a reputation for consistently delivering outstanding production quality.


This is a highly autonomous position and will suit an individual looking to take ownership / responsibility for the success of their business unit and has excellent opportunities for long-term career growth.

As Manufacturing Manager / Production Manager it is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets and worked with the following products and/or services:
·Manufacturing Manager, Production Manager, Operations Manager, Engineering Manager, Works Manager, Continuous Improvement Manager, Manufacturing Lead, Factory Manager. Lean Manufacturing, Automotive, Marine, Electrical, Chemical, Machine, Packaging, Process Engineering, Plastic, Metal, Wood, Oil & Gas, Off-shore, Industrial, Food, Pharmaceutical.

Please Note - We have been selected as the exclusive retained partner for this role so any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

INTERESTED Please apply to our retained consultant Lee Henning quoting Manufacturing Manager reference LH14080 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683314

Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage, Duston, Northants, NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857.

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