Production Manager

Ref No. BHN505922
Salary £40,000 - £50,000/annum
Location Farnborough, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open


Working with a established family company, supported by a wider financially robust Group, over multiple industries within electro/mechanical integration sector.


Production Manager

The Job


  • At least 2 years production management experience in an SME manufacturing company in machining or sheet metal environment.
  • Experience of computer based production management tools with familiarity of Bills of material, production planning, scheduling, works orders, capacity planning.
  • People management including recruitment, appraisal, training and capability/disciplinary procedures.
  • Familiar with an ISO9001:2015 production environment.

Skill set:

  • Strong leadership skills, able to inspire and energise individuals and teams, encouraging teamwork and maximising productivity.
  • Able to create and nurture a culture of continuous quality improvement.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills: accurate, clear and concise.
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel, and able to produce accurate, high quality reports and documents quickly.

Desirable but not essential:

  • Have previously worked in a sub-contract manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience in Aerospace and Defence sectors
  • Have previous experience of a paint-shop / silk-screening
  • Lean manufacturing.
  • Good understanding of Defence Standards.
  • Good understanding of paint systems.
  • Ability to prioritise and use risk mitigation in decision making.
  • Engineering qualification to ONC/HNC or equivalent.
  • Formal training in Lean Manufacturing techniques.
  • Be apprenticeship trained in an engineering environment.

Personal attributes:

  • Professional appearance and behaviour.
  • Self-motivated and able to multi-task, handling multiple priorities.
  • Able to learn new skills quickly and apply them/ improve them consistently.
  • Lifelong learner, practitioner and teacher to others of new skills.
  • Organised, tidy with good time management.
  • Works well under pressure in order to meet deadlines.
  • Flexible, adaptable and accepting of change.
  • Positive and enthusiastic.
  • Team player with entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Setter and driver of high standards.
  • Challenge seeking with copious amounts of energy to deliver and to overcome any failures along the way.
  • Emotionally resilient to be able to deal effectively and efficiently with performance management.
  • In alignment and adherence to the company principles of business and demonstrating a good balance of sustaining and accelerating behaviours in the workplace.


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