Production Manager – flooring, Ledbury, Herefordshire

Job Reference: BW 2022 / 37
JOB TYPE: Permanent
LOCATION: Ledbury, Herefordshire
DURATION: Permanent
SKILLS: Team management, production, productivity

Job Purpose: To provide operational and production continuity by managing production staff to meet agreed production lead times, maintaining and developing cost effective planning processes which ensure the essential co-ordination of internal users and external suppliers of materials and services to meet production requirements, and fulfill sales orders efficiently and flexibly.

Job Responsibilities

  • To manage production processes and staff to meet budgeted financial targets, lead times and sales orders
  • To ensure all production staff are fully trained and developed to assist in maximising production
  • To establish, maintain, and review production planning processes to improve product lead times, deal with day-to-day stock/delivery issues, and report business metrics (KPIs / OTIF)
  • To forecast, plan for and monitor the cost effective ordering and delivery of materials and services to meet production schedules, sales orders and marketing launches
  • To develop and implement Lean techniques whilst ensuring stock holding levels are in alignment with current company policy
  • To work with suppliers to optimise communication processes and align suppliers’ goals to our clients whilst improving supplier performance
  • To assist the Design Department with new design collections and development products by scheduling trials and product launches to our clients production standards
  • To advise Sales staff and the Production Administrator on lead times for new production runs and the technical aspects of new products
  • To maximise the use of recycled and environmentally friendly materials in our clients products and packaging and eliminate waste
  • To collate and report quality issues, taking action where necessary, and advise, investigate, and research the technical aspects of client complaints
  • To schedule the organisation of Workshop and Despatch activities working with the Workshop Supervisor and Warehouse Controller and staff to meet production and sales delivery targets
  • To carry out other delegated duties as requested, including providing cover when/where required

Staff management:   Workshop and Quality Manager, Production Scheduler, Design and Production Administrator, Logistics and Materials Co-ordinator, Sampling Coordinator

Reports to:  Managing Director

Liaises with: local and group staff, and external suppliers

Attends: Weekly Production Planning Meetings, Senior Management Meetings