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Production Manager

Location: Sunderland

Salary: £60000

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 166978

Our international automotive manufacturing client based in Sunderland is looking for a Production Manager to join them on a permanent basis.

Job Role

  • This role is to ensure that all day-to-day production operations are running smoothly

  • Responsible for developing and implementing strategy, leading, managing and coaching people, driving process development and delivering productivity and performance improvements in line with the Company Business Plan

  • Lead all Production departments and have responsibility for the management and development of all staff within this department

  • You will be a key stakeholder within the senior management team

  • Effective management of Production departments

  • Full budget responsibility

  • Develop a continuous improvement philosophy with goals and timelines

  • Communicate, liaise and negotiate internally and externally using appropriate methods to facilitate the development of profitable business and sustainable relationships


  • Proven management experience within a senior operations role

  • Experience working in the first tier automotive manufacturing sector

  • Strong man management and leadership skills

  • Ability to assess, upgrade and implement procedures and systems

  • Strong financial and commercial acumen

  • JIT experience

  • Experience working with production systems including but not limited to lean manufacturing and continuous improvement