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Production Manager

Location: Wallsend

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 168016

Our international manufacturing and production company based in Wallsend is looking for a Production Manager to join them on a permanent basis.

Job Role

  • Plan, direct, and monitor all production activities within an assigned production area to maximise the use of the organisation’s resources and meet defined production specifications and schedules

  • Responsible for volume, cost, scrap and H&S targets; as well as quality and lean standards

  • Has budget responsibility for the cost center

  • Coach Team Leaders to independently come up with ideas and implement improvement measures

  • Maintains constant dialogue with Team Leaders and employees on the shop floor

  • Coordinates workforce planning and development based on order planning

  • Work with staff on their personal growth and development goals

  • Monitors and coordinates structural changes to production facilities and processes

  • Provides guidance to the development of a manufacturing process plan, including personnel requirements, material needs, facility needs, and tooling and equipment needs

  • Make most efficient utilisation of the available production resources

  • Driver of Lean transformation, using Lean methods


  • An experienced Production or Operations Manager in a technical production environment

  • Sound knowledge of EHS

  • Lean Manager expertise

  • Basic understanding of production planning and scheduling

  • Experience in leading improvement workshops

  • Proven leadership skills and leadership experience


The role will be working the company dayshift hours working pattern.