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Manufacturing Director

Manufacturing Director

Job Title: Manufacturing Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Norfolk
Salary: £competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 4999
Contact Name: Nick Gerrell
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 18, 2019 15:53

Job Description

Manufacturing Director

A rare opportunity to join an Automotive business undergoing radical transformation. A Director Level role that will play a major part in designing, developing and delivering state of the art manufacturing facilities to deliver the next generation of Sports Cars. 

Responsibility for the development and leadership of a world class production team who build the full range of sports cars across multiple UK locations to include:

Deliver budgeted production volumes of current sports cars using existing workforce and industrial facilities against challenging supply, quality and cost demands
In partnership with the Manufacturing Engineering Director, design and transition into new facilities capable of delivering the next generation of products with step change volume, quality and cost targets
Design and deploy a new Production culture and environment; develop existing and new staff to meet the challenges of the next generation of products.

Key responsibilities will include:

Current Products:

Achievement of manufacturing volumes, efficiency, quality, improvement and HSE performance targets across all UK sites
Assurance that vehicles build in line with released process to ensure compliance to appropriate legal, regulatory and market regulations
Day-to-day management and Leadership of all manufacturing areas; ensuring cost effective deployment of resources;
Defining and managing operational excellence across manufacturing to drive increased efficiency, overtime controls and year-on-year cost savings;
Development and control of manufacturing budgets;
Development of capital expenditure plans for manufacturing functions;
Development of manufacturing procedures, policies and standards;

Qualifications and Experience (Essential & Desirable criteria)

Professional/Specialised/ Technical Knowledge and Experience:

Degree / MBA / Mechanical & Production Engineering or equivalent qualifications.
Significant Automotive industry manufacturing experience, ideally including:
Low volume manufacturing operations (5-20kpa)
Cultural transformation
New plant and product delivery
Significant experience of implementing and operating industry respected Production Systems
Leadership experience across multiple sites with workforce <1000
Confident Board level influences with excellent communication capabilities
Skills and Aptitudes:

A keen eye for detail and a willingness to be hands-on when required;
Have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and persuade;
Have a strong team ethos; be collaborative and have the ability to influence across functions.
Formal continuous improvement and Health and Safety training, ideally with recognised qualifications in both