Location: Multimatic Niche Vehicles Europe, Coventry , United Kingdom
Posted: October 14th, 2020
If you are a talented leader and an expert when it comes to low volume automotive manufacturing, we are looking for you to join our management team as a Production Manager. You will never have a boring day as you oversee all aspects of production, from creating build schedules and managing resource requirements to working with Manufacturing Engineering to launch new vehicles into production. You’ll have the opportunity to use and enhance your excellent communication skills, extensive knowledge of the manufacturing industry and ability to make quick decisions based on your keen observation and analysis abilities.
Provide overall leadership of the niche vehicle manufacturing facility, including Body Assembly, Paint Shop and Stores.
Coordinate the manufacturing teams to ensure products are delivered on time and to the highest quality level
Work with the Programme Management team to develop schedules for future programmes
Work with the Quality team to collaboratively achieve customer standards, and make sure products are delivered for buy-off when required
Monitor key production metrics, and regularly feed these out to the wider team and to senior management
Manage current and future resource requirements to ensure labour requirements are met as efficiently as possible, including management of shift patterns
Plan basic production hours and overtime requirements and ensure standard workload and peaks can be contained
Work with Manufacturing Engineering to plan new vehicle builds and identify requirements for any new tooling or equipment
Liaise with the Facilities team to ensure all production equipment is fully maintained and any downtime is minimized
Develop and manage tracking systems for analysing production rates and product quality and identifying production issues before they arise
Work with the Programme Management and Purchasing teams to manage the inventory and consumables requirements to ensure we always have the supply needed to complete production quotas quickly and efficiently
Fulfill administrative duties, including completing production reports, time sheets and conducting ongoing personal development reviews
Present production information to senior management, including suggestions for potential improvement and strategies for implementing these suggestions
Contribute to the hiring process, making recommendations for which candidates are the most capable
Maintain a Skills Matrix for the manufacturing teams to ensure our current and future skills requirements can be met
Ensure all employees follow Health & Safety regulations, the Company Handbook, Quality and Environmental standards, and all other Company policies and procedures
Ensure production facility cleanliness standards are maintained at all times
Provide motivation, support and guidance to all employees
Act as the driving force behind Multimatic Niche Vehicles manufacturing
Detailed understanding of a variety of manufacturing processes including bonding, welding, machining, fabrication and general automotive/BIW assembly
Understanding of paint processes and products
Knowledge of measurement techniques, metrology, inspection methods and equipment
Lean Manufacturing knowledge
Ability to interpret 3D CAD models and drawings
Understanding of Health and Safety practices
Strong IT skills and ability to present data effectively
Understanding of cost and financial impact.
Ability to work in a diverse, dynamic and fast-paced environment
Excellent team player, with strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to sustain and develop team working and team based problem solving
Substantial experience in a low volume manufacturing environment, preferably automotive
5 years’ experience as a Production Manager or in a similar manufacturing leadership role
Experience of dealing with customers and suppliers
Closing date for applications is December 10th 2020
If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume. We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.