Senior Production Manager – J1104

Job posted March 5, 2024

Senior Production Manager – J1104 Location

Cambridge, East Anglia

Senior Production Manager – J1104 Job Type

Permanent

Senior Production Manager – J1104 Salary

£££ Competitive

Argo Aviation have an exceptional opportunity for a highly-motivated career focused and ambitious Senior Production Manager seeking a role in a challenging, fast-paced and rewarding environment.

This role of the Senior Production Manager is key to ensuring the success of a significant business programme operationally, taking responsibility and ownership of the production plan and area, driving delivery performance, and adherence to budget, with a focus on implementation of improvements.

In addition, managing associated dependencies and line management of a project specific team across multiple functions.

Supporting our clients Programme Director, the successful Senior Production Manager will work collaboratively alongside the other functional managers to meet delivery objectives, manage performance, and ensure quality standards are maintained whilst fostering a safe working culture.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Full accountability for the significant production programme and area for all SQCDP metrics and the high level configuration and conformance of delivered product.
  • Managing and leading a team of supervisors and/or team leaders to manufacture, assemble and build Land Systems specialist products, on time, at the right quality and cost.
  • Ensuring that all resources are working at the right levels of responsibility, and provide additional training as part of the PDR process as required.
  • Proactively promoting a health & safety culture that is aligned with the MLS health & safety management system.
  • Creating a continuous improvement environment within the workplace to drive and improve efficiencies in line with business cost reduction initiatives.
  • Taking ownership of local policies and procedures and ensuring they are adhered to
  • Actively engaging the team to create a positive mind-set that will deliver all milestones and KPIs, and where necessary proactively provide recovery plans with route cause analysis and problem solving from lessons learned.
  • Creating an autonomous team that provide a can-do attitude working legally, morally and ethically.

Tasks:

  • Supporting SQCDP (safety, quality, cost, delivery and people) level 2 meetings and escalate issues to level 1 as appropriate.
  • Monitoring and managing performance to budget (product/programme/overhead) and schedule; ensuring any issues and dependencies are managed and escalated where appropriate via the appropriate mechanisms.
  • Supporting the programme team by forecasting Estimates to Completion and cost and schedule impact of engineering change in accordance with internal change management process.
  • Supporting the programme team in defining and presenting Operations status updates in project meetings and contract status reviews.
  • Ensuring coherent and consistent communications both up to the Programme Director, Head of Operations, and the executive team, and to the workforce via your team of production supervisors and team leaders.
  • Supporting the Project Manager in understanding, quantifying, and managing risk to the project and/or program via internal risk reviews.
  • Preparing for and supporting applicable gate reviews in accordance with our clients Life Cycle Management process (e.g., Production Readiness Reviews).
  • Leading a cross- functional mobilisation team in preparation for new product introduction.
  • Ensuring that manning levels and skill requirements are aligned to the production plan, and consider future capacity requirements through the SOP (sales and operation planning process).
  • Submitting yearly budgets in line with production requirements and CAPEX/control and forecasting.
  • Supporting the bid team from a production perspective to enable the bid process to progress efficiently.
  • Ensuring regular performance reviews are undertaken with all supervisors; role model and ensure supervisors recognise strong operational performance and act on under-performance without hesitation.
  • Succession planning to develop team members into future roles within the business.
  • Attending senior leadership meetings, representing the production programme and as directed in line with business requirements.

Please apply if you have most of the following:

  • Substantial experience in manufacturing and assembly processes and techniques.
  • Demonstrable experience managing a diverse team of individuals in multiple trades.
  • Proven ability to be able to lead a team through a period of strategic change, and ability to create winning teams.
  • Desirable experience in vehicle body building, mechanical fitting, or equivalent trade.
  • Desirable understanding and ability to read engineering drawings and associated design data.
  • The ability to interact with all members of the team and possible customer interface.
  • Consistent proven application to related tasks with a strong positive attitude.
  • Proficiency with MS suite, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and MRP.
  • Understanding of policies and procedures required to manage a team within a workshop environment.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and 5s techniques.
  • Health and Safety, Fire and Environmental Policies.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • IOSH Managing safely certification preferable.
  • Preferable to have Leadership qualification, CMI, LM.
  • Competitive salary, 27 days holiday increasing with service up to 30 days (option to buy /sell), pension contributions up to 9%, private healthcare, car allowance and an extensive flexible benefit programme
  • This role is required to be on site in Cambridge on a full-time basis
  • There may be occasional travel

Location: Cambridge, East Anglia, UK
Start: ASAP
End: Permanent
Requirements for the role: Training Certificates, Updated CV (preferably in Word format), Must have the Right to work in the UK

To apply, please send us your CV and we will contact you to have an informal discussion to give you more information on our exciting roles!

Email: Susanne.Howe-Smith@Argo.work

Mobile: +447840 852286

Connect with me: LinkedIn

 Argo Aviation International is acting as an Employment Agency for this Permanent vacancy.
Argo Aviation International is committed to equal opportunities for all and will not discriminate based on an individual’s sex, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We are an inclusive employer and should you require any reasonable adjustments in order to complete any aspect of the recruitment process, please contact us.

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