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Production & Assembly Manager

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6 Sep 2022
Hozelock Hozelock s horticultural expertise coupled with its continual innovation aims to help as many people as possible get the most out of gardening. Our first product was the world s first plastic hose connector the Hoze-Lock! Today, we are a global garden equipment manufacturer with our head office in Birmingham (UK). Designed by gardeners for gardeners and with a 60-year heritage, Hozelock engineers and manufactures 85% of its products in the UK and France. From garden watering, garden pressure sprayers and plant protection to Hozelock Cyprio pond equipment and Hozelock Pure for natural gardening and alternatives to chemicals Hozelock is not only Britain s leading watering expert, it is one of the its most loved gardening brands continually updating a comprehensive range of products. A previous winner of the Queen s Award for export, Hozelock sells its products and services in more than 60 countries. Role Purpose: The primary responsibility of the Production and assembly Manager is to take the lead in the management of the operational performance in our Moulding/ Plastics and Assembly operations. This includes the responsibility and accountability for our output, quality, health & safety, housekeeping and adherence to the manufacturing plan to satisfy our Customer requirements for COTIF ( Customer on Time in Full ). This role is responsible for both the UK Manufacturing and Assembly shop and the new facility to the rear of the main factory. Key Responsibilities: Responsible and accountable to the Operations Director in delivering and improving the Manufacturing and Assembly schedule outputs to both meet and exceed our Customer expectations, including quality, cost and delivery performance. To actively develop and encourage a culture of continuous improvement. Ensure all personnel are compliant with the Company s health and safety policy and all other Company policies and procedures. Manage the team leaders in maintaining and improving our process adherence across the manufacturing and assembly functions. Coach and mentor all personnel in our 5S housekeeping standards and assist, where required in the carrying out of any audits and improvements to the working environment. Take overall responsibility, through the team in ensuring all personnel have the correct training and ensure we have a clear and up to date training matrix and control. Manage and control the overall performance of the area, through clear KPI s, processes and procedures and measures. Ensure these are displayed across the Business for maximum communication. Pro-actively look to develop and implement process improvements and problem resolution systems to improve the efficiency of the Department. Deliver effective communications , through team briefs to the line leaders and teams. Ensure compliance to all Company requests. Carry out accident investigations and take appropriate actions to prevent any recurrence. Work closely with Planning to manage the efficiency of the manning and production in line with Customer requirements. Personal Profile A leader who is self-motivated and focused on the short/ medium/ long term requirements. Able to collect and analyse data in developing a strategy and approach for implementation. Working knowledge of 5S and lean principals. Computer literate and able to develop KPI s and reports. Ability to create and give presentations at all levels of the Business in a confident and analytical manner. Able to identify and develop training needs for the team improve overall efficiencies and performance. Qualifications and experience: Bachelor degree is preferred Operational/ Assembly Management experience Analytical Health and Safety Management and Supervisory qualification Language skills: English is essential French optional
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  • Job Reference: 705458007-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Hozelock
  • Location: Warwickshire
  • Salary: £1.00
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent