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head of production

  • Salary: benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Bristol South East, Bristol
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Date posted: 19/07/2018
  • Job reference: J389694A

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Head of Production - £competitive salary, Market Leading, Global Engineering Organisation

I am recruiting on behalf of a global engineering support organisation and market leader across multiple industries worldwide. This particular role functions within their marine and technology division, providing vital support to the Royal navy and other high profile clients.

Reporting to the Production Director, you will be responsible for all design and build operations, focusing on safety, quality, delivery and cost.

Main Purpose of Role

  • Assure the processes and production requirements and product quality expectations and customer needs are met.
  • Provide direction and leadership to the production/operations team to achieve high quality, productivity and safety standards.
  • Ensure compliance to production schedules, process quality, efficiency standards, budget inventory and data reporting.
  • Facilitate improvement through team involvement, training and education on specific tasks and company related functions.
  • Be responsible for maintaining adequate supplies and materials, assuming proper maintenance of equipment, tools and housekeeping.
  • Meet high levels of technical specifications and support to achieve excellent customer satisfaction ensuring deadlines for specific programmes and development projects are met.
  • Understand and utilise complex technical designs to meet customer requirements in line with safety regulations.
  • Where required work across functions to resolve issues.
  • Application of lean and quality techniques as required.
  • Scheduled auditing of production processes.
  • Work at all times in a safe manner, in sometimes hazardous environments.
  • Support resolution of technical issues arising from design changes and clarifications.
  • Reporting internal failure to stakeholders for long term preventative action.


  • The ability to effectively manage a team, a natural inspirational leader and coach.
  • Significant experience at a similar level.
  • Experience of low volume, high value complex manufacturing.
  • A track record of success of delivering sustainable change through Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Proficient IT skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • The ability to prioritise and multi-task, and work to agreed schedules and budgets.
  • A strong working knowledge of metal fabrication.
  • Knowledge of Welding, Machining and Fitting.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leading organisation and make a notable difference to the manufacturing function. If you are a high calibre, career focused operations professional and would like to know more, please get in touch for a confidential discussion. or 0117 9309 726

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