Assistant Production Manager




Mon – Thu 07:30 – 16:30, Fri 07:30 – 14:00

We are seeking an Assistant Production Manager, ideally with experience of timber manufacturing, to work with the Production Manager supporting Supervisors and Production Staff of this well-known and well-established leading timber engineering specialist who enjoy the very latest in manufacturing processes. You may be a Team Leader or Supervisor looking to further your career as an Assistant Production Manager, with production and/or warehouse experience and an understanding of stock control systems.  More important we are seeking an Assistant Production Manager who is an effective and motivating team leader with a passion for planning and working towards KPI’s.  Join this fantastic, growing organisation who value their employees and enjoy your career development.

Personal specification – Assistant Production Manager:

  • Production and warehouse experience
  • Timber manufacturing industry knowledge highly desirable
  • Experience in managing KPI’s and working to budgets
  • Knowledge of optimisation processes and software
  • Understanding of principles of manufacturing process
  • Understanding of stock control systems
  • Proactive with strong leadership qualities.
  • Commercially aware
  • Proven effective leadership skills
  • Planning and organisation
  • Forward thinking and proactive
  • Computer literate
  • Good staff management and motivational skills

Key responsibilities – Assistant Production Manager:

  • Manage and support Team Leaders and Production staff
  • Plan and coordinate the workload of production teams to achieve production targets
  • Manage KPIs – review and report production performance on a daily basis; identify and implement opportunities for improving efficiency
  • Ensure production quality and standards are met
  • Ensure production paperwork is issued and correctly completed
  • Ensure production equipment is correctly used and maintained
  • Control and maintain stock by using systems such as Kanban and other bespoke software systems
  • People management activities which may include training, attendance and employee meetings
  • You will be required to undertake manufacturing activities
  • Ensure that Health and Safety rules and regulations are adhered to
  • Maintain housekeeping standards
  • Act as a deputy in the absence of the Production Manager

Company benefits include:

  • 31 days inclusive of Statutory Bank Holidays
  • Length of service awards
  • Life insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Generous Colleague referral scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Employee Assistance Programme, (24/7 helpline, counselling sessions, legal, debt and life management advice line)
  • Colleague Merchant Branch discount

If you are currently working as a Team Leader, Production Supervisor, Warehouse Supervisor, Manufacturing Technician, Lead Operator this may be a great opportunity for you.