Plant Manager

England, Wiltshire, Swindon
09 May 2019
23 May 2019
David Hewlett
Senior Management
Analyst, Operations, Strategy
Contract Type

Client Details

Michael Page are pleased to be supporting a leading global technology and manufacturing leader with the appointment of a permanent Plant Manager to take responsibility for three of their Swindon sites.


The Plant Manager is responsible for the oversight of all phases of plant operations including: production, quality control, maintenance, receiving, and shipping. As the successful candidate you will have indirect responsibility for 250 employees with 5 direct reports.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide leadership for the successful day-to-day operation of the facility.
  • Organise the Plant's capacity and technical capabilities to meet the planned production schedules as presented by the logistics teams.
  • Take action to ensure that late production orders or urgent orders are achieved and expedited.
  • Work closely with quality personnel to review product consistency while monitoring scrap rates to determine trends and areas of improvement.
  • Review established production schedules for the site to insure established inventory levels are met while operating at the highest efficiency possible.
  • Coordinate the hiring and training of all manufacturing staff.
  • Monitor operation expenses and research ways to reduce costs while maintaining product quality.
  • Work closely with the Environmental Health and Safety team to ensure all members of the manufacturing team are aware of safety policies to provide a safe workplace for our employees.
  • Maintain and support a superior safety and housekeeping program, including all timely communication initiatives.
  • Develop and execute the plant manufacturing budgets.
  • Analyse workforce requirements.
  • Conduct performance appraisals and provide coaching and guidance to all operations employees.
  • Encourage and promote operating in a continuous improvement environment.
  • Remove production constraints; allocate human and equipment resources and direct production employees to attain all established goals.
  • Remove waste and constraints from the production process to improve efficiency's and enhance productivity.
  • Communicate with research and development as well as product management personnel to develop new product strategies.
  • Work with purchasing manager to develop and improve supplier relationships.
  • Monitor production performance on a daily / weekly basis and formulate corrective actions, where necessary.
  • Ensure that assembly / ancillary equipment, machine tools and other equipment necessary to maintain production to standard rates are maintained to required maintenance and safety levels by suitably planned maintenance procedures.


The ideal candidate will have a proven Operations, Site or Plant management background gained within a global engineering or manufacturing environment. You will need a strong working knowledge of implementing and using continuous improvement/lean tools such as; Six Sigma, 5-S, Lean Manufacturing, Transactional Lean, etc. to drive improvement.

Job Offer

This is an excellent opportunity to join a global engineering and manufacturing business with an enviable reputation and history of innovation.

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