Plant Manager

Leighton Buzzard
Competitive Salary and Benefits
26 Jan 2022
09 Feb 2022
Department Head
Contract Type
  • Be accountable for a whole Plant Operation
  • Mentor, coach and develop a team to drive world class performance

About Our Client

Michael Page Engineering and Manufacturing are currently recruiting an excellent opportunity for a Plant Manager within a globally renowned and industry leading manufacturer and supplier of building products, BMI. This is a business-critical position and we are looking to source the best candidates in the market to become the Plant Manager at their facility in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

BMI draws on the expertise and experience gathered from nearly 100 years as an industry leader. BMI (Redland) is part of BMI Group, a combination of Braas Monier and Icopal, and the largest manufacturer of flat and pitched roofing and waterproofing solutions throughout Europe. With a UK manufacturing heritage in roofing going back to 1919, BMI produces a comprehensive range of concrete and clay tiles, in both plain and profile formats, along with reconstituted slate tiles and an extensive collection of fittings, components and ancillaries. This group has a presence in over 40 countries and over 10,000 employees.

Job Description

The Plant Manager will be fully responsible and oversee all Operations for their site in Leighton Buzzard, with a clear goal of driving improvement in operational efficiencies, wider cost reduction and bringing together a high level of delivery with the Customer at the heart of what they do

The role will report directly into the UK Operations Director and be fully accountable for delivering and developing people and processes on site with 5 direct (56 indirect) reports covering all of Production, Warehouse, Quality, HSE and Engineering

This is an exceptional opportunity and the successful applicant will be able to achieve the following:

  • Ensure a systematic approach to control of all operational management activities.
  • Increase manufacturing, delivery quality and performance.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence.
  • Ensure production is equipped to deliver results with clear supporting data.
  • Clear strategy on achieving capacity levels.
  • Drive down direct and indirect costs to make a substantial improvement on profitability.

Work with the management team to implement effective employee relations and employee engagement.

The Successful Applicant

  • Proven track record in a safety first culture
  • Degree educated in an engineering related discipline (or equivalent qualification/experience).
  • Proven ability to run a profitable cost centre
  • Six Sigma Green/Black Belt (certified) would be advantageous
  • Proven track record on lean initiatives and change culture
  • 5 years' minimum experience in an Operational leadership role in a high volume or industrial industry
  • Confident when dealing with Customers and Suppliers
  • Exceptional Communication and interpersonal skills

Strong business knowledge and ability to interface with manufacturing organisation

What's on Offer

The successful candidate will be offered a market competitive salary and package as well as the ability to make a difference!

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

  Ref Code: MPFEJN0120224581261Z