Production Director in Coventry, Warwickshire, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Production Director

  • £85,000 £95,000
  • Bonus up to 20% of base salary
  • Business expensed company car
  • Matched pension, health care and life assurance
  • 25 days leave + 8 Bank Holidays

Location: Coventry, Warwickshire

A Production Director is required to join a market-leading automotive OEM parts supply organisation that is at the forefront of cutting-edge manufacturing techniques. With over 20 years of trading history, this £multi-million organisation has sustained YOY growth and withstood tough economic conditions. This is a testament to employee and customer satisfaction being at the forefront of strategic decisions, which has enabled this organisation to grow from humble beginnings into a UK powerhouse.

If you are an experienced Production Director, with a track record in managing production departments within the automotive market sector, then I have a fantastic role for you. You will have an input into strategic business and production decisions, departmental P&L control and have complete autonomy to initiate projects to improve overall costs, efficiencies and output.

After recognising key operations gaps within their business, the business owners realise what is now required is a Production Director that has worked within a fast-paced and medium/high-volume automotive manufacturing environment, with the strength of character to lead and drive the team and operational KPIs.

Key elements of the role of the Production Director are:

  • Responsible for managing a team of up to 500 staff with six direct reports
  • Results orientated and objective focused leadership and support of direct/indirect reports
  • Change management, changing the processes and culture within the business related to quality, safety, customers and to drive accountability
  • Manage and guide the leaders to drive performance and optimise the performance of their business
  • Ensure all productivity targets are achieved and to manage OEE
  • Drive quality, safety, customer satisfaction, reduce cost and outline continuous improvement and lean initiatives
  • Technical responsibility to optimise equipment (OEE), improve OEE, manage engineering budgets, provide engineering support to production and to manage the upkeep of equipment
  • Improve on KPIs related to OTIF, quality, scrap, rework and right first time
  • Ensure 100% customer satisfaction and OTIF targets are met
  • Full P&L control with a £70 million operational and manufacturing budget
  • Develop and implement plans to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction and target best in class performance covering quality and delivery

The ideal Production Director will have a combination of the following:

  • Experienced Production Director, Operations Director, Technical Director, Manufacturing Director, Plant Manager, General Manager or Managing Director background
  • A degree in an engineering discipline
  • A proven track record managing production and operation facilities within the automotive manufacturing market sector
  • Lean manufacturing and modern quality tools including Six Sigma is preferred
  • IT (SAP, Microsoft office)
  • A full EU driving licence

The benefits:

The suitable Production Director will be rewarded with a fantastic training programme to excel you within the business. You will have full autonomy to manage the department as you see fit and will play an instrumental part in the overall growth of the business, with long-term prospects of progression within the business/larger group.

How to apply:

Please click apply or for further information, please contact Ajay Bhella at ATA Recruitment in Leicester on <phone number removed> or <phone number removed> , or alternatively, please email me an up to date copy of your CV to <email address removed>

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