Production Manager

Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Executive
Salary £60000 - 80000 per year 25 days - Monday to Friday + pension matched up to 8% contribution + life insurance + 25 days leave
Contact Ajay Bhella
Call 07827 918 324
Reference 12103621/1

Production Manager


  • £60,000 - £80,000 basic salary
  • Days – Monday to Friday
  • Pension matched up to 8% contribution + life insurance
  • 25 days leave + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Phone/laptop


Location: Northamptonshire


ATA Search is once again recruiting for a market-leading volume manufacturing business based in the heart of Northamptonshire. Established for well over 30 years, they are at the forefront of manufacturing engineered components for a variety of sectors, and they set the standards with stringent quality and manufacturing processes.


Generating over £18m annual sales, they are also part of a larger group with aspirations to become a £1b business over the coming years.  Having successfully recruited multiple staff for this organisation, I can honestly say they are a company that provides a great working environment, unparalleled support and the autonomy to drive production improvements in line with the overall group strategy.


Due to succession planning, this business is now looking to recruit a Production Manager to work in a days-based role managing a production team of 60 staff across a 2-shift operation.


If you are an experienced Production Manager, Manufacturing Manager or a Shift Leader/Manager that is looking to step up and you want to work for a forward-thinking, growing and aspirational then please email an up-to-date CV and contact number to for a confidential discussion.


The role of the Production Manager will be as follows:


  • A Hands-on Production Manager who will lead a team of circa 60 production manufacturing staff
  • Alongside HR, you will manage all HR-related activities – recruitment, 1-2-1’s, appraisals, development plans, training, performance management and disciplinaries
  • The Production Manager will be taking responsibility for all production activities across a 2-shift system
  • Managing the team and coordinating all activities across production, production planning, quality, maintenance, and logistics
  • Lead all daily and weekly production meetings, Gemba walks and report back to the Plant Manager
  • Review the previous day's performance, forward planning and mitigating any risks that could impact production or delivery to customers such as material shortages or machine downtime
  • To manage and lead the team on the shop floor providing lots of support, mentoring and guidance
  • Ensure production KPIs and production output are met/exceeded – SQDCP
  • Drive a lean and continuous improvement culture within the department and achieve plant improvement targets
  • Ensure Health & Safety is at the forefront of business activities – LTA and RIDDORS
  • Due to the stringent manufacturing processes and requirements of the customer, you will be heavily involved in quality manufacturing - Review production issues, ensure corrective measures and the correct actions are taken using investigation tools such as Pareto, 8D, 5 Why etc
  • The utilisation of the company ERP system (SAP) – training provided


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


  • An experienced Production Manager, Manufacturing Manager or a Shift Leader looking to take their first step into Production Management
  • A proven track record in leading and managing production teams
  • The ideal Production Manager will have worked in some form of volume/serial production manufacturing environment where there is an emphasis on engineered products
  • A suitable engineering qualification is highly desirable – degree preferred
  • A demonstrable track record in leading lean, continuous improvement, quality and Health & Safety initiatives and a track record of using the associated tools for each topic
  • Attention to detail, meticulous planning and people-centric will be key skills required for this role


The benefits:


You will be rewarded with an excellent remuneration package and the autonomy to drive production improvements as well as plenty of job security and job satisfaction.



How to apply:

Please click “apply” or for further information or please contact Ajay Bhella at ATA Search by emailing an up-to-date copy of your CV to



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