Vacancy: Factory Manager

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Elland, West Yorkshire

Dependent upon experience

As the Factory Manager, you will take complete ownership & accountability for manufacturing operations by leading multi-functional teams across manufacturing, assembly & warehousing.

The role holder will have responsibility for overall factory performance – managing safety, quality, continuous improvement and cost – ensuring relevant quality, productivity and financial performance indicators are met.

Responsibilities / Key Deliverables

  • Ensure all NaughtOne products are consistently manufactured to company quality standards and that all operating procedures are complete, accurate and conform to relevant ISO standards.
  • Supporting the Head of Operations in implementing strategic plans and objectives that will enable the wider Operations business plan to be achieved.
  • Improve efficiency through managing labour levels & process improvements.
  • To plan and organise the material, people, process and site to ensure NaughtOne meets its commitments to customers & achieves its OTIF targets.
  • Conduct regular reviews of production levels and work with other Operations teams to contribute to forward capacity planning.
  • Drive engagement and communication.
  • Build a high calibre team developing training plans for all staff, ensuring new team members are fully inducted.  Coach and develop the skills, techniques and experience of all team members through internal and external training.
  • Drive forward continuous improvement through training, coaching & development and regular team meetings
  • Ensure the adherence to all health and safety policies, procedures & regulations promoting a safety culture.
  • Ensure the compliance of the team with company health and safety standards through regular site inspections, training and risk assessments. Ensure adherence to safe systems of work by auditing departmental processes.
  • Maintain standards of housekeeping within the site which reflect the highest standards of professionalism.
  • Ensure the site is current and compliant with all H&S regulatory standards and permits.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Ideally a degree level qualification in a relevant field or equivalent.
  • Significant experience in a manufacturing environment; manufacturing knowledge of operational metrics, quality, and safety, ideally within the contract furniture sector.
  • Strong Health and Safety understanding – ISO 45001.
  • At least 5 years of proven leadership experience.
  • Proven record of successfully leading and managing production teams.
  • Proactive and solution oriented.
  • Has a proven track record in delivering clear leadership & vision which will inspire and motivate colleagues to achieve excellence.
  • Excellent decision-making skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent verbal / written communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational / managerial skills.
  • Strong MS Systems skills including Excel, Word, Teams
  • Statistically / numerically minded.

Dimension of the role

Based at the NaughtOne production facility in West Yorkshire you will report to the Head of Operations. Leading a team of 35 production & warehouse colleagues, you have responsibility not only for the site but for the manufacturing of all NaughtOne upholstered products produced in the UK.

As part of the wider Operations team, you will work closely with both Logistics & Procurement to deliver operational excellence and to achieve OTIF targets.

This is a full time permanent role which requires the successful candidate to be on site Monday to Friday; a valid driving licence is also essential.