General Manager – Lean Manufacturing




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General Manager – Lean Manufacturing

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General Manager – Lean Manufacturing

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Job Overview: Working alongside our client, a design & hi-volume manufacturer of safety critical electro-mechanical components, are seeking an experienced General Manager for their successful business.

The company: Part of a larger business group this company are enjoying success supplying into some blue-chip organisations such as NHS, Government & MOD building infrastructures to name but a few.

We welcome experience lean manufacturing management professionals from hi-volume experience in industries such as metal fabrication, electronics, electro-mechanical, industrial, automotive, medical device, MOD, Rail and plastic injection moulding.


  • Responsible for the effective management of all site related activities and services
  • Achieve high customer service levels by meeting quality, delivery and cost objectives
  • To participate in all site leadership activities e.g. planning, ERP, Six Sigma, 5s, etc
  • Support growth initiatives by launching new products on time
  • To develop a Six Sigma culture in order to drive productivity and eliminate waste
  • To ensure people and resources are matched via the Sales & Inventory Operations Planning (SIOP) to meet customer requirements
  • To drive the resolution of production quality issues ensuring follow through to a permanent fix
  • To promote a safe working environment and ensure all activities are conducted in accordance with current HSE legislation
  • To develop the high-performance work organisation and establish a coherent team to achieve consistency in all areas
  • To increase employee skills and opportunities through training & development
  • Provide leadership & direction to the Management Team
  • Overall responsibility for the whole site
  • Establish and maintain KPI’s for the whole site
  • Report to the MD monthly with KPI information which includes budgetary control, sales forecasts, H&S issues, staffing levels, projects, profit & loss predictions, quality, etc
  • Development of teamwork synergies
  • Ability to react quickly to changes which will affect KPI targets
  • Management of NPI’s to maximise return and minimise delays.

Key Skills:

  • Manufacturing Engineering including process improvements skills
  • Proven People Management skills
  • Excellent Presentation and Communication skills
  • Innovative Approach to Problem Solving
  • Enthusiastic and Self-motivated
  • Decisive and assertive
  • Able to cope under pressure
  • Excellent organisational/time management skills
  • PC Literate