Production Manager - Chemicals

Job Title: Production Manager - Chemicals
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Salary: £60000 per annum
Start Date: 2020-02-25
Reference: BH-122798
Contact Name: Michael Manser
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 27, 2020 08:40

Job Description

Production / Plant Manager - Chemicals - COMAH - East Anglia

Due to increased demand, my client, a well-established chemicals manufacturer with a fantastic reputation with both their clients and employees alike, are now looking for a Production Manager to lead one of their newly introduced Plant Performance Centres at their East Anglia based site.

Offering a competitive package together with a genuine opportunity to progress into a site manager / general manager position, this could be an ideal move for anybody with relevant experience looking to move forward in their career.

The role
  • To achieve production targets as set out in line with site strategy.
  • Focus on lean, six sigma, continuous improvement
  • Responsibility for planning both short and long term objectives including performance, shutdown / start-up, CAPEX, and maintenance.
  • Budgetary control of unit.
  • Leading and developing direct reports of varying disciplines.
  • Managing support functions and interaction ensuring relevant information is exchanged to enable efficiency in use of resources.
  • Responsible for delivering operational compliance with QSHE.
  • Continuous Improvement of plant performance standards such as health & safety, cost, on-time delivery, reliability, quality, material consumption and cycle times.
Essential requirements
  • Degree in chemical engineering / chemistry. Further qualification in management would also be desirable but not essential.
  • Background and practical experience in a chemical manufacturing (or closely related) management position.
  • Strong leadership and management skills with a proven track record in motivating others and decision making.
  • Thorough understanding of Health & Safety in chemicals manufacturing. Preferably with upper tier COMAH experience (lower tier would be considered).
  • Six sigma green belt minimum.
  • Experience in the introduction of lean / six sigma techniques.
We are currently accepting application from candidates throughout the UK that are open to relocation, however please note that interviews will be held at the East Anglia based site.

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