Production Manager

Master Production Scheduler/Senior Production Manager

As Master Production Scheduler/Senior Production Manager, you’ll be involved with the planning, co-ordination and control of manufacturing processes. You’ll make sure goods and services are produced efficiently and that the correct amount is produced at the right cost and level of quality.


· oversee the production process, drawing up a production schedule;

· ensure that the production is cost effective;

· decide what resources are required, capacity planning;

· draft a timescale for the job;

· estimate costs and set the quality standards;

· monitor the production processes and adjust schedules as needed;

· be responsible for the selection and maintenance of equipment;

· monitor product standards and implement quality-control programmes;

· liaise among different departments, e.g. procurement, engineering, quality etc

· work with peers to implement the company’s policies and goals;

· ensure that health and safety guidelines are followed;

· supervise and motivate a team of workers;

· review worker performance;

· identify training needs.

You will be involved in the pre-production (planning) stage as well as the production (control and supervision) stage. A large part of the job is dealing with people management.

You may also be involved with product design and purchasing and work alongside planners, controllers and production engineers and team leaders will assist you day to day. The role may interact with other departments such as marketing, sales and finance.

Working Hours

You can expect to work around 40 hours per week. The role may involve unsocial hours to make sure there’s cover throughout the production process. Extended hours may be required to meet deadlines or to introduce new systems. You could be on call occasionally at weekends or public holidays to deal with problems.

What to Expect

·You’ll spend considerable amounts of time on the shop floor supervising staff, where the environment can be quiet and pleasant, or noisy and dirty, depending on the nature of the work.

Person Specification

· planning and organisation skills to be able run and monitor the production process;

· the ability to act decisively and solve staff or equipment-related problems;

· the capacity to grasp concepts easily;

· attention to detail to ensure high levels of quality;

· the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively with your team, managers and clients;

· strong negotiation skills for getting materials within budget and at the right time;

· the ability to work under pressure and motivate others to meet tight deadlines;

· the ability to work in a logical, systematic manner.

· Previous experience in a similar role in a medical or pharma industry will be considered as an advantage, however, experience in alternate regulated environments will also be considered

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

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