Factory Manager, Scotland

Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Production/Operations
Location: Scotland
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

My client is currently looking for an accomplished Factory General Manager who is passionate about delivering products to be proud of and can create a sense of passion within every individual of their team. This is a chance to join a multi-national business who strive to become better every day.

Please read through the details below and if you think you have what it takes please apply.

The role

Overall accountability for the end-end process and delivery across their product portfolio for a manufacturing group site.
Ensure teams conduct efficient & reliable production processes within the boundaries of (process) safety, environment, quality, costs, and quantity.
To execute sound decisions with regard to plant, material and product integrity of all the site production and auxiliary processes.
Champion and drive the locations commitment to performance excellence, continuous improvement and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Drive effective performance management throughout the plant (including goal setting, development and strengths-based feedback) focused on building competent and motivated teams to achieve discretionary performance
Participate in diverse internal and external meetings with customers, authorities, auditors and other stakeholders
Manage critical situations and inform management, relevant stakeholders (authorities, customers, auditors) and subject matter experts
Conduct planning and analysis of the plant operations in conjunction with location management team e.g., commercial, finance, HR to ensure optimization and efficiency
Key member of the site senior leadership team, responsible for leading and driving change as the plant continues on its journey.

The candidate

Essential
To be successful in this role you will need to be able to demonstrate a solid and broad understanding of end to end manufacturing processes.
You will have a proven track record of operating at a senior operational level managing complex batch manufacturing processes across a large and varied product range.
You will enjoy the operational aspects of managing production as well as the more strategic elements of the role.
A natural leader you will have excellent people management skills – inspiring, motivating, coaching and driving your team to achieve through clear communication giving them clarity and confidence to move forward.
You will have experience of change management and expect to take a collaborative and inclusive approach to working cross functionally with subject matter experts in order to ensure the delivery of the highest quality products for your area of the business.
Experience with and a commitment to performance excellence / continuous improvement
Strong problem solving, diagnostic and analytical skills, with a results focused approach

Advantageous
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in the fields of Chemistry, Food Processing, Production Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology, or other related field

What’s on offer?

Challenging tasks, short decision-making processes and a high level of personal responsibility in a modern work environment
Room for innovative thinking and growth with the possibility to manage your own career path.
A company culture which promotes continuous learning and diversity.
An attractive remuneration including a variety of benefits

My client is particularly interested in hearing from candidates people who have worked successfully within blue chip FMCG environments.
If you are interested in this position, then please forward a copy of your most up to date CV to Simon Norris.
Due to the high number of applications, you will only be contacted if your CV is of interest for the role.
Meet your consultant
Simon Norris
simon@drnewitt.com

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