Senior Manager - Production

Salary: £50k-£60k

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28193sw

Expiration date: 10 January 2017


Aston Martin is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch, beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines, is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real. The Senior Manager is a key role within the Production team who works alongside the leadership to deliver continuous improvement and the achievement of operational excellence. The fundamental responsibility of the position is to deliver the Aston Martin Lagonda (AML) products within the business plan to meet safety quality, volume and cost targets

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
• Daily direction to departmental supervisor to ensure production schedules and customer requirements are met.
• Maintaining high levels of employee morale through recognition and employee communication programs.
• Develop and lead team activities to include daily shift performance reviews and action planning.
• Supervise audits, production meetings, maintenance meetings and steering committee meetings.
• Actively support and develop standardised work processes process to ensure compliance.
• Appraises performance and communicates with direct reports regularly. Performs annual performance appraisals, outlining accomplishments, areas needing improvement and new objectives for the next period. Consults with Human Resources Manager on all employee actions.
• Reviews monthly budget comparison report for reporting departments. Acts on controllable variances.
• Identifies, recommends and participates in development for all departmental capital expenditures.
• Identifies training needs for reporting departments. Prioritizes training needs and maintains a training calendar.
• Provides coaching, guidance, developmental opportunities and training to direct reports to the end of achieving higher levels of performance as well as development of succession planning.
• Manages all KPI’s through SQDCME (Safety / Quality / Delivery / Cost / Morale / Environment) model.
• Daily direction to departmental supervisor to ensure production schedules and customer requirements are met.
• Maintaining high levels of employee morale through recognition and employee communication programs.
• Develop and lead team activities to include daily shift performance reviews and action planning.
• Supervise audits, production meetings, maintenance meetings and steering committee meetings.
• Actively support and develop standardised work processes process to ensure compliance.
• Appraises performance and communicates with direct reports regularly. Performs annual performance appraisals, outlining accomplishments, areas needing improvement and new objectives for the next period. Consults with Human Resources Manager on all employee actions.
• Reviews monthly budget comparison report for reporting departments. Acts on controllable variances.
• Identifies, recommends and participates in development for all departmental capital expenditures.
• Identifies training needs for reporting departments. Prioritizes training needs and maintains a training calendar.
• Provides coaching, guidance, developmental opportunities and training to direct reports to the end of achieving higher levels of performance as well as development of succession planning.
• Manages all KPI’s through SQDCME (Safety / Quality / Delivery / Cost / Morale / Environment) model.

Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will demonstrate a proven track record in a KPI driven production environment along with comprehensive knowledge of excellent manufacturing and production practices.
This role requires a resilient leader who can motivate and lead a team to deliver quality products, safely and on time.
To be successful in this position you will need to possess creative problem solving abilities, an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement and a target driven leadership style. The ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation both verbally and in writing are also key to the success of the position.
Ideal candidates will have a formal qualification in either engineering or manufacturing, or an equivalent level of practical experience. IT literacy across the MS Office suite of tools is a minimum requirement. Proven experience across the production disciplines will be viewed favourably.