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Production Manager

Location:
Howden
Department:
Manufacturing
Salary Details:
Competitive Salary plus a Quarterly Bonus
About The Company
Wren Kitchens is the UK's number 1 kitchen retailer! Wren is a privately-owned, family-run business which is passionate about kitchens and delivering a world-class customer experience.  In the financial year of 2019 we recorded revenue of £700m.
 

We’re proud to say that we manufacture all our kitchens out of three, state-of-the-art factories, here in the UK. Wren is famous for having the biggest range of kitchens. We provide tailored kitchens at DIY prices. And with the largest range of colours and styles, Wren provide the creative freedom to inspire customers and build their dream kitchens.

In 2019 Wren was proudly named #1 top-rated retail workplace in the UK. In addition to this, The Telegraph recognised us as the fastest-growing bricks and mortar retailer and the Sunday Times ranked us as the 12th largest, privately owned company in the UK.

About The Role
Main responsibilities:
  • Manage the smooth running of the production department, ensuring products are manufactured efficiently and meet the company's high standards in quality
  • Assess production requirements and determine resource requirements and work allocation to plan production operations effectively
  • Regularly monitor the department’s critical list, prioritising any urgent requirements to prevent any internal delays or customer shortages
  • Monitor and maintain records of employee timekeeping and absences, liaising with HR for support as required.
  • Assess and review staff performance, offering feedback, both constructive and positive, to support the professional development of team members
  • Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organisation standards
  • Ensure that all equipment, materials and supplies are readily and continuously available to carry out production processes
  • Work with the H&S department to develop or update Standard Operating Procedures, Safe Working Procedures and best practices for production operations
  • Ensure all members of the team are working in compliance with Health & Safety policies and procedures, highlighting any issues or concerns to management
  • Maintain effective communication with other business areas to ensure smooth running in all areas of manufacturing operations.
  • Work closely with Maintenance and Engineering teams to ensure machinery is in good working order, reporting any breakdowns or quality issues immediately
  • Effectively manage personnel within the team
  • Conduct team briefs to clearly communicate targets, achievements, improvements and business change to all team members
  • Manage departmental issues and queries, escalating to Senior Management as required
  • Project a positive image of Wren Kitchens and the department at all times
  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by the VP of Operations or Senior Management
  • Adhere to stated policies and procedures regarding health and safety in the workplace
  • Adhere to procedures regarding the proper use and care of equipment and materials associated with the role
  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge in order to effectively perform the role
About You
Desired skills & knowledge:
  • Proven experience in a managerial role within the manufacturing industry
  • Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate, coach, develop, motivate and build effective relationships within teams
  • Strong initiative
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to identify improvement opportunities
  • Self-motivated with the ability to lead a team
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure.
  • Working knowledge of Health & Safety regulations
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Flexibility
  • Competence with Microsoft Office and its relevant functions