Production Manager - Blackburn - £25,000 - £30,000 -

Production Manager – Blackburn – £25,000 – £30,000

| Job ID: SMPM | £25000 - £30000 per annum


Cummins Mellor are working with a leading seasonal lighting company based in Blackburn to recruit a Production Manager.

Production Manager

Salary £25,000 – £30,000 per annum


My client is a leading manufacturer of seasonal lighting goods.

They provide a niche and bespoke service to clients, coupled with their market knowledge and creative abilities they have built and developed regular contracts within a variety of industries.

The Role

Reporting to the Managing Director and Finance manager, you will be responsible for taking a creative brief and ensuring that your team fulfil it within budget and on time.

You will take responsibility for ensuring that you have all of the materials ahead of starting on projects and liaising with design, sales, project managers and logistics to ensure that your team is supplied with the correct information in order to achieve targets set.

This role will require a high level of planning, team management, time management, creativity and adaptability.

This role will suit a person who has come from a creative background. Production is always bespoke and does not conform to mass production scenarios. You must be flexible to work and lead a team within changing parameters.

You role will require you to:

  • Report weekly providing analysis of labor hours showing accurately productive and non-productive hours
  • Provide accurate reporting on progress of jobs
  • Maintain healthy staffing levels
  • Produce audits of completed jobs and tasks
  • Communicate between all departments as necessary
  • Be flexible, with an “out of the box” thought process

The successful candidates must:

  • Have proven experience of managing staff within a production environment
  • Be able to lead a team within a flexible working environment
  • Have proven ability to plan and analyse tasks efficiently
  • Be proficient at working to KPI’s and targets
  • Be able to remain calm and motivate a team under pressure
  • Be forward thinking and able to devise and implement solutions to achieve greater productivity and streamline systems
  • Have a working knowledge of Lean or Sigma or similar
  • Possess strong excel skills

NB: This position will not suit a candidate who prefers a mass production scenario and working within technical constraints.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Production Manager to take up a permanent role within a thriving East Lancashire business.

Cummins Mellor is a family run employment agency who have been serving businesses across East Lancashire for nearly 25 years. We pride ourselves on sourcing the highest quality, temporary and permanent candidates for local employers. If this particular role isn’t what you’re looking for then please take a look at our website for other available opportunities.

Due to consistently high volumes of applications, Cummins Mellor are unable to contact all applicants directly. Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks of application, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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