Production Manager

Website Pursuit Resources Group Ltd

Production Manager

Chelmsford, Essex

BENEFITS: Competitive salary / Bonus / Generous Pension / Death in Service / 24 days holiday plus bank holidays

Overall purpose of job:

Leadership, management and organisation of key operational areas including Engineering, Projects and Facilities to ensure business and customer requirements are met in a cost effective and efficient manner. Deliver key projects and develop team to deliver an effective production team.

Key areas of responsibility:


  • Ensure areas of responsibility are working to legal & company standards, and deliver the safety improvement plan.
  • Ensure Risk Assessments and procedures are in place.
  • Support and suggest sustainable goals including environment, colleagues, and stakeholders.
  • Ensure suppliers act in a sustainable and responsible manner.
  • Develop a positive EHS culture in areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure site infrastructure & security systems meet business needs.


  • Ensure areas of responsibility comply with relevant standards & procedures incl. ISO, Exipact GMP
  • Support Managers to resolve Customer Complaints and Non-Conformances, and develop a deliver a right first time, continuous improvement culture.


  • Support Managers with operational issue resolution and prioritisation.
  • Use the output of the S&OP process to manage the Operations response to changes in forecasts.
  • Investigate plan failures and implement improvement actions.
  • Input into NPD / Commercial plans to ensure efficient ongoing production processes and projects delivered to plan & cost
  • With the Supply Chain Manager & Operations Director develop the long-term capacity plan and ensure short term capacity fix implementation.
  • Ensure all equipment has relevant PPM plan in place.


  • Ensure measured KPI’s for each area are in place and reported on.
  • Own the Operations budget and support Managers in managing their budgets.
  • Support annual Budget and Forecast preparation process.
  • Own capex justification and plans and deliver capex projects.
  • Drive operational efficiency improvements, cost reductions and CI cultures.


  • Manage 4 teams
  • Support Managers personal development and co-ordinate performance reviews.
  • Optimise the organisational structure in your area.
  • Own the people plan and budget.
  • Ensure effective communication is in place across production and the wider business.
  • Manage performance issues and disciplinary, grievance and appeal meetings.
  • Ensure skills & training are in place to deliver training plan, progressions, company standards & legal requirements.
  • Act as point of contact with Agency suppliers and complete performance reviews. Own of long-term strategy for Agency suppliers


  • Ensure site procedures followed to comply with HMRC (Excise Goods) requirements.
  • Audit area to ensure compliance with HMRC regulations and practices.


  • Be involved in creating long term strategy with business management teams with emphasis on the potential requirements of Production.

Candidate Profile:

  • Minimum degree qualified ideally engineering, operations or science based
  • Experienced Production Manager with minimum 5yrs experience across FMCG & SME ideally in chemicals, pharma, food or Dangerous Goods
  • Extensive experience in managing production & engineering teams
  • Proven experience of delivering improvements using business improvement tools & techniques
  • Experience of bulk liquid handling, blending & filling equipment
  • Proven project management skills and delivery of equipment installation
  • Proven track record in identifying change and shaping operations
  • Advanced excel skills and ability to interpret data

If you think this is the role for you – please get in touch on 01245 362 500 today!

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