Production Manager – Milton Keynes – £57,000 guaranteed basic with an OTE of £72,000 – Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Production Manager to join one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialist equipment and machinery based out of their offices in the UK in Milton Keynes.

Production Manager – Role Overview:

Strategically structure, plan, implement, and sustain a competitive production and manufacturing framework

Be responsible for compliance with the company's ISO45001 health and safety requirements.

Full management responsibility and accountability for compliance to the companies ISO14001 environmental requirements.

Responsible for achieving and maintaining the correct build quality standards throughout the production function.

Factually define and support containment and prevention of quality issues internally / externally to production.

Manage, implement, and sustain continuous improvement through Lean Manufacturing techniques, tools, layouts, and philosophies across the entire production team or area.

Eliminate non-value-added activities and the 8 wastes throughout each value stream.

Presenting production KPI’ s to the senior management team that align with the business strategy.

Review capacity plans monthly.

Assist section managers in ensuring adherence to company HR policies.

Define the production departmental plans, targets, time scales, and resources.

Manage, coach, support and guide the production and test section managers to achieve defined targets.

Support the reduction in overall manufacturing costs through best practice standardisation and development.

Achieve cost reduction in materials, consumables, and components by assessing and reporting on design for manufacture.

Defined stage gate process of New Product Development and Introduction to production acceptance.

Developing people and culture through training that aligns with newly introduced methods and practices.

Encourage and facilitate improvements initiated by employee teams using Total Quality Management, Kaizen techniques, and structured continuous improvement meetings and forums.

Lead and guide production team members in project management roles, overseeing their projects with structured resources and time lines.


Production Manager – Candidate Requirements:

5 years in a fast-paced / large-scale Production Management role within an Engineering Assembly Manufacturing environment.

Engineering or an equivalent level of qualification in a manufacturing technical discipline, to level 5 or above.

Leadership experience in a Continuous Improvement/LEAN deployment function ideally within Automotive, Aerospace & Engineering.

Excellent capability with Kaizen/lean/Six Sigma problem resolution techniques.

Excellent understanding of Manufacturing Process: Assembly (Mechanical/Electrical/Hydraulic), Fabrication / Machining and Finishing Systems (Coatings / Paint).

Understanding of costing models, standard costing methods and time study techniques.

Understanding of MRP / Manufacturing Systems and QM Modules.

Computer literate: Standard Microsoft tools, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, SharePoint. ERP system user.


Production Manager – Working Hours & Salary:

Hours will be 08.00 – 16.30 Monday – Friday with structured overtime dependent on Production requirements.

OTE's for this role are £75,000 per annum (guaranteed basic salary of £57,200 paid on an hourly basis, plus bonus payments and overtime payments averaging £18,000 per annum).


Production bonus – guaranteed at a minimum of £50 per week but on average equates to £5,000 per annum

25 days holiday (increases with service, up to 30 days), plus bank holidays

Store discounts

Discounted gym memberships

Free on-site parking

Subsidised refreshments

Free quarterly company lunches

Free family events

Health cover scheme with additional membership options for partners and children

5% contributory pension

Life insurance scheme

Cycle-to-work scheme

Employee referral programme

On-site changing rooms and showers



This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward thinking business where you can make a huge difference to how their products and people perform. So if you are looking for your next opportunity, click APPLY NOW!

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@melbreck.co.uk.