Production Manager / Lab Manager / Manufacturing

  • Location: Brentford, Brentford
  • Function: Engineering
  • Salary: 43K - 48K / Annum
  • Reference: 12587
  • Job Type: Permanent
Job Title: Production Manager - 43-48,000

Location: Brentford, Greater London

Serves as a company leader, overseeing day-to-day operations and focusing on the long-term interests of the business. Pursues new business opportunities and manages functions such as company associations, employee activities and evaluations, and other matters that relate to a company`s operations. Plays an important role in marketing or corporate management.

The main duties include:

Production/Lab Manager - The Role

- Successfully manage the production teams
- Direct and coordinate weekly activities consistent with established KPI`s, personal objectives and company policies.
- Identifies production and service risks and develop contingency strategies.
- Must continually challenge all current processes and implement improvements where identified. Manage methods to generate continuous improvement ideas, higher ROI and workflow optimisation whilst ensuring compliance with UK statutory requirements.
- Mentor, guide and manage performance for direct reports in line with company policy.
- Maximizes productivity and improves production staff flexibility with all available training programs.
- Follows targets and projects set by Operations Director.
- Provides Operations Directors and other department heads with operational information e.g. regular reporting on reject reasons/defects/types.
- Inputs to the annual budget and evaluates monthly costs to ensure they remain within budgetary limits.
- Works closely with Maintenance and QA Manager to improve quality and service.
- Works closely with customer service to avoid late jobs and maximise customer satisfaction.
- Keeps abreast of technological/optical developments and how these impact on the business
- Carrying out any other duties as requested or as is necessary with a willingness to be flexible with working hours to respond to the needs of the business.
- Responsible for ensuring employee, visitor, contractor, members of the public`s health and safety within the production area.
- Recruits for direct reports, with the right skills required for the open position and future cross training.


- Significant and demonstrable experience in a similar role.
- Proven experience of handling multiple tasks and projects within tight deadlines.
- Strong analytical, problem identification and problem-solving skills.
- Strong communication and negotiation skills.
- Significant and demonstrable experience in a manufacturing environment.
- Proven experience of working with different production methodologies e.g. LEAN manufacturing.
- Familiarity with optics` quality and systems, concepts, practices and procedures is a strong plus
- Understanding of order processing & customer service operations.
- PC Literate
- Annual holiday allowance of 28 days including bank holidays
- Workplace pension scheme
- A fun and lively working environment based at our new headquarters in TW8 with a combined office, production site and a new recreation facility for staff.

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Copperfield Recruitment Ltd are acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy and are an equal opportunities employer.

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