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Factory Manager

Ibstock plc is a market leading manufacturer and partner of choice for innovative clay and concrete building products, building the face of Britain for over 200 years. We're no ordinary manufacturing business. Through our principal products of clay bricks, brick components, concrete roof tiles, concrete stone masonry substitutes, concrete fencing, pre-stressed concrete products and concrete rail products, we're committed to providing new solutions to today's social and environmental challenges for the new build housing and domestic repair, maintenance, improvement markets (RMI) and infrastructure. Many of our long-standing customer relationships have lasted over 40 years. Our customer focus is based on quality, service and consistency and our service-led ethos is one of the key drivers in the growth of our market share over the past 10 years. As such we are looking for an inspirational leader to manage, motivate and develop our factory manufacturing team where continuous improvement is at the heart of all we do. The successful applicant will be an exceptional communicator, commercially astute and a customer champion, able to deliver our production targets against the highest health and safety, quality, environmental and cost expectations. The safety of our people is of the utmost importance and working safely is the only way we operate. Specific responsibilities include: People management and motivation to create a flexible, effective and multi skilled workforce across all disciplines Preparing and managing the Factory's annual budget ensuring that all planned spend is correctly costed and cash flow managed in accordance with the Company's fiscal policies Ensuring that the Factory 5-year plan is continually updated and delivered Rigorous application of the Ibstock Manufacturing System to deliver continuous improvement across all of factory operations and exceed all KPI's Working with the factory team to identify, submit and then implement suitable capital improvement projects to deliver efficiency or safety improvements Working collaboratively across all Ibstock support functions to utilise specialist support to deliver key projects Developing new products that will ensure we are at the forefront of market trends and comply with all current and future environmental and sustainability developments Implementing our Sustainability Roadmap and driving sustainable performance at site level. We aspire to operate to world class standards and therefore a fully comprehensive training plan will be implemented to address any necessary skills development to ensure you are as effective as possible in this role. Essential Qualifications & Experience: Excellent leadership and coaching skills Proven ability to develop an experienced manufacturing team to increase efficiency across the factory whilst surpassing customer expectations The ability to analyse and interpret data to identify key trends and opportunities to increase profitability Demonstrable application of problem solving tools and techniques to deliver efficiency improvement Able to implement and drive performance improvement using lean tools, KPIs and visual management An in-depth knowledge of current Health and Safety, Environmental and Employment Laws and best practice application of these within a manufacturing environment Desirable Skills/Qualifications NEBOSH qualified (or equivalent) A degree or equivalent level qualification Sound engineering knowledge Technical and concrete experience ILM5 or equivalent If successful, you will receive a competitive salary package, annual holiday plus statutory holidays, and a package of benefits commensurate with the role. Please note, it is our policy to verify all relevant qualifications. You will be required to provide substantive proof of your qualifications, that we can verify them with the awarding body. Ibstock PLC are committed and passionate about building a diverse environment. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, disability or age. To apply simply click the link and complete our short on-line application form and attach your CV.
Company
Forticrete
Posted
01/07/2022
Location
Leighton Buzzard, England, UK