Assistant Plant Manager

£63000 - £65000 per annum Car, Bonus, Healthcare

Job Details

The company are a global packaging business who are one of the most recognised names in industry. They have a fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Plant Manager to join the business. They offer an attractive salary circa to £65k, with car allowance, healthcare/BUPA/Bonus Scheme/Life Cover, Mobile/laptop flex holiday scheme/Company Pension.

Job Summary:

The Assistant Plant Manager Projects will progressively expand his/her sphere of responsibility whilst continuing to report and take direction from the Senior Plant Manager.

The position will be working across two sites.


  • To operate with employee Health & Safety as the number one priority.
  • Be a strong effective member of the Management Teams of two sites
  • Help translate strategic objectives into local site-based targets.
  • Capex projects.
  • New Line Installations.
  • Continuous Improvement Reviews.
  • Process Improvements.
  • Review both Lean and Best Practices.
  • Assistant Coaching, mentoring, trouble-shooting and leading style.
  • Review breakdown and understood root causes and recommend solutions.
  • Support long-lasting and sustainable success with provision of recommendations with supporting data.
  • To ensure that products are manufactured in accordance with company process, product specifications and high- quality standards.
  • Ensure the sites meet the agreed output requirements, agreed cost base and its financial objectives.
  • Create an environment in accordance with the values of the Company.
  • Ensure the sites comply with all relevant legal requirements.
  • Develop a Management Team to enable them to achieve operational objectives and to improve performance.
  • Help translate strategic objectives into local site based targets

Requirements of the Manager:

  • Background in high speed production is essential for this opportunity - fast paced production
  • Experienced senior manager/Assistant PM - open to job title with this (operations, assistant plant, plant, engineering), but will require a manufacturing background within a unionised environment.
  • Versatile background in both manufacturing and project management.
  • Experienced in managing Capex Projects and New Line Install whilst also driving forward continuous improvement, whilst monitoring both lean and best practice
  • Competencies: Proven Leadership Skills/Customer focused/Union Experience/Strategic, Business Acumen/Driven/Dynamic/Analytical/Understanding of 24/7 5 shift pattern operation/high volume

Salary and Benefits Package:

  • Salary Circa to £65k
  • Car Allowance £650 per month
  • Bonus Scheme
  • 25 Days holiday Stats (Flexible Holiday Scheme)
  • Private Healthcare (Bupa)
  • Company Pension
  • Mobile and Laptop

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