Area Manager (Manufacturing / Engineering)
Area Manager (Manufacturing / Engineering) Zotefoams is a pioneering materials technology company with unique technology that enables them to create and produce unique products. Zotefoams uses its environmentally friendly nitrogen expansion technology to foam a variety of advanced polymers, many of which have never been foamed before. They are a global organisation with head quarters in Croydon and they supply to leading brands in the aviation, automotive, packaging and sportswear markets. Position: Area Manager Location: Croydon, London Job Type: Full Time, Permanent Salary: £Competitive Closing date: 28th July 2017 About the role: The Area Manager will implement and embed agreed improvement activities on Safety, Quality, Costs, Delivery and People in the area of responsibility, in line with company operational strategy. Responsibilities: - Leadership and improvement of Health and Safety through review of task audits, risk assessments and safe working practice - Support Production Manager to ensure the safety committee process is supported - Ensuring all safety incidents [LTI, near hit, dangerous occurrences] are registered - Ensure monthly safety briefs are carried out and have an effective impact - Effectively assess / develop both individuals & the shift team skill base - Ensure that the shift team remains fully briefed on shift / production improvement activities - Provide continuous review of Productions Systems Process standards - Key production representative for introduction of and embedding of new products / processes / equipment - Coordinate improvement activities with Shift teams to drive continuous improvement against Production targets - Ensure robust stock control procedures are in place and audited frequently - Develop and implement plans that address operational improvement targets on Safety, Quality, Costs (Yield / Labour / Energy), and Delivery - Ensure all plant is utilised / maintained in a safe manner and liaise with Maintenance teams - Challenge best of best targets through KPI monitoring and active performance management - Lead investigations into failure and deliver effective root cause problem solving to prevent reoccurrence - Identify Capital Expenditure opportunities where required with a strong business case - Manage the use of & maintenance of production assets within the identified production area About you: - Masters level qualification or equivalent is essential - Good written & oral communication skills - Experience in a managerial role, desirably in manufacturing / engineering environment - Ideally will have spent time in other functions within an organisation - Good people & interpersonal skills - Strong technical background and problem-solving abilities - Able to develop and lead people to achieve results You may have experience of the following: Area Manager, Regional Manager, Operations Manager, Health and Safety Manager, H&S Manger, Quality Manager, Production Manager, Manufacturing etc. This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK's leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.