Head of Manufacturing & Engineering – Branded FMCG Leader

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  • Remote (Wakefield WF1, UK)
  • Jun 09, 2020
Full time Manufacturing/Distribution

Job Description

Calling candidates from FMCG Manufacturing, Manufacturing Operations inc Automotive / Plastics injection moulding manufacturing industries.

Excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and accomplished Manufacturing and Engineering Leader to join Minky, one of the nation's favourite Household products brand and the proud holder of two Royal Warrants. With the majority of our products manufactured in the UK we are now looking for a future leader in the business to play a part in further growing the business through innovation and boosting our overseas markets.

We are particularly interested in meeting candidates with a strong academic profile, a strong track record in non-Food FMCG / product-based manufacturing and a strong and effective leadership style.

Role Info:

Head of Manufacturing & Engineering – Leading Non-Food FMCG Business
North Manchester Based + Adhoc Remote | Competitive Salary & Benefits Package + Great Progression Opportunities.

Who we are:

We are a family owned branded producer of quality household consumer goods supplying leading multiple retailers and also direct to consumer via our fast-growing eCommerce activity. Our products are used in nearly every home in the UK and in many overseas countries also. We have an ambitious plan to significantly build upon our turnover both through the introduction of exciting new products and also by growing substantially our overseas markets.

Employing 400 worldwide, this unique business designs and manufactures products in its three north Manchester factories yet operates international bases in Europe, USA & China. It is unusual in that it manufactures products from textile, metal, foam and also injection moulded plastics. It is already extremely well invested utilising some of the most modern technologies available including significant robotics installations. Automation is at the heart of all its productions processes and there is ongoing support for further investment.

This position represents an extremely rare opportunity brought about by the impending retirement of the long serving current incumbent.

The Role:

To take charge of manufacturing, engineering, and quality.
To spearhead further improvements in technologies, people and processes to ensure exemplary operational efficiencies, quality and service level performances.

The ideal candidate:

+ Be highly experienced in a significant manufacturing business ideally with some experience of supply to challenging customer base such as supermarkets, automotive, aerospace.
+ Be a graduate or similar level academically, most likely within an engineering discipline.
+ Not be ivory towered, but be practical and to an extent hands on and with a real world understanding of how factories, machinery and people work, inclusive in management style and an excellent communicator at all levels.
+ Have a strong and positive human side with an understanding of how to motivate and obtain the best from the various levels and abilities within your team
+ Committed to sensible automation to find or develop bespoke solutions where nothing exists out of the box.
+ Be prepared to travel to support the role where necessary including to the Far East and EU.

Please include details of your location and current salary details with your application.

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Board Team.

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Remote Level

Ad-hoc Remote  

Target Regions

North West,   Yorkshire Region