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Doncaster, Yorkshire Wienerberger

Plant Manager

Location: Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SY

Salary: Competitive salary + annual bonus + company car + PMI + pension + flexible benefits

Hours: 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

We are currently recruiting for the position of Plant Manager at our tile manufacturing site at Sandtoft in Doncaster. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a world leading manufacturer as part of a dynamic and proactive senior leadership team focused on driving continuous improvement and developing its people in a safe environment.


You will lead by example by providing strong and effective leadership in managing plant operations whilst setting the highest standards in terms of health, safety and environment, production, quality, reliability, maintenance and people performance. You will contribute to the implementation of a best practice manufacturing vision, strategy, processes and procedures to drive operational performance.

Key Responsibilities:

· Responsible for all operational activity of the Sandtoft site, managing the performance and development of a large team whilst promoting a health, safety & environmental culture

· Ensure high levels of customer service through delivery of production and yield targets

· Maintain and improve product quality to required standards and customer requirements

· Drive lean, world class manufacturing (WCM) and a culture and mindset which encourages the identification of improvement opportunities as well as using and developing World Class Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement methodologies

· To ensure effective manufacturing operations which produce target volumes, yield and efficiency and delivers high customer service and cost control

· To drive and adhere to health, safety and environmental working practices in accordance with Wienerberger policies and procedures and legal compliance requirements

· Focus on plant reliability & AM/PM maintenance and ensure the CMMS ('Agility') and other PPM schedules are adhered to

· Develop a longer-term vision for the site to encapsulate its full potential

· Financial accountability for the site; set budgets and capital requirements and ensure cost management within budget and forecast

· Develop an enthusiastic, motivated and flexible team

· Drive change; people, plant and processes

Skills & Experience:

· Degree qualified; ideally in engineering, ceramics, operations or business management

· Minimum 5 years senior production management experience in a fast-paced, world class manufacturing environment

· Exceptional Health & Safety awareness and NEBOSH Certificate (or IOSH qualification)

· Strong managerial, organisational, planning and leadership skills, especially managing change and coaching others

· Ability to produce, analyse and review detailed numerical data and make clear, sound decisions

· Working knowledge of CMMS/ PPM systems and understands maintenance and plant reliability

· Working knowledge of lean manufacturing tools and techniques; Green/Black Belt Six Sigma certified is desirable

· Good project management skills

· Excellent communication & negotiation skills

· Excellent and proven analytical & problem-solving skills (including FMEA, RCA, DMAIC, 5Y's, etc)

· Ability to work under pressure and within deadlines

· Flexibility for occasional travel

Hours of Work: 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Benefits on Offer

· Company Pension

· Cycle to Work Scheme

· Discounts / cash back from various high street & online retailers

· Health Cash Plan

· Life Assurance

· Payroll Giving

· SIP (Share Scheme)

· Tech Scheme

· Winners Club

· Holiday Trading

Meet our People:

What we are Built on:

About Us:

We are passionate about our people and value each of our employees; they are at the heart of everything we design, manufacture, the services we provide, and are instrumental to our continual success and growth.We pride ourselves on our friendly and inclusive culture, and continually strive to maintain this.Wienerberger have been manufacturing quality building products since 1819 when we opened our first clay brick factory in Vienna, Austria.Wienerberger are the world's largest producer of bricks and are No. 1 on the clay roof tiles market in Europe.Boasting 204 plants across 30 countries, our presence in the UK is currently larger than at any point in our 200 year history, employing c 1200 people across our Head Office, 4 showrooms, 13 manufacturing sites and 6 distribution centres.We manufacture in excess of 400 products including bricks, blocks, roof tiles and pavers for the homebuilding, renovation and built environment markets, supported by our commitment to safety, quality and sustainability.

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