Head of Manufacturing

Head of Manufacturing

I’m recruiting a Head of Manufacturing to join a well-established and growing organisation based in Gloucester.

The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for a c. 60 person department. Previous experience may have been as a Senior Production Manager, Engineering Manager, Head of Engineering, Manufacturing Manager or similar.

The Role

  • Implementing the manufacturing strategy for the business, focusing on safety, capacity, efficiency and quality.
  • Directing and driving lean manufacturing and 5S principles throughout the manufacturing departments.
  • Driving continuous improvement within the manufacturing area, setting ambitious targets.
  • Reinforcing best working practices
  • Participate and lead high-level change management projects


  • Previous experience in similar Senior Manufacturing role such as Senior Production Manager, Engineering Manager, Head of Engineering, Manufacturing Manager
  • Experience driving lean manufacturing and 5S principles
  • Proven track record within challenging, high-paced environments
  • Within commutable distance of Gloucester site


  • £65,000+ base salary, depending on experience
  • 26 days of annual leave + bank holidays
  • 3% Employer Pension Contribution
  • Income protection scheme
  • Private medical cover

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Location Gloucestershire
Job titleHead of Manufacturing
Salary £65000
Consultant James Porteous
Consultant Phone 023 9400 4726
Consultant Email James@wr-engineering.com
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