• Production Manager

    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
    United Kingdom
    Seniority Level
    Job Function
    Operations / Manufacturing
    Permanent Full-Time
    Estimated Travel Required
    0 - 10%
  • Company Overview

    Come and work with us the “TT Way” which means we do the right thing, bring out the best in each other, achieve more together, champion expertise and get the job done…well! With approximately 4800 colleagues we operate from 27 locations around the world. Building the expertise of our people is critical to the future success of our organisation.


    TT Electronics is a global provider of engineered electronics. We collaborate with customers in the transportation, industrial, medical, and aerospace and defence markets, providing them with engineering expertise and support through a global network of specialists and world class facilities. As a responsible employer we encourage all our people to “give something back” by supporting the local communities in which we operate.


    In Rogerstone, Newport, South Wales we specialise in low volume, high mix electronics. Our team of 230 employees is part of the Global Manufacturing Solutions division and delivers end to end through life tailored business solutions to world leading manufacturing partners. Rumour has it that we have a good reputation with visiting colleagues from other TT locations, and that our excellent staff canteen facilities are partly due to that.

    Role Overview and Responsibilities


    To lead and manage all aspects of manufacturing activity within your area of responsibility, with full accountability for creating an efficient and cost effective planning, co-ordination and ring production facility, ensuring expected quality, on time delivery and standards are adhered too.    (Cost, quality, safety and delivery).


    Key Responsibilities

    • To oversee the efficient manufacturing of product, ensuring delivery to customer on time in full (OTIF) at the right specification including cost and quality.
    • Understand the technical and legislative elements associated with your area of responsibility and ensure compliance.
    • Use Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and standard processes to ensure that committed goals and improvements are achieved, communicating with your team the priorities, targets and achievement rates to help drive improvements.
    • Drive and improve the performance of your area, working with other functions to maximise efficiencies in terms of equipment, processes and people.
    • Create a culture that encourages and promotes continuous improvement across all aspects of the working environment.
    • Create, lead and motivate a team that is trained and competent to deliver the business requirements both in the short to medium term.
    • Responsible for all aspects of people management relating to your area of responsibility, involving HR as necessary, including but not limited to recruitment, performance management, disciplinary, absence management, employee communication and engagement.
    • To proactively manage all HS&E aspects that relate to your area ensuring compliance to process and adherence to ISO 18001 Standards.
    • Responsible for agreeing, controlling and monitoring budgetary measures including Headcount, Productivity, Sickness Absence and Overtime etc ensuring targets are achieved.
    • Balancing load and capacity planning, working with Supply Chain and/or Purchasing to ensure the creation of credible plans to satisfy and deliver customer orders as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.
    • Ensures the quality levels are to the required standard and continuously developed through all methods including regular quality reviews.
    • Ensure output/financial targets are achieved as per budgeted plan.
    • Ensures NPI trials are fully supported and act as chair of pre production/post production reviews between functions

    Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

    Core Requirements

    Technical Expertise

    Demonstrates a firm command of technology deployed and end use applications.

    Relevant scientific knowledge and experience of EMS Processes

    Technical understanding of cost levers and drivers

    Continuous Understands the overall business objectives and customer expectations

    Continuous improvement and problem solving skills

    Project Management skills



    Critical Thinking

    Logical thought process

    Cool under pressure

    Crisis Management

    Ability to manage projects through established  methodologies

    Systems orientated

    Resource and long term team planning

    Keeps an eye on “the bigger picture”



    Processing and Organisational Knowledge

    Leverages process and organizational knowledge to support business goals

    Builds relationships within TT’s organisation to optimize available resources.

    Builds strategic relationships outside organization to keep up with best practices

    Uses processing knowledge to help impact TT’s bottom line

    Shares processing and organisational knowledge across the business



    Process Optimisation

    Understands management accounting in detail

    Uses established KPI’s to manage processes

    Helps to establish and promote performance management initiatives

    Offers expertise in development of any new process manufacturing KPI’s

    Uses process mapping to support Process optimization

    Root cause analysis

    Initiates capital application based on sound principles and investigation


    Desireable Skills and Experience

    Personal Competencies

    Excellent leadership, motivation & team building skills

    Experience and sustainable success of managing change through a business/site.

    Experience of active strategic input.

    Develops relationships inside and outside the organisation to enhance personal and Company effectiveness.

    Ability to clearly identify bottlenecks within a manufacturing process, capable of quickly interpreting and “owning” the process and able to extrapolate the detail.

    Highly KPI orientated – capable of achieving over and above expectations, use the information to create further business growth/development.

    Customer orientation – realisation of who the customer is, strives to over deliver in all areas and experience of delivering change across the business.

     Qualified to HND level or above in a Manufacturing or Production Engineering discipline. 

    Understanding and compliance of ISO 9001/AS9100 NADCAP and other standard EMS /CEM required processes

     Actively listens and shares information and knowledge with others in a timely manner.

    Ensures that appropriate information has been received and understood and ensures supervisor and team are aware of any changes or potential issues.

    Ability to influence (upwards, peers, downwards)

     Plans, organises and prioritises resources and activities. Achieves results through optimal approaches.

    Demonstrates the flexibility and adaptability to be successful in a changing environment. Proactively seeks and is open to alternative ideas and approaches.

    Shows enthusiasm and a strong commitment to the organisation. Is resilient and determined to seek out and meet challenges



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