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Production Manager

Building Products

Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex
Salary Band 2 plus benefits
Full Time
Closing: 21/01/2019
2 position available
Job Reference No. TBP1451

Job Specification

Are you looking to be part of an expanding business, where you work in an inclusive environment, and be lead a front-line team which produces 3.5 million 100m2 equivalent of the world-known Durox block? Do you want to help us grow and help our teams meet the challenge of supplying an ever-growing housing market? If the answer is YES, Tarmac are recruiting for a Factory Operative at our Linford site.

At Tarmac, we believe our people are our business. We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards. Joining our team as Factory Operative you will be entitled to a highly competitive basic salary and a great range of benefits.

Who are we looking for?

As our ideal Production Manager, you will be a good team player who has their own safety, and that of your colleagues and your team, always in mind in everything you do - and you are someone who holds high standards and accountability in the team you lead. You will be a proven good communicator across multiple levels and departments, be passionate about reliability and lead the site to ensure it operates to optimum capacity. Importantly, you are someone who wants their business to grow and get better every day and will lead and direct accordingly.

Prior experience of leading front-line teams to success and working with multiple department to achieve your goals in a manufacturing environment is essential. Aircrete process knowledge is ideal, but not essential - candidates without Aircrete knowledge should not be deterred from applying.

Ideally a successful candidate would have passed a form of workplace health and safety certification, awarded from either IOSH or NEBOSH, or equivalent bodies.

Note there are x2 Production Manager roles being recruited for – shift-based and a days-based (with shift cover) role. The days-based role will be responsible for managing the Upstream elements of the site, but will be required to cover shifts for holiday and sickness at periods of time through the year.

What will I be responsible for?

The successful Production Manager will be accountable for all aspects of maintaining a safe, front-line, working environment - ensuring adherence to safety standards is adhered to and improved through their team. The Production Manager is responsible for delivering production plan volume and adherence targets; resource planning across multiple shifts and meeting cost and delivering on performance related metrics for your area of responsibility. The Production Manager is responsible for driving reliability through the team and is expected to work closely with Engineering colleagues to reduce top pareto performance limitations so to improve the plant OEE %, and thus, serve customers with high repeatability and reliability.

You will also take responsibility for:

  • Embedding a step-change safety culture - a high accountability model through your team
  • Continuous improvement towards plant and production methods which led to sustainable reliability improvement of the plant.
  • Development, introduction, and embedding multiple standards across the operation - with locally agreed/national/legislative compliance monitored and deviations managed accordingly.

Our business

Tarmac is the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. Our innovative products and solutions not only deliver the infrastructure needed to grow the UK economy today but also help to create a more sustainable built environment for the country’s long-term future.

If you share our values and have the drive and enthusiasm to help us fulfil our vision, we would like to meet you. Please click APPLY below now to register your interest in the role of a Production Manager!


All applicants will be required to provide evidence that they have the right to live and work in the UK, as per the UK Illegal Working Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 at the interview stage.

No agencies please.

Tarmac is an equal opportunities employer.

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