Production Manager

Vacancy posted: Friday, 28 May 2010

Salary: Competitive
Location: Dundee

Closing date: 11 June 2010

Please note: This vacancy is no longer advertised.

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Bonar Technical Yarns has been manufacturing cutting edge synthetic yarns since the early 1960s. The Bonar name has become synonymous around the world for innovation and the highest quality production.

Part of Low and Bonar PLC, an international group manufacturing and supplying a wide range of high performance specialist materials in flooring and industrial textiles, Bonar Technical Yarns has production sites in Scotland, Belgium, China and Abu Dhabi. This international footprint ensures the Bonar brand, quality products and excellent service are globally prominent.

For our production facility in Dundee we are looking for a

Production Manager

Reporting to the Plant Manager, you will be responsible for 9 direct reports and over 100 employees in production and despatch departments. You will be a member of the senior management team and over the next 2 years will be instrumental in driving considerable change across the site as part of this team.

Your main responsibilities include

  • daily production and logistics operations, meaning delivering against the production plan
  • developing and implementing performance KPI’s
  • improving quality and efficiency
  • maintaining and improving local safety standards.
  • driving a change process

You will also be required to work closely with your own team coaching and developing personnel to ensure they meet the required standard.

This will be a challenging and rewarding role for the motivated and driven individual. You must be an effective and challenging people-manager. Direct (change) management experience of a large team is essential. You will be working as part of a small management team and therefore will be confident in taking the lead at times. It is essential that you are someone who sees actions through to completion. You must be analytical and confident in using a PC and MSOffice and have examples in your working life of problem solving.

Your essential characteristics and skills are:

  • experience of using Lean manufacturing techniques
  • a minimum of 5 -7 years (change) management experience
  • a degree level background in Engineering or Science
  • working knowledge of ISO9001.
  • self-motivation and drive
  • a hands-on attitude

If you think you would be interested in this role then call Nicola Edwards for an informal chat or submit your CV and a covering letter to or to Bonar Yarns & Fabrics, St Salvador St, Dundee, DD3 7EU 

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