AQUMEN Recruitment is working with a prestigious manufacturing business based in Scunthorpe to secure the services of an experienced Project Lead.
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This is a permanent position where you will be responsible for managing a world class manufacturing site, meeting customer service and quality requirements at optimum cost, through effective management and development of operations.
As Project Lead your responsibilities will include (not an exhaustive list):
Ensure that the Plant meets its legal and Company obligations with respect to safety, environmental and hygiene factors in line with Company policies and procedures through Launch related activities.
Maintain, promote and improve the health and safety culture and environmental awareness and performance on the site
Be an active and integrated member of the Program Team and develop a detailed knowledge of the products and processes required for developing the Plant.
Liaise and report Program Status and progress to the Technical Manager and site Senior Management.
Manage the Launch Accountability Process and communicate through the Plant Meeting Cadence.
Participate and assist in PFMEA’s and process flow development.
Coordinate and deliver prototype part requirements, employing PDCA methodology to develop and enhance the products and processes in preparation for program launch.
Lead and deliver new product launches into the Plant utilising the skills of the Program Team Members
Work closely with the customer ensuring good working relationships and unrivalled support, particularly through the Customer Service Administrator, assisting with both arising issues and continuous improvement activities.
Participate in all customer related cost down activities and new product introduction.
Contribute to the overall operational management of the plant by recommending sound policies and strategies that support the business objectives.
Cultivate strong, clear leadership and vision within the Plant, creating a continually improving environment, which promotes manufacturing innovation and encourages excellence and achievement to flourish
Lead Change Management processes from conception through to successful Launch.
Lead all Manufacturing Engineering activities from Process Flow, Layout, Equipment Specification through to timely introduction, whilst observing the Manufacturing Readiness Process.
Contactable out of normal working hours in order to respond to urgent customer enquiries.
As Project Lead you will have:
Qualification in Engineering or Project Management
Valid driving licence
Numerate literate to minimum O Level GCSE “C"
Relevant degree / diploma
Proven experience in fast paced manufacturing operations
Supervisory and/or people management experience, preferably in manufacturing unit
Experience of new product launch
Experience of automotive parts, manufacture and supply
Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate effectively at all levels
Influencing and persuasive style with “can do” attitude with propensity to problem solve
Ability to manage time effectively and prioritise tasks according to customer requirements
Strong customer focus with the ability to deal with issues as they arise
Effective situational leadership skills
Strong presentation skills
Computer literate, particularly with MS Office and preferably MS Project
People management skills, particularly dealing with difficult situations such asabsence, poor performance and behaviour
Excellent communication skills at all levels
Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing methodologies 5S, Kaizen, SMED etc.
The successful Project Lead will receive a salary of £48000 with a car allowance of £400 per month. Other benefits include – company sick pay, company pension, secure on-site parking, cycle to work scheme, Salary Extras reward scheme, Smart Health scheme.
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