Production Manager

Applications Close - 29/03/2024

An exciting opportunity to join BCW Group BCW Group is a collection of companies in the manufacturing sector, delivering advanced engineering solutions. Founded in 2002, BCW has a proven track record dealing with large blue-chip clients in markets sectors such as Aerospace, Automotive, Defence, Mining, Power Generation and Off-Road Vehicles. BCW offer our customers exceptional first tier supply chain and project management capabilities for a complete supply chain solution delivering products from our 250,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. We work with our customers from concept, design for manufacture then right through to assembly and product delivery. We are looking for a highly motivated Production Manager with excellent Leadership and motivational Skills. You will be responsible for managing and leading Business Unit production requirements, assets and resources in accordance with customer, regulatory and BCW BMS requirements. The ideal candidate will have experience as a Production Leader or Manager and a Higher National Certificate Level 3 Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

Role Scope

To manage and lead Business Unit production requirements, assets and resources in accordance with customer, regulatory and BCW BMS requirements.

Role Objectives

  • Management of Business Unit production provisions including resource management, productivity, producibility, hardware maintenance and monitoring to BMS requirements.
  • Production Planning of Business Unit to customer / internal schedule requirements to achieve KPI targets.
  • Manage and lead the Business Unit to achieve safety targets including accident prevention & near misses
  • Manage and lead the business unit to achieve internal and external quality KPIs
  • Manage and lead the business unit to achieve OEE KPI target of 80% OEE Efficiency.
  • Manage and resource the business to achieve absence rates and direct headcount KPIs
  • Lead the business unit in RCCA and continually improvement activities in reaction to production performance issues.

Specific Responsibilities

General Task Management

  • Ensure effective production planning, with adequate manning levels to achieve internal and customer schedule requirements.
  • Lead the business unit in meeting HSE safe working and quality standards and targets defined.
  • Management of production performance management tools and reporting of deviations and escalations including OEE, SQCDIP Level I - III and SICs.
  • Manage and lead the business unit to meet business tactical and strategic metrics in accordance with customer and BMS requirements.
  • Manage and lead the production team resource management process including performance appraisals, objective definition departmental and individual, planned and unplanned absences as well as resourcing levels to meet business budget and performance targets.
  • Management and lead the production team skills and competency to ensure required skill levels and available for all functions within the business unit.
  • Drive and lead improvement activities in line with business one plan maturity assessment to eliminate wastes, increase OEE performance and reduce quality rates.
  • Monitor and measure business unit performance in accordance with KPI and performance metrics.
  • Drive positive change in culture within the manufacturing environment, promoting the Groups values of One team, Innovation, and Proud. Supporting a productive and positive work environment.

Problem Solving

  • Support the business unit support functions and shift leaders when investigating issues and completing continual improvement activities.
  • Lead investigation into production delivery and quality issues with robust problem-solving techniques and resourcing.


  • Time effective management for shift attendance and planned overtime.
  • Self-compliance to Business Management System requirements and standard processes.

Relationship Management

  • Maintain positive relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure business unit targets and objectives are achieved.

Continual Improvement

  • Identify improvement activities within the business unit using analytical tools and project management skills to support the business operational excellence initiative.

Personal Skills Profile

Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent Leadership, communication, and motivational skills
  • Excellent People and Performance Management Skills
  • Ability to review and develop individuals and teams
  • Ability to plan production processes to customer demands
  • Ability to ensure resources work to high standards
  • Understanding of production processes and intended results
  • Leadership of performance management tools
  • Management of HSE reporting processes
  • Ability to use problem solving techniques to establish root cause and corrective actions
  • Understanding of customer expectations
  • Ability to work in a pressured environment and react quickly to problems and deviations.
  • Understanding of HSE & Quality Principles

Qualifications and Experience Levels:

  • GCSE Level A-E / NVQ Level 2 - 3 / BTEC National Diploma Level 3
  • Higher National Certifiate Level 3 Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience in Production leader or manager is desired.
  • MRP System experience is desired.

Please complete the Contact Form to register your interest in the role and our team will call you back, or alternatively email your CV directly to

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