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Head of Production

Head of Production for a £multi-million turnover print business. It's a pretty chunky job. 

Are you up for it? Of course, you are. 

You love being integral, part of something that is really going places and this is set up perfectly for you to come in and run the show. Well, production at least. This is an all-encompassing role one where you'll probably be wearing many hats, sometimes all at once but hey, you know what working in print production is like already. 

This role has been done by someone else for quite some time. They've done a brilliant job and continue to do so but this is all about succession planning. Ensuring that there's no drop in service, quality or output, there will be a solid handover of information and time for the new and old to transition. 

For you, you'll be walking into a business that has unbelievably good staff longevity & progression. An award-winning (genuinely award-winning, they didn't buy it) business that has been in the print production and manufacturing game for over 30 years. A privately owned family business but an ambitious one. This place is about to take off. From it's very solid foundations I might add! 

You'll be managing a team of 15 print operatives but then outside of that, you'll manage scheduling, workflow, stock, and installation. I told you you'll have many hats. It'll be like water off a ducks back for you though who is experienced in print production, ideally already a production manager within the print, large format or signage industry. 

Communication has to be a strong point. You know what sales people are like, you'll have to advise and work with them as internal stakeholders in addition to the installation team, suppliers, and sometimes the client as well as people management of the operators. 

I mentioned this business is going places. They are always looking to improve, drive and add value so if you're coming into this with perhaps knowledge of continuous improvement, six sigma or skills like that, that would certainly be hugely beneficial. It doesn't have to be a formal qualification but examples of pushing for more, improving output and not just settling with what you have. It's that type of place. 

Needless to say, given the nature of the role, people management is key in this role. Not only that but if you've been responsible for recruitment, health and safety and training, they too will be big ticks in the boxes. 

Earlier, I mentioned this is succession planning. A great opportunity to take over the reins over a well ran ship. That doesn't mean it's going to be easy. Your fresh eyes, new enthusiasm and experience are all perfect with the timing to review what's been done and implement changes to make this place thrive internally. More so than it already does. What an opportunity and challenge. 

As it stands, there is no shift patterns. Production is Monday - Friday 9am - 5:30. Now, you know that's not the switch knocked off at 5:30 and everyone home. It's a busy place but these are very much the 'core' hours but you'll be expected (as a senior member of the team) to be accessible out of hours too for any questions, problems or emergencies. 

Head of Production, means that you are in a manufacturing facility so this is an office-based role. You must be able to commute to the site daily. 

If this is something you are interested in and would like more information on, then please get in touch. You don't have to have an up-to-date CV, so feel free to get in touch by phone, email or carrier pigeon. Happy to answer any questions you may have about this opportunity. 


Location: Saltley | Salary: 45000 - 50000 per year | Job type: Permanent