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Manufacturing Shift Leader – Kitchens

Drive the high-level performance of multiple production lines for Howden, the UK market leader in Kitchens.

Full time
Runcorn, Cheshire
Attractive salary + comprehensive benefits

As Manufacturing Shift Leader reporting to our Operations Manager, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that production targets are met with adherence to quality, cost, delivery, people and Health & Safety metrics. With up to 15 direct reports, 15.2m pieces manufactured per annum and around 200 SKUs, involving the performance management of multiple production lines, you’ll liaise closely with and performance track service departments’ agency and stock controllers. In addition to completing risk assessments and standard operations procedures, other key accountabilities include:

• facilitating continuous improvement workshops
• ensuring training needs analysis is up-to-date
• producing the weekly labour plan
• monitoring and maintaining 5S standards.

With a proven leadership track record within manufacturing, involving multiple production lines, you’re skilled in implementing continuous improvement. Your knowledge and experience of cutting-edge lean manufacturing, KPIs and quality control plans complements your experience of financial management. Accustomed to applying Health & Safety regulations within fast-paced, technical manufacturing, and with CIEH Level 3, you’re able to apply HR procedures. Furniture/wood-based experience would be an advantage. In addition to leadership skills, you can also offer:

• cultural and organisational awareness
• people management and relationship skills
• strong organisation and decision-making capabilities.

Howdens Joinery was founded in Yorkshire in 1995. In our first year of operation we had just 14 depots and sales of £1m. Today, Howden Joinery Group has grown to become the UK's leading supplier of kitchens, with the largest kitchen rigid cabinet manufacturing capacity in Europe. It employs over 8,000 people, has over 640 depots nationwide and generates annual sales of over £1.3 billion and it is still growing.

Our attractive salary and benefits package is supported by excellent training and development programmes. As well as the opportunity to develop within a pioneering area of the business for a high-profile FTSE 250 company, you will be part of a rewarding organisation, recognised for excellence in the workplace in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For.

Shifts are 06.00 - 14.00, 14.00 -22.00 and 22.00 - 06.00

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