Factory Manager - Expiring soon!

Posted 24/04/2024 by Ibstock PLC


WE ARE 200 years of history and over 2,300 employees strong. WE ARE a business loaded with opportunity and career progression. WE ARE innovators, designers, makers and engineers who manufacture and provide smart, efficient, and effective building products and solutions.

Through our customer relationships, diverse building product range and solutions, we enable the creation of inspirational homes, places and spaces for us all to live and work better. With eight core product categories, underpinned by expert design and technical services, we work with architects, builders, merchants and the wider construction supply chain to build the face of Britain.

We are fully committed to a net zero future and continue to invest in expertise and product development to manufacture more efficiently and sustainably. We pride ourselves on leading for new, innovative and sustainable products and solutions, both for today and for a new era of building.

To support our progress, we are currently recruiting for a Factory Manager to come and join our team at our Longley Dewsbury site in Dewsbury WF12 9EF.

Please note this role is a 12 month fixed term contract.

As such we are looking for an inspirational leader to manage, motivate and develop our factory manufacturing team where continuous improvement is at the heart of all we do. The successful applicant will be an exceptional communicator, commercially astute and a customer champion, able to deliver our production targets against the highest health and safety, quality, environmental and cost expectations. The safety of our people is of the utmost importance and working safely is the only way we operate.

Specific responsibilities include:

 People management and motivation to create a flexible, effective and multi skilled workforce across all disciplines

Preparing and managing the Factory’s annual budget ensuring that all planned spend is correctly costed and cash flow managed in accordance with the Company’s fiscal policies

Ensuring that the Factory 5-year plan is continually updated and delivered

Rigorous application of the Ibstock Manufacturing System to deliver continuous improvement across all of factory operations and exceed all KPI's

Working with the factory team to identify, submit and then implement suitable capital improvement projects to deliver efficiency or safety improvements

Working collaboratively across all Ibstock Brick support functions to utilise specialist support to deliver key projects

Developing new products that will ensure we are at the forefront of market trends and comply with all current and future environmental and sustainability developments

Implementing our Sustainability Roadmap and driving sustainable performance at site level.

We aspire to operate to world class standards and therefore a fully comprehensive training plan will be implemented to address any necessary skills development to ensure you are as effective as possible in this role.

Essential Qualifications & Experience:

Excellent leadership and coaching skills

Proven ability to develop an experienced manufacturing team to increase efficiency across the factory whilst surpassing customer expectations

The ability to analyse and interpret data to identify key trends and opportunities to increase profitability

Demonstrable application of problem solving tools and techniques to deliver efficiency improvement

Able to implement and drive performance improvement using lean tools, KPIs and visual management

An in-depth knowledge of current Health and Safety, Environmental and Employment Laws and best practice application of these within a manufacturing environment

Desirable Skills/Qualifications

NEBOSH qualified (or equivalent)

A degree or equivalent level qualification

Sound engineering knowledge

Technical and ceramic experience

ILM5 or equivalent

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people from minority groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Here at Ibstock PLC we are dedicated to building belonging, empowering you to be your true self by offering a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Think you can make a difference? WE ARE your future.

More details:

•            Full time, permanent role

•            Competitive salary

•            Bonus scheme

•            Car allowance

•            10% matched pension, administered by Legal and General

•            3x life insurance

•            Share Save scheme eligibility

•            Full access to Employee Assistance programme for self and family members

•            Access to high street retail discounts platform – with access to discounts at Tesco, Asda

•            Personal development and career progression opportunities

If you have any queries around this vacancy please contact myself via email on (url removed), (phone number removed)

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion?

Excited about the role, but your past experience or qualifications don’t perfectly match everything in the job description? We would encourage you to still apply. Studies have shown that some people, particularly from minority groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Here at Ibstock Plc we are dedicated to building belonging, empowering our colleagues to be their true self by offering a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. You may just be the right candidate for this role, or other future roles across the Ibstock Group.

Ibstock Plc are committed and passionate about building a diverse environment. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, disability or age

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