Plant Manager

Location: Ockley, Surrey
Plant Manager – Factory Manager

Location: Ewhurst, Ockley, Surrey. RH5 5QH.
Hours: Full Time 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

About Us

Founded in Vienna in 1819, Wienerberger is a leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations. Wienerberger has 198 production sites and the Wienerberger Group generated revenues of € 2,973 million in 2016.

Offering in excess of 1000 products, Wienerberger’s range includes the Terca and Porotherm brands as part of its wall category, Sandtoft and Keymer as part of its roof category, and Penter as part of its paving category.

About The Role
We are currently seeking to recruit a Plant Manager for our Ewhurst factory in Surrey. This person will be responsible for a team of 5 direct reports and a site total of 50 employees. 

You will provide strong and effective leadership in managing the plant operations at our Ewhurst site in Ockley, Surrey. You will be able to lead, motivate and drive a team by example and ensure effective manufacturing operations that produce to target volumes, yield and efficiency.
Main Responsibilities:
To manage the overall operational activity of the site/factory and take direct responsibility for site wide issues.
Ensure high levels of customer service through delivery of production targets to deliver product availability for pick and sale.
Maintain and improve product quality to required standards and customer requirements.
Strong cost management within budget and forecast constraints and delivering year on year cost improvement.
Developing a longer term vision for the plant to encapsulate full potential.
Provide a consistent leadership style that promotes teamwork, open communication, can do attitude.

About You

Skills & Experience:
  • Degree level educated, ideally in ceramics or an engineering discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ senior production management experience working in a fast paced production environment.
  • Strong managerial & leadership skills, especially managing change.
  • Good knowledge of relevant and current HSE legislation.
  • Strong organisational and planning ability.
  • Project management experience.
  • Knowledge of heavy clay technology and raw materials is desirable.
  • NEBOSH Certificate is desirable.
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