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Facility & Production Manager

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Barrie Knitwear


£40k dependant on experience


LE5 area

Job Overview

Barrie Knitwear are looking for a manager who can support the establishment and growth of their new production site in Leicester. We are looking for a proactive individual who will work with the team to set up the new training and production site and who will ultimately manage the unit on a day-to-day basis. Key to the success of this role will be the individual’s ability to build relationships, both internally and externally – the site will be remote from the main Barrie Knitwear factory (based in Hawick, Scotland) and therefore will operate as a standalone unit. This individual will be required to manage the site on a day-to-day basis, motivating the team and working within the local community, while liaising with the Senior Team in Hawick. Excellent communication, leadership and project management skills are essential. The unit will initially open as a Training Academy, employing up to 30 individuals who will be trained to develop their linking skills. The Training Academy will have a team of 4 Trainers who will report to the Leicester Site Manager on a daily basis. Over the course of the first 12 months, as the new recruits build their confidence and skills in linking, the unit in Leicester will grow to be a production unit, with a permanent Training Academy within it, constantly developing new talent. This is a unique opportunity to join Barrie Knitwear, a long-established international brand, at the beginning of their new venture in Leicester. Key Deliverables – first 12 months Support Project Lead to set up site, including implementation of all policies and procedures required to establish new safe working environment. Build, lead and develop the operational teams to create an open, responsive and cohesive working environment as measured by staff turnover, absence and engagement rates. Implement performance management measures and monitor the performance of the team through individual performance objectives and personal development plans to achieve the unit strategy. Develop external relationships in Leicester through networking and promoting Barrie within the community, establishing private and public links to support the growth of knitwear manufacturing and associated technical skills in the area. Key Responsibilities of role - ongoing Manage and lead the day-to-day operations of the Leicester production and training unit. Manage all aspects of the associated production process, in line with company standards, best practice and current Health and Safety Legislation and quality standards. Manage and deliver the weekly production schedule and Production OEE targets. Ensure the production area is appropriately resourced, including people, facilities and raw materials to ensure delivery of all targets. Pro-actively contribute to the preparation of operational plans (Production Plans), including analysis of current activities and performance to deliver best practice and more effective operations. Work with direct reports to encourage involvement in improving operational solutions to minimise down-time and costs and achieve improved operational targets in line with area strategy. Provide technical advice and guidance to operational team and associated functions to ensure effective resolution of operational issues. Deliver operational budgets. Liaise with external & internal contacts to ensure supply of services/products to meet operational requirements in a timely way. Casual dress Company events Company pension Cycle to work scheme Health & wellbeing programme Life insurance Sick pay

Hours per week

Monday - Friday


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