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Plant Manager


Location: Oldham (UK)

Type: Permanent

Reference: 11089


Simpson Booth's client, a global Technical insulation manufacturer, is looking for a Plant Manager to run their manufacturing plant in Oldham. The central focus of the role is to drive continuous improvement and optimisation of all processes.

Job Function

  • Lead from the front for manufacturing efficiency improvements.
  • Conduct daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly KPI and quality reviews to monitor regular plant performance.
  • Lead in implementing continuous improvement manufacturing ideas and embed these throughout the company.
  • Working closely with Plant Controlling, Supply Chain, Human resources, Finance, Sales & Technical Managers.

Experience Required

  • Experience of successfully implementing and managing change in a complex environment.
  • Experience of working at Senior Management level within a Unionised environment.
  • Experience of holding full budgetary responsibility for Operations with a turnover exceeding £8M.
  • In depth knowledge of Lean manufacturing/continuous improvement tools & techniques and able to evidence the successful implementation.
  • Able to evidence the ability to deal with complex challenges with positive results.
  • Courage in decision making and management, with the ability to influence at all levels.
  • High levels of energy, drive and resilience.
  • Ideally degree-level education in a relevant Manufacturing, Engineering or Technical discipline.

Other skills/knowledge

  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • IT literature – SAP & Microsoft knowledge.
  • Project management.


  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to travel occasionally.

Due to the high levels of interest in our advertised vacancies and the number of applications we receive, Simpson Booth regrets that it may not be possible to respond to all submissions. If you have not heard from Simpson Booth regarding your application within 14 days please assume that, in this instance, you have been unsuccessful.