General Manager (Deputy) - London/Herts - £££

Reference: PrintMatch1385

This is a highly innovative client of ours, who offer print and marketing communications to a number of major brand and retail companies across the UK and beyond.

Our client is looking for a Deputy General Manager – Plant Operations, to be based in North London/Hertfordshire and will be responsible for general management of all phases of Print/Finishing operations including: primary processing, production, engineering, maintenance and product warehousing

Responsibilities also include coaching, training and capability building personnel and facility/physical plant up-keep and capital improvements. In addition, the position is responsible for annual budget control, planning and execution. The position works closely with the General Manager, primary processing, production, engineering and maintenance teams to increase productivity and profitability


Provide leadership for the successful day-to-day operation of the facilities. Work closely with the Group QSHE Manager to ensure all members of responsibility of this role are aware of safety requirements. Ensuring provision of a safe workplace for employees. Work closely with plant and quality assurance personnel to review product quality consistency while monitoring yield rates and wastage to determine trends and areas of improvement.

Review established production schedules for all manufacturing departments to ensure established inventory levels and OTIF delivery capability are met while operating at the highest efficiency possible  Overall responsibility for ensuring that staffing and competency levels are achieved/exceeded in all aspects of the manufacturing process and Lean tools and techniques are deployed to facilitate improvement.

Monitor manufacturing operations expenses and research ways to reduce costs while maintaining product quality. Develop and execute the plant manufacturing budgets, including relevant departments accountable to the achievement of budgets, Analyse workforce requirements Coach and develop a WORLD CLASS Continuous improvement environment. Remove waste and constraints from the production process to improve efficiencies and enhance productivity Work with the Procurement Manager to develop and improve supplier relationships and product quality for materials. Maintain and support a superior safety and housekeeping program, including all timely communication initiatives


Tertiary qualifications in a Manufacturing/Management and/or Operations discipline or other related fields 7+ years progressive experience in a key leadership/management role within a manufacturing facility. Previous experience/strong understanding of budgeting/expense management with a basic understanding of financial and accounting practices Strong computer skills including the ability to prepare spreadsheets and use Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Power Point and/or Access) to analyse data and trends Previous experience/best practices implementing and using continuous improvement/lean tools such as; Six Sigma, 5-S, Lean Manufacturing, Transactional Lean, etc. to drive improvement Previous experience/broad understanding of safety systems and enforcement of safety rules and policies.

This position has genuine progression opportunity for the right candidate.

If you are interested in the position and would like to be submitted please send through your CV in the first instance.


Alternatively, we have a number of other vacancies we are currently dealing with across various categories that include: Account Manager, Account Executive, Account Director, Project Manager, Production Manager, Estimator, Buyer, Sales Manager, Sales Executive. Call us on 01279 772967 or 772968




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