Production Manager


Wolverhampton, WV

Date Posted:



United Kingdom


HS Marston Aerospace Limited, Wobaston Road, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, WV10 6QJ

Position Role Type:


POSITION TITLE: Production Manager

DIVISION: Collins Aerospace

BUSINESS AREA: Power and Controls

DEPARTMENT: Operations

REPORTING TO: Operations Manager

LOCATION: Wolverhampton




The Production Manager is responsible and manages a team of intermediate or experienced professionals in Manufacturing Operations. Establishes objectives and guidelines for managing and monitoring cell performance and productivity.

Promote an environment that challenges the existing process and strives for excellence through continuous improvement and flexibility.

Accountable for delivering Safety (S), Quality (Q), Delivery (D), Cost (C, Lean (L)/People (P) targets across the department, introducing new products and processes and unleashing the departments potential.


  • Responsible for the day-to-day production and delivery process across the department, ensuring key business deliverables are met and exceeded, including OTD, productivity, sales, inventory controls & budget adherence.
  • Install and support the ‘Tier’ process into the Wolverhampton Site (Tier 1, 2, and 3) using SQDCP principles.
  • Directs cost reduction and process improvements to ensure efficiency of operations and cost effectiveness.
  • Directs scheduling to meet production standards.
  • Executing the sequencing of work, such as build and delivery to optimise productivity.
  • Directs innovation to enhance the cell's production capabilities.
  • Supports the Interfaces with customers to understand customer needs and issues to ensure the customer receives satisfactory standards of service.
  • People Leadership - Communication, driving the right culture and acting as an escalation point for any people issues. Talent mapping and career development.
  • Support in generating future state capacity plans for capital expenditure modelling.
  • Ensures capacity and capability processes are implemented in order to meet agree customer requirements and act as sponsor for associated capital expenditure.
  • Responsible for managing the departmental budgets and meeting cost and budget target, this includes proactively identifying savings and driving associated initiatives through to a successful conclusion.
  • Efficiently introducing new product to the production line driving associated manufacturing, process and quality controls are in place from the outset.
  • Ensure that product is produced using approved parts and processes and that quality/yield issues are proactively managed to reduce the associated cost of poor quality.
  • Strong people management skills, with the ability to deliver results by empowering your team; must be comfortable with providing performance related feedback and challenging, mentoring and coaching individuals.
  • Lead the operations & manufacturing engineering team to achieve outstanding delivery quality, productivity performance and a clear path to embed manufacturing best practices.
  • Manage operational budgets to promote profitability and ensure the Company has all the resources required to meet its objectives within agreed financial parameters.
  • To support & lead the development of a continuous improvement culture through CORE, Develop and have ownership for the site Operations transformation plan (5yr)
  • Mentor, coach and develop the capabilities of the leaders in your team to develop a strong Operations Management team.
  • Manage the payroll/overtime for the department(s).
  • Drive Productivity using Lean tools such as 5S, standardization, visual management.
  • Lead and implement a multi skilled workforce to be agile and meet customer needs i.e. planning, organising, developing, coaching, training, engagement.
  • Leading, setting standards, guiding and coaching in line with the Collins Aerospace core values.
  • To drive root cause analysis using the CAPA system for faults both internal and external customers.
  • Maintaining and developing customer relationships and providing exceptional customer service.
  • Leader of Quality and associated Quality Management Systems (QMS).
  • Perform Appraisal review(s) with the Operations team / direct reports.
  • Taking Responsibility - Willingness to show initiative and a readiness to own decisions and their outcomes.
  • Accountable for Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and People (SQDCP) reviews:
    • Safety
      • Compliance to EHS policy
      • Risk Assessment
      • Safe Systems of work
      • Accidents / Incidents
      • House Keeping (5S)
    • Quality
      • Customer issues / returns
      • Compliance to standard (ISO9001 / AS9100 etc)
      • Process adherence
      • Right First Time (RFT)
      • Cost of Poor Quality (CoPQ)
      • Quality Notes (QN)
    • Delivery
      • Schedule Adherence
      • Customer OTIF / OTD
      • Optimisation of schedule
      • Inventory Reduction
      • Lead time reduction
      • Sub-contractor performance
      • Balanced work flow
      • Continuous Improvement (CORE)
    • Cost
      • Paid service revenue / recoveries
      • Capital Investment (Capex)
      • Cost of non-quality (CoPQ)
      • Lean tools and techniques to eliminate waste
    • People
      • Communication, Involvement & Engagement
      • Drive multi skilling teams
      • Learning and Development
      • Succession Planning
      • Strategic Future projects – R&D, Automation, Technology
      • Ambassador for Collins Aerospace
      • Role model for company’s Vision, Mission and Values


  • Degree qualification in Mechanical / Aerospace Engineering.
  • Chartered / Incorporated Engineer.
  • Time served apprentice.
  • Track record of delivering a world class operation.
  • Proven track record with a successful portfolio of achievements.
  • Competent in Operations, Engineering, EHS, Quality and HR class leading practices.
  • Confident and professional personality, experienced with direct customer interface.

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