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Manufacturing Director High Tech Instrmentation

Ref: : AM11777 (Vector Recruitment Limited)
Location: :

Abingdon - Thames Valley

Rate: 70K to 95K (Permanent) + Bens
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering
Functional Areas: Engineering / Design, Executive Management

A superb career opportunity for a Manufacturing Director has been created at a highly successful technology company specialising in bespoke high-tech instrumentation systems & custom subcontract manufacturing services for clients world-wide. The Manufacturing Director will be responsible for ensuring that the Manufacturing function fully supports the company's technical ambitions and growth plans. You will need to demonstrate previous experience of implementation manufacturing and quality strategies, systems, techniques and process into a growing product development technology SME.

This is a superb opportunity for a senior Manufacturing Manager or Production Director to join a dynamic company with a well-established presence in a strong vertical market. The company is highly profitable with excellent growth forecasts and management owned with a committed, driven and happy workforce.

Responsibilities of Manufacturing Director

* Manage the manufacturing side of the organisation to meet the company's cost, quality and throughput requirements.
* Introduce modern best manufacturing practices, with appropriate metrics.
* Manage and motivate the manufacturing staff, putting in place appropriate targets and managing performance against these.
* Mentor, train and develop all the manufacturing staff to fulfil greater roles as the company grows.
* Become an equal member of the executive directors supporting the CEO in all aspects of the company's business.

Requirements of Manufacturing Director


* Degree in science or engineering or some highly relevant equivalent experience
* Experience of managing production of individual, complex, high precision, high value, customer specific products.
* Comfortable working in a high-tech business. Able to command the respect of highly technical staff and fellow directors.
* Practitioner of modern manufacturing techniques and ability to introduce these to the company.
* Comfortable with the financial aspects of manufacturing, including costs, margins and cash flow
* Experience of scheduling the production of different products passing through a manufacturing department at the same time. This is not a production line with a single product.


* Experience of the manufacture of precision electro-mechanical & electronics products
* Experience of running a services or sub-contract operation
* Experience of managing suppliers / supply chain and logistics.

Vacancy Location - Oxfordshire (commutable from Oxford, Didcot, Reading, Newbury, Basingstoke, Swindon, etc)

Salary - £70-90K + benefits (25 days hols, Private Medical, Pension, Death in service)


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