Head of Manufacturing - NPI

Head of Manufacturing - NPI

Job Title: Head of Manufacturing - NPI
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Newmarket
Salary: £45k - 75k per year
Reference: HeadMnftNPI
Contact Name: Sheridan Halls
Job Published: August 16, 2018 14:00

Job Description

SoCode are working with a very exciting fast growing company based just outside of Cambridge to source a Head of Manufacturing.

Our client, a relatively small but fast growing start up, have developed a ground breaking electronic product and are now in a very enticing commercial position. With existing ongoing orders, our client is in a very stable position. With a very strong pipeline of orders currently in process, and plenty of existing investors who are requesting to invest further, the expectation is for the company to grow significantly over the next 6 months.

The existing orders are able to be produced using smaller scale batch contract manufacture, but the scale of the production has reached a stage where this is no longer a reasonable solution.  With the planned orders for next year, it would become impossible.

As such, we are looking for a Head of Manufacturing / Manufacturing Manager who has proven experience in leading this area of engineering. Someone who has the ability to establish a larger scale contract manufacturing plan.  Someone who can come in and work across the board to ensure that products are delivered on time, in budget, and to the correct quality levels.  If you are a very good Manufacturing Manager who would like to take the next step in their career, this could be for you.  Equally if you are an experienced Head of, then this is an opportunity to join a company at the early stages and really be part of growing something.

Our client are currently based just outside Cambridge, but with the continued growth and ambition, they will be looking for new premises that are more centrally based in the next few months. 

A fantastic team and a very exciting opportunity awaits!

Requirements for Application:

  • Manufacturing Manager / Head of Manufacturing - able to take a senior strategic role in an ambitious company
  • Mid/High volume electronics
  • Proven ability to meet production and quality targets
  • Planning, scheduling and cost management
  • NPI / Process introduction / Manufacturing Scale Up
  • Resolving Production Issues
  • Establishing Continuous Improvement
  • Working with Far East contract manufacturers (some limited travel will be required, but it is not expected to be a major part of the role)

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