Production Manager


Job Details


UK Yeovil Defence - 12125

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£30k + company benefits

Closing Date

31/01/2021 12:00

Role Overview

A vacancy has arisen for a Production Manager with Performance Packaging. The vacancy is based in Yeovil reporting to the Operations Manager.

Shift Pattern - anytime between 6 AM to 4 PM

Who are we?

Wincanton is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and our mission is “to make our customers business’s better, every day.”

How will you contribute?

  • You will be responsible for the daily management of the production floor
  • Managing the area workloads / resource allocation on a daily basis
  • Working to ensure raw materials are available as necessary to support manufacture
  • Ensuring all work meets with customers’ specifications and the required quality standard
  • Maintaining throughput in line with the contracted / internal KPI’s, taking pro-active corrective action where appropriate
  • Develop and maintain a fully cross functional team which covers all areas of manufacturing
  • Prepare monthly reports on progress / opportunities to the management team
  • Participate in and encourage excellent communications between the team and other departments.
  • Promoting the Company’s Health & Safety procedures, housekeeping standards and Company’s policies at all times
  • Manage holiday in line with local requirements maintaining capacity

What will you bring?

  • The applicant must be flexible and willing to learn
  • Able to demonstrate a good all round knowledge of manufacturing preferably in a case making environment
  • Have an understanding of the need for attention to detail with a right first time approach
  • Can demonstrate good communication skills and possess good IT skills
  • Has the ability to prioritise and change with business needs as production demand dictates
  • Ideally possess a background of practical problem solving / continuous improvement
  • Be able to clearly demonstrate good leadership skills with a focus on staff development / customer focus.
  • Have a distinct ability / track record in setting clear goals and achieving them
  • Can demonstrate a genuine interest and understanding in maintaining a clean and safe working environment

What do we offer?

We really value our people and offer a friendly, safety first working environment and a competitive salary along with other benefits including; company pension scheme, 25 days hols + bank hols with the option to buy more, home working, share incentive plan, cycle to work scheme, employee benefits online discount platform, onsite parking, onsite canteen + much more.

Our people are at the core of our business and what makes Wincanton great. That’s why we also provide significant opportunities for career development and progression, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

Apply Now!

Please apply by following the links and uploading your CV. We are a fast-moving organisation so we may not always wait until the closing date to review applications. As a result you should submit your CV as soon as possible!

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Your place in our world

Operations Manager
Production Manager