Engineering Manager
  • Permanent
  • Bedfordshire
  • Salary £60,000
This position is to lead a newly created Engineering Department incorporating new product and process development, process optimization/improvement and environment functions. The jobholder will be responsible for investments in manufacturing machinery, tooling and other production equipment.
Duties and responsibilities as an Engineering Manager:
  • Act as Strategic Manager of multiple technologies
  • Development and implementation of the necessary systems, procedures and protocols ensuring that they meet and adhere to Quality Management System and Design Control requirements
  • Compliance with all the regulations governing and the maintenance of effective Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality systems
  • Development and implementation of complete asset management system including maintenance functions
  • Identification and selection of best value technologies
  • Preparation of annual operational and capital expenditure budgets
  • Management of agreed budgets, hiring, day to day management, project resourcing etc
  • Delivery of profitable on time product/project launch
  • Priorities and drives execution of multiple complex department projects.  Sponsors and supports value improvement in the operation
  • Ensure the efficient and timely transfer of process knowledge from project personnel to manufacturing engineers and coordinator the training of production team members on new processes and equipment
  • Establishes and supports a work environment of continuous improvement that supports our customer’s quality policy
  • Initiates cross-functional partnerships to identify and resolve production/engineering issues
  • Managerial, leadership and employee development, ensuring adequate training is provided to satisfy all operational and health and safety requirements
Leadership Competences Required:
  • The successful candidate should possess the following leadership traits
  • Ability to think and act strategically
  • Strong drive to obtain results
  • Desire to build organisational capability
Technical Skills & Qualifications:
  • A highly confident team player with a quality focused approach and an innovative approach to problem solving demonstrating a "Right first time" approach and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills dealing with people and situations at all levels
  • Organised, highly motivated, enthusiastic, energetic individual with a goal focused attitude and able to work effectively with other functional areas
  • The candidate will demonstrate expertise in project management
  • The candidate will possess strong competencies in resources management in a complex demanding environment gained from experience in high volume manufacturing environment
  • Strong People Management Skills, written and verbal communication skills along with effective presentation skills
  • Knowledge of latest plastic injection mould tool and automation technology
  • A proven knowledge of technology deployment
  • Possess a good understanding and application of, quality PSW/PPAP/APQP, lean principles
  • Measure’s effectiveness and has a strong business and financial acumen
  • The candidate must possess a minimum of Degree in Engineering together with at least 5 years within manufacturing environment at a senior level
Successful Candidate will demonstrate the following skills:
  • Strong and thorough understanding of project management, assembly, automation and plastic injection moulding
  • Demonstrated experience in creating, developing and executing short and long-term strategic plans and effective implementation across cross functional businesses
  • Demonstrated ability to build, communicate and execute a vision for strategic and operational change and will also possess excellent interpersonal and communication/presentation skills
  • Ability to lead business initiatives to drive growth and profitability in the business
  • Proven ability and successful track record of leading projects, engineering operations, and delivering quantitative & qualitative results
  • Accomplished in meeting and exceeding the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers
  • Successful experience working in a complex organization with multiple, geographically diverse locations
  • Can get others on board and is engaged and committed to objectives; can overcome resistance
  • Expertise in budget management and driving year over year improvement of financial metrics
How to Apply:
Contact Jamie Hancher at Micron Recruitment on 01527 759120, or simply click apply.
Due to the sheer volume of applications, we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days, please deem your application as unsuccessful.  
 Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK.
Micron Recruitment is working as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy.