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Manufacturing Manager

Salary: £55,000

Location: Bedford

Job type: Permanent

Category: Bedford Management Manufacturing

Job Title: Manufacturing Manager Location: Bedford Duration: Permanent Our client is a leading aerospace R&D consultancy based in Bedford, the have an excellent opportunity for a Manufacturing Manager to join their Aerodynamics business unit. we are looking to recruit a highly skilled and motivated Manufacturing Manager within our Model Manufacturing facility. The candidates for this role must have experience in the management of complex manufacturing projects and formal PM experience is not a must but would beneficial. They will have the incredible opportunity to join a dynamic and versatile team involved in the delivery of manufacturing activities all the while ensuring business targets are successfully delivered. They will be key players in assisting the department with the development and implementation of commercial strategies for the continual improvement of processes, capability, and business growth. Reporting to the Head of Design and Manufacture, the successful candidate must have previous experience of leadership in a manufacturing environment. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about engineering and can demonstrate excellent communication, influencing and technical skills, as this is a role which requires quite a degree of interaction between different stakeholders and business areas. This is a varied and dynamic role; no two days are the same. The successful candidate will get the opportunity to: • Participate in the Design & Manufacture integrated planning process including time and resource estimation in support of Production Engineering and bidding for work. • Support commercial activity as required both internally and externally i.e., definition of capability for portfolio development, exploration of new technical disciplines and technologies, capability and capacity forecasting and customer contact. • Manage growth i.e., turnover, capability, environment, headcount, and market in line with department and company strategies. • Project manage discrete manufacturing work where resource is primarily from within the section. • Develop business cases as required i.e., for asset specification and justification. • Identify inter-departmental resource conflicts and provide guidance and support for solutions. • Manage direct reports by providing regular and timely communication, including regular appraisals, clear and unambiguous instructions and ensure best practice is followed and SMART objectives are achieved. What we would like to see: • Knowledge of design, manufacturing and production procedures, machines, tools, and techniques used in the manufacture of tightly toleranced metallic componentry. • Demonstrate leadership experience of technical projects with a record of delivering within challenging time, quality, and cost targets. • Be a minimum of degree qualified. • Experience in the management of a highly technical team • No less than 5yrs relevant experience

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