Production Manager
Crombie Lockwood
Auckland, NZ
3d ago

This could be a great next step in your career! Join a world leading NZ manufacturer and innovator who are currently in expansion mode.

Reporting to the COO, this position will be responsible for managing their Production function. The company is currently transitioning from start up phase into full commercial production so there are plenty of challenges ahead.

Their manufacturing process utilises cutting edge technology to produce a variety of products with potentially lots more to come.

This is very much an Industry 4.0 environment where smart manufacturing is going to be key to their ongoing success.

The initial phase of this role will see you getting involved hands on gaining a thorough understanding of their unique manufacturing capability.

The team is currently small but will grow as new production lines and shifts are added to meet growing demand. Then working closely with their management team provide the leadership and direction as the business embarks on implementing LEAN.

You'll be coming on board at a critical time as they plan their expansion and relocation to a new site, an ideal opportunity to shape their operation as they gear themselves for the future.

They are looking for someone who is passionate about manufacturing with a solid understanding of LEAN and other continuous improvement tools, as well as their implementation.

The industry you come from is less important than your ability to adapt and apply your skills to a new one, but it would be helpful if you've been exposed a to larger scale fmcg, packaging, textile, or automotive manufacturing industry.

To be considered for this role you will :

  • Have a track record of successfully leading and developing high performing production teams
  • Be able to maintain a bigger picture perspective as you develop then implement a strategy
  • Have a thorough understanding of LEAN & continuous improvement methodologies
  • Ideally a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and / or tertiary qualification in Industrial Engineering
  • Be comfortable working with a high level of technology
  • Have a collaborative working style
  • Be highly detail oriented
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