Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Ref Number:RGPX03

Salary:Up to £70k

Location: West Midlands

Type of Job:Permanent

In this role you will coordinate and lead the execution of our clients 5 year industrial plan aligned with divisional strategy, ensuring that this encompasses relevant investments, capacity improvements, future demand forecasts and potential business wins, productivity improvements and relevant standards adherences. You will be a key member of the site Leadership Team providing business support at plant level as well as feedback to function.

Key Responsibilities

  • Benchmark manufacturing processes with other Client sites, and ensure that relevant plans are in place to close gaps
  • Manage and lead capex requirements for the site, ensuring that local budgets are in line with divisional requirements
  • Work with purchasing to ensure all equipment ordered (including spare parts) is compliant with divisional specifications and safety standards
  • Ensure that all systems relating to manufacturing engineering are up to date and appropriate for the business needs and requirements
  • Ensure core process compliancy for site’s key processes (ex. hardening, welding, assembly, etc)
  • Lead BPE (Business Process Excellence) projects to improve systems
  • Plan and track Capex spending and communicate status and phasing
  • Consolidate all OGS budgets and track each area for compliance and improvements
  • Provide a consolidated view of demand/capacity at plant level for the next 5 years, ensuring that actual v target is clear and with relevant improvement activities
  • Compare customer data to iDash and manage any exceptions
  • Respond to MS Divisional requirements with regard to – Capacity analysis, investment/capex requirements and other adhoc requests
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain and Commercial functions to ensure SIOP and MPS are carried out for Capacity Management
  • Lead the site non-productive stock management and implement improvement actions
  • Lead implementation of industrial solutions
  • Ensure that the manufacturing engineering team keep the routings and standard minutes up to date, including correct use of the Altea system
  • Support NBA with process cost per part and investment and tooling cost requirements
  • Establish standard process and cycle times at SOP
  • Ensure process delivers target performance at SOP
  • Hand over MS deliverables at SOP; operator work instructions, PFMEA, stage-drawings, PPM etc)
  • Lead process-related CIMS projects
  • Provide input into the VA/VE system
  • Support problem solving activities
  • Actively encourage the participation of all engineers in identifying and realising improvement opportunities
  • Manage engineering team and ensure work follows divisional process, procedure and standards

People Management

  • Develop a diverse and inclusive team
  • Motivate team by setting challenging and achievable goals. Communicate business strategy and
    update team on the roadmap to excellence
  • Create a culture of Engagement where all employees have the tools they need to do their job well
    and have the opportunity to contribute to improvement through employee involvement

Specific Functional Capabilities, Knowledge and Skills Required


  • Previous experience in Manufacturing Engineering
  • Experience with manufacturing systems and processes
  • Leadership experience (manager level preferred)
  • Ability to lead programmes involving cross-functional and diverse teams
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Focused on continuous improvement and problem solving (formal CI training is beneficial)
  • Desirable

    • Experience with capex planning and tracking
    • Experience with Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning (SIOP)
    • Experience with MPS tool (Master Production Schedule)
    • NBA (or equivalent) experience
    • Experience in ISO/TS 16949 environments



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