Reference Number: JO-2404-533809
Production Manager
Rate: £50,000
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Gloucester

The Production Manager coordinates the activities of the manufacturing team to ensure the efficient and consistent production of goods to the expected performance in terms of quality, cost and delivery to customers. The Production Manager will apply their own expertise to provide, maintain and seek to continuously improve cost-effective and Good Medical Practice – compliant manufacturing processes, procedures and practices.




  • Provide leadership of all production activities and processes at SML.
  • Assist the Head of Operations and colleagues to develop and deliver short, mid and long-term departmental goals and objectives in support of Operational goals and Business Objectives, and establishing meaningful, associated KPI’s
  • Support the Operations team and suppliers in problem-solving and resolution of product and component quality concerns and in the implementation of engineering and process changes:
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to develop the manufacturing expertise and competence of the Manufacturing team
  • Provide leadership in the application of continuous improvement tools and techniques for problem-solving, planning and implementation of initiatives to increase efficiency, reduce waste and improve the safety of manufacturing processes and equipment
  • Support NC/CAPA process for and to conduct periodic review of the effectiveness of processes and procedures related to Manufacturing tasks
  • Investigate and promote the adaptation of best-practices and technical innovations within the medical devices manufacturing field and to adopt transferable best practice from other sectors if appropriate



  • >5 years relevant manufacturing supervision/management experience in a regulated manufacturing environment, preferably but not necessarily, medical devices
  • High level of numeracy and literacy skills
  • Demonstrable experience in the development and up-skilling of production team members and team-leaders
  • Competence in evaluating cost-reduction opportunities and capital investment justification
  • Demonstrable problem-solving ability
  • Familiarity with good personnel-management techniques and practices to ensure fairness and consistency in their application.



  • HNC/HND or higher qualification in a technical discipline
  • Experience of working within ISO13485 Regulations
  • Track-record of the implementation of process innovation and/or continuous improvement within a manufacturing environment
  • Six-Sigma trained and experienced in the implementation or roll-out of 6-Sigma methodologies
  • Experience of light-assembly of injection moulded, thermoplastic components
  • Mentoring or coaching experience (not necessarily in a work context).
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