Manufacturing Manager

The Advocate Group
£45k - 50k per year + Car Allo
Closing date
8 Dec 2018

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Role: Manufacturing Manager  
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits 
Location: Barrow-in-Furness

Would you like to work for an organisation who are not only market leaders but 100% people centric when it comes to employee engagement? A business who are a leading provider of Private label household and personal care products? An organisation that are actively creating a Continuous Improvement culture? Have invested heavily in their operations and recently spent £2.5Million on a new production line? If so then this could be the opportunity for you.

The Advocate Group have been retained by a leading provider of Private label household and personal care products to support their search for a Manufacturing Manager to lead site based operations, with a focus on leading a strong, dynamic, people orientated team in Barrow-In-Furness. This is an opportunity lead by example implementing best practice and influencing a CI Culture.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive the competence and contribution of site colleagues through positive leadership, motivation and focus on engagement, empowerment and development activities.
  • Work closely with the plant manager to review and manage identified capital investment requirements.
  • Support the implementation of CI manufacturing tools and techniques to drive operational excellence and drive cost improvement.
  • Coach and support liner management in the promotion of a continuous improvement culture, particularly in the areas of quality, service, efficiency, safety and material utilisation.
  • Fulfil all requirements to maintain site ISO 14001 accreditation and other independent site accreditations.

The Successful candidate:

To be successful in this role you should be able to demonstrate management experience in a FMCG manufacturing with an understanding of modern manufacturing techniques and their practical application. This should include the 5 S’s, Visual Communication, Total Production Maintenance, Business Process Re-engineering, the 7 Wastes (TIMWOOD), SMED and Problem Solving & OEE. You will be change orientated with a willingness to embrace new concepts and an ability to sell them into all stakeholders. You will be a strong facilitator with the ability to coach and mentor collegues through process and procedural transformation.

To apply directly please send a copy of your CV to

Whilst we will always endeavour to respond to you, due to the high levels of applications we receive this isn’t always possible. If you are not contacted within 3 working days, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for this role.

Please note The Advocate Group is acting as an employment agency & business.

When it comes to finding the right fit for your professional needs, a unique approach gets results. That’s why the Advocate Group provides a bespoke service for every requirement.

We use discerning Search & Selection techniques, normally associated with executive roles, to all permanent and interim key hires and candidates.

We’re the business partner that elevates your workforce and career. Our clients see us as an integral part of their company, with over 90% coming back with repeat business.



We have extensive experience, gained nationally and globally. Our network of contacts and research executives keep us informed about the challenges facing your industry.

To supplement the expert insights you share with us, our consultants are skilled in shaping recruitment strategies right for you.

We specialise in:

  • FMCG
  • Consumer Durables
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Distribution
  • Retail
  • Business Services
  • Financial Services
  • Technology


Contact Us
  • The Advocate Group
  • 1 St Peter's Square
  • Manchester,
  • M2 3DE
  • GB
  • 0161 639 0080 / 020 7871 8000
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