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Plant Manager

c €115,000 + extensive ex pat benefits

Portugal  CCR 1164

The plant is a significant part of a highly innovative and profitable group with strong brands, sales of €80 million and 1700 employees worldwide. They are market leaders in the manufacture of specialist protective wear. Recent retirement has led to the need to appoint a talented and experienced Plant Manager to run an established site which employs c. 270 personnel.

This challenging, varied and rewarding role reports to an offsite Main Board Director and carries responsibility for the factory. The objective of this role will be to ensure the operation exceeds its key performance measures. The pivotal areas of impact will be the:-

  • Development and motivation of cohesive & effective operations teams
  • To develop and sustain  a genuine culture of continual improvement
  • To deliver excellent site performance

Key duties will focus on; effective management of all budgets and operational costs, manufacturing personnel, the factory plant, equipment & facilities; achievement of KPIs for customer service, quality and costs; support for the development of new and existing products; and ensuring compliance with both Portuguese and internal procedures, quality, and health & safety standards.

Ideally you will be a graduate with formal management qualifications who possesses experience of onsite senior management in a manufacturing / engineering environment.  Strong leadership and communication skills are essential, together with a good working knowledge of modern management systems and a practical understanding of Lean Manufacturing. Though the senior team are good English speakers, a willingness to learn Portuguese is an advantage as is experience of SAP. Your CV should demonstrate both a track record of success in a commensurate role and relevant technical experience.  Overseas experience is a distinct advantage.

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