Production Manager

Job Title: Production Manager

Location: Black Country area

Salary: £35,000 – £40,000

Shift Patterns: Days

Oliver Rae is working with a well-known Metal Pressings and Assemblies manufacturer based in the heart of the Black Country.

Our client is a leading player in the pressings, metal, and welded assembly industry, specialising in many industries. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, they serve a diverse clientele and maintain high standards of quality, efficiency, and safety in all operations.

We are seeking an experienced Production Manager to join their dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the pressings, metal, and welded assembly industry, coupled with expertise in LEAN manufacturing principles. As a Production Manager, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing and optimizing our production processes to ensure maximum efficiency, quality, and safety.

If you possess a unique blend of skills, quality, and experiences within the Manufacturing and Engineering sectors to enable you to lead from the front – this role may be perfect for you!

The goal of this role is to ensure that operations are carried out productively to ensure profitability and sustainable growth.

Brief Description of Job Duties

  • Manage all aspects of Production – Presses, Welding and Assembly.
  • Set goals for performance and deadlines in ways that comply with the company’s vision.
  • Ensuring employees are engaged in various challenging tasks.
  • Fostering continuous learning and professional growth.
  • Organise workflow across all departments.
  • Develop and implement strategies to optimise production processes, minimise waste and reduce lead times.
  • Receive complaints and resolve problems.
  • Liaising with the production planning department.
  • Creating job plans for the shop floor.
  • Prioritising workload.
  • Motivating, encouraging, and guiding employees.
  • Reporting to the senior management team.
  • Ensuring KPIs are being monitored and met such as production output efficiency, and quality metrics, and taking proactive measures to address any deviations from targets.
  • Driving continuous improvement initiatives, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and accountability within the production team.
  • Daily meetings.
  • Appraisals.
  • Health and safety checks.
  • Advising on work in progress.


  • At least 5 years in a production management role.
  • Must be from a pressing, welding, laser cutting, or similar background.
  • 5’s knowledge.
  • LEAN manufacturing experience.
  • Health and safety knowledge.
  • Excellent communication skills are paramount to effectively convey the goals, expectations, and changes that will be necessary to the team.


  • Company Pension.
  • 25 days holiday & bank holiday
  • Free parking.
  • Bonuses.

If you’re passionate about driving operational excellence and leading teams to success, we want to hear from you! Apply now.

As the need for high-quality metal stamped components continually grows across industries this means a position like this is great for job stability and growth.

Oliver Rae is an Established Recruitment Business with offices based in the West Midlands. We supply Temporary and Permanent Staffing to a range of sectors.


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £35,000.00-£40,000.00 per year

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