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Production Project Manager (6 mth) - Newbury

Up to c£55,000 (neg DOE) & benefits
Ref: 100 Date Posted: Thursday 22 Jun 2017

We are working with a leading manufacturer who develop and produce bespoke electro/mechanical solutions to the Aerospace and Defense industry across the world.  Design, testing and manufacturing takes place in-house and current customer demands has led to us now require a competent Project Manager to take the lead over a critical project through the remainder of 2017.

Under the supervision of the Managing Director and Operations Manager, you'll be responsible for ensuring this project is planned effectively and delivered under appropriate timescales.

Your primary function in this post will be to coordinate and manage the designated project through our life cycle to facilitate effective production. You'll need to communicate effectively across internal departments to enable the delivery of the production plan.

The plan requires modifications to our premises to accommodate the increase in staff.  As a result you'll be involved in liaising with external companies to manage the changes by placing key milestones for completion.

We manufacture bespoke mechanical/electro solutions within our facility, and the plans delivery will lead to us continually improving our delivery, productivity and operational efficiency to the customer.

Main duties to be undertaken:

  • Producing project plans to show time lines and critical paths for design, purchasing, manufacture, assembly, test, qualification and delivery
  • Liaison with internal departments to ensure time scales are met and update project plans
  • Reporting the progress of the project to management and/or customers as required
  • Participating and preparing for regular Project Meetings
  • Oversee the new team activities 

Knowledge and experience:

  • Some hands on manufacturing experience with a focus on electrical/mechanical engineering 
  • Self-confidence and resilience in order to maintain effective relationships with peers when managing conflicting priorities, resource requirements and deadlines
  • Good relationship building skills
  • Effective listening skills in order to understand technical detail and customer requirements
  • Competent PC skills for word processing and spreadsheets; primarily Project & Excel, plus Word & Outlook

Fulfilling this contract position is critical to effective production planning and implementation which has a significant impact on profitability and our reputation for delivery and reliability.

Working hours: Mon-Thurs 8:00-16:45 and Friday 8:00-12:30

Immediate interviews are available.

Abigail Brown
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