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Plant Manager

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
5 November, 2020

Job Description

My client, an industry market leader, operates a number of global manufacturing sites with their wider organisation. They currently seek a Plant Manager to lead the direction, strategy, planning and execution for the company’s production/operations, including end-to-end supply/value chain solutions. Following a sustained period of investment, my client has established a reputation for proven, quality manufactured products. They have a dynamic and diverse business model, which incorporates a wide range of products.


Plant Manager, Portsmouth, UK


The site is based close to Cosham, near Portsmouth. As their long-established brand looks towards expansion following continued growth, my client is offering an excellent opportunity for the Plant Manager to lead their operational and strategic vision across the site of roughly 20-25 people. You will enhance a professional, proactive culture, ensuring that, as the company grows, manufacturing capabilities meet or exceed all industry and customer requirements for cost, quality and responsiveness.

Reporting into the General Manager, the Plant Manager is tasked with enhancing the productivity levels via engineered solutions and people engagement. You will lead all manufacturing and supply chain initiatives, while working closely with the GM to analyse, design and implement operational metrics to drive improvements.


As Plant Manager, we are looking for high calibre leaders with the following skillsets:

  • Educated to degree or equivalent level in a Technical/Engineering discipline
  • Formal qualifications in manufacturing management, engineering, Six Sigma or lean or supply chain focused areas is an advantage
  • Previously led negotiations with client companies and manufacturing partners – realistically, you will have led in a proven GM/Site Manager role
  • Be able to develop and manage clearly aligned, well communicated production KPIs to meet customer expectations
  • An ability to establish relationships with the full range of worldwide sub-contract manufacturers and familiarity with their capabilities, pricing strategies, and negotiation tactics
  • A minimum of 5 years’ leadership and people management experience is essential
  • Be proactive in promoting Health and Safety in the working environment


If you are interested in applying for this Plant Manager role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call John Byrne in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.