Manufacturing Production Manager

BAE Systems
England, Lancashire
19 Sep 2019
03 Oct 2019
Arundeep Gill

Manufacturing Production Manager

Would you like to deliver complex and critical operational outcomes within BAE Systems Aerospace Sector? Working within an organisation which is part of the World's Largest Defence Programme in its participation in the F-35 Lightning II programme. We currently have a vacancy for a Production Manager at our site in Samlesbury



As a Production Manager, you will be responsible for leading a large and diverse team delivering cutting edge products to a worldwide customer base, responsibilities/accountable include safety, cost, quality and delivery of aircraft components to plan on platforms such as F-35 Lightning II, Eurofighter Typhoon and Hawk


This exciting role will provide you with a unique opportunity to work with new and developing technologies in a progressive, forward thinking company


Your main responsibilities as a Production Manager will involve:



Leading an Integrated Product Team (IPT) to manufacture high tolerance cutting edge aircraft Components, Major Assemblies, Full Aircraft to programme schedule at the required Quality standard to a specific Cost budget


Creating a positive, inclusive, future-ready working environment in which everyone can give their best


Interfacing with the customer to ensure delivery to agreed requirements and service levels

Critical thinking and problem solving

Integrating and aligning the team against key objectives, linking to strategic business performance and recognising that good employee engagement is the foundation required to achieve a culture of a total performance



Using your judgement and experience to manage differing and sometimes conflicting priorities of the business


To build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders (external and internal) and manage customer's expectations through appropriate communications, reporting, assurance and governance.

Your skills and qualifications:


Strong leadership competence e.g. decision making, communicating, motivating, selecting/developing people, taking proactive actions



Experience of a manufacturing environment, utilising systems, tools and structure to influence objective outcomes around Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and People


Experienced relationship management (such as Customer, Supplier etc.)

Ability to manage people on a day to day basis

Experience in production methodology, systems & toolsets and their use to deliver process improvement and reliability of business outputs



A proven track record of motivating and developing a team


Accountability for the team's performance and for compliance to standards and process


Line management of your team members, developing them and managing their performance


Communicating effectively on your team's successes and issues


Ability to analyse data or situations quickly

HNC or equivalent qualification or experience in Engineering/Operations Management



Previous experience of the delivery of complex and critical manufacturing operational outcomes that enable strong schedule and financial performance

What we're looking for in you:

You will have a positive attitude allowing you to deliver on commitments within agreed budget and timescales. You will also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills allowing you to influence and build good relationships with customers and suppliers. It will also be beneficial in this role to be well organised, innovative and able overcome any obstacles or conflicting priorities in the business.

Location: Samlesbury

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems Air

BAE Systems Air brings together the company's international capabilities and expertise to respond to customers' current and future requirements, and compete for international export and collaborative opportunities. In the UK, BAE Systems Air has an unrivalled track record and expertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms, components and technologies through Eurofighter Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado and Hawk.



BAE Systems Air has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services. Training is a key enabler to delivering military capability, and at BAE Systems we bring together our expertise in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions into a powerful combination for our military customers around the world.


Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to provide our customers with the capabilities and intelligence that really matters.


BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.


Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.


Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.



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