Manufacturing - KAG Recruitment Consultancy

Welcome to our Manufacturing Job Page featuring details of all live roles.

If you are interested in any of the opportunities and wish to discuss further please complete the submission form on the Contact page and advise of the vacancy that you wish to discuss further and we will come back to you.

Operations Graduate

We have an amazing opportunity for an Operations Graduate to join a market leading Manufacturing organisation on a 2-year Graduate Programme.

Role: Operations Graduate

Salary: £26,000 – £28,000

Location: Rotational Scheme

Purpose of the role:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leader and start your career within the food industry.  You’ll be exposed to different areas of the operational business during your first 12 months.  You will gain knowledge of the core processes within the meat industry covering retail production, manufacturing and procurement and general operational running.

Going into year 2 of your programme you will continue learning about costing, business strategy, commercial development and people management, as well as covering modules in sustainability and supply chain management.

Duties Include

Your primary role will be to assist in the operational running of the business. This will include responsibilities such as; overseeing process flow, supporting commercial projects, investigating waste management and improving efficiencies where possible. Alongside this, there will be opportunities for you to take responsibility of teams, allowing you to develop your management style and your ability to lead a team effectively.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level with exceptional communication skills and the ability to work well within a team.

You will be driven and motivated with a hands-on approach to business and a desire to learn and become an expert within your field.

Experience or knowledge from the Agricultural sector or food handling would be advantageous however is not essential.

In return you will receive an attractive salary, opportunity to complete further professional qualifications and a full training and development programme.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and vibrant team in an all-encompassing training programme!

You must hold a full UK driving licence 

Project Manager

We have an exciting challenging opportunity for a Project Manager to join a leading Manufacturing organisation based in Birmingham.

Role: Project Manager

Salary: 35,000 – 42,000

Location: Birmingham

Purpose of the Role:

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing support to the Engineering functions on a number of strategic projects within the business.  In order to be considered for this role, candidates must have specific experience in management of programmes:
Duties Include

  • Provide leadership & direction for assigned project personnel, both in terms of the project objectives & the overarching business goals & processes
  • Work with the Heads of Engineering and Operations to establish a deliverable project to objectives.
  • Ensure project activities are expedited effectively and support the delivery of programmes in accordance with the business and customer expectations.
  • Overall responsibility for developing & maintaining the Work Breakdown Structure & Integrated Master Schedule to ensure that all project schedule commitments & deliverables are met
  • Ensure that resource plans are up to date & meet project needs and that tasks are assigned appropriately to project personnel.
  • Identify, manage and burn-down project risks, develop & drive risk mitigation actions, review status and maintain a comprehensive Risk, Issues & Opportunities Management Process, resolving and/or escalating issues as appropriate.
  • Effectively communicate project status through the appropriate management reporting data both externally (Customer) & internally (Executive & Management reviews).
  • Drive ownership and accountability in the project team & develop close, long term productive and conducive relationships.
  • Identify process improvements and where possible implement initiatives to continuously improve the responsiveness to both customer & business needs.

You will have previous specific experience in management of programmes and be competent with Project Management methodology and processes along with the ability to demonstrate success as well as lessons learnt from failed projects and how to overcome them.

The ideal candidate will be APM qualification or equivalent with excellent leadership, negotiation and influencing skills.

Experience within an Aerospace, Tyre and/or Automotive industry would be highly advantageous.

Global Supply Chain Controller

We have a new opportunity available for a Global Supply Chain Controller to join a leading Manufacturing organisation based in Birmingham.

Role: Global Supply Chain Controller

Salary: £30,000 – 35,000 DOE

Location: Birmingham

Duties Include

  • Working with production to agree the types and quantities of product to be manufactured
  • Review customer orders, forecast and contracts to determine inventory requirements
  • Create an inventory plan for UK and overseas warehouses that allows execution of customer orders to achieve the OTIF figure.
  • Provision of information to customers, both internal and external
  • Agree and maintain a monthly sales forecast based on availability of product and budgeted forecasted sales.
  • Optimising inventory at site level by SKU to ensure customer service execution
  • Build a process to allow S&OP framework for monthly sales forecasting meetings.
  • Create and execute a project plan in order to build a new model / process to allow the Company to plan and schedule production
  • Optimise new products being manufactured by Operations for Sales by agreeing the weekly MPS plan with the Production Planner and using latest Sales and order book information to deliver tyres to maximise monthly sales and the OTIF.
  • Update monthly inventory report to showcase historic stock, stock growth or reduction from the preceding month.
  • Inform Customer Service Executives of product availability for the weekly container plan.
  • Confirmation of expected lead times for customer quotations and general lead time requirements received from CSE’s and Sales.
  • Month end closure, to ensure all sales are collated to provide a group sales result

The ideal candidate will have previous experience within a similar position and have a solid understanding of order pipeline fulfilment.  You will have a strong commercial acumen gained from business interaction within a fast-moving environment and exposure to Production Planning.

You will possess strong communication and negotiation skills with the ability to make quick decisions.  A professional designation related to Supply Chain/Logistics would be highly desirable along with experience within forecasting, inventory planning, business intelligence, and/or operations management.

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