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Site Leader - UKTC - Crowborough, East Sussex UK

Job Function
Operations,Operations Manufacturing
Date Posted
10 June 2019
Job reference: UK038
Job position- Site Leader
Job location-  Crowborough, East Sussex, UK

Company Profile
Servomex, the world leader in gas analysis is currently recruiting for a Site Leader for their Crowborough Head Office.
Servomex is the leading provider of reliable, accurate and stable gas measurement solutions to industries across the globe.
An acknowledged innovator in gas analysis technologies for more than 60 years, the company's continual leading edge in R&D and manufacturing ensure the delivery of high-performance, cost-effective solutions through a portfolio of dependable products ranging from portable gas analysers to complex process solutions. The company operates at the forefront of the industry and works with leading multi-national companies spanning the hydrocarbon processing, industrial gas, power, semiconductor and healthcare markets. As a truly global organisation, product innovation, excellent levels of customer service and talented people are fundamental to our future success.

Job description
To lead, direct and manage all aspects of the UKTC manufacturing, distribution and supply chain activities in order to effectively and efficiently meet customer demand, utilizing an empowered workforce, engaging Lean and Six Sigma principles with a continuous improvement mind-set in support of the overall Servomex group strategy.
This position will have full P&L responsibility for the UKTC site.
Direct reports to this role include Manufacturing, Purchasing, Logistics, Planning , Inventory Control and Facility Maintenance

Key Responsibilities will include:
To deliver the vision and direction for the UKTC manufacturing site with regular objectives, development plans, instilling a culture of cost reduction, lean and continuous improvement.
To foster ethical conduct, culture, and practices by exhibiting high personal integrity in all decisions and company activities
To lead the Servomex Business System and sustain the implementation through continuous improvement initiatives which will enhance throughput and deliver the product quality and service levels required to meet customer needs.
Aligning with our engineering strategy to manage all areas of production through proper allocation of scheduling, materials planning, purchasing, and resources
Responsible for forecasting sales revenue and deliver against targets/budgets
Oversee all aspects of Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT)
To develop, implement and manage an effective, reliable and quality materials management process within the supply chain function including inventory management and distribution
Oversee negotiations with vendors for the purchase of all materials, supplies, equipment and services used by the company, with the intent of improving our position with cost and lead times
Maintain consistent communications with the business centre through regularly scheduled operations staff meetings
Ensure the Servomex site and operations comply with the required Health, Safety and Environmental regulations and standards; support initiatives to develop HSE best practices
Oversee and manage the performance of all direct line reports including conducting performance reviews
Coach and develop staff by thorough training plans where appropriate and develop progression paths to maximize skill levels
Manage all other day-to-day aspects of the team
Maintain KPI’s which help to outline current and future development of all operations to agree targets
All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Candidate Specification:
Essential Skills and experience:
 A proven track record of working in a similar Operational/ Site Management position with full P&L responsibility
Ideally with experience managing the production of sensing technology and/or analysers
Experience in a strong customer service environment
A positive management style with the ability to motivate and gain commitment from the team through leading by example
Technical, conceptual, and financial skills with an in-depth understanding of manufacturing and materials management
Demonstrated experience of implementing and managing change in a business using lean manufacturing and continuous improvement approaches
Excellent communication skills
Knowledge & experience of scheduling
Proficient in SAP

Essential Qualifications:
BS/BA degree in project management, engineering, or sciences

Desirable Qualifications:
Formal continuous improvement training and certification, Six Sigma Green Belt required, Black Belt preferred.
Experience with ISO9001 certification and administration of a successful program
Experience in High Mix/ Custom Manufacturing
Experience in engineering of gas systems
Lean Six Sigma Green / Black belt qualification/ Practitioner

Servomex offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package commensurate with its status as a world class organisation committed to high performance, customer focus and employee empowerment.