Pre-Production Manager

£50,000.00-£60,000.00 + Bonus + Overtime + 33 Days Holiday

A unique role supporting our pre cast production departments to increase operational efficiency in terms of …

  • Maintaining shop floor health, safety, cleanliness, stock organisation
  • Gross margin through improved casting quality
  • Gross margin through increased activity to meet a demanding forward order book.

Experience in view of a metals, casting or heavy engineering background would be an advantage but by no means essential. The company has a strong long term order book and is looking for the right person to join an established hardworking team.

You will ideally have gained hands on Industrial Production experience and a H&S qualification. A disciplined background as result of a shop floor apprenticeship or ex forces training would align well within our company. You will have the communication skills to motivate and manage a mixed workforce of skilled, semi-skilled and manual labourers to build on our can do team approach. You will the ability to be firm when needed and be able to gain the respect at all levels within the business through your confidence and drive to help everyone to succeed and improve across all areas.

Today our shop floor managers and their teams are financially motivated to succeed as a team and therefore your input will be in support of safely accelerating our level of activity. You will report to the MD/GM, Technical, Production and Quality Directors along with the working closely with the department managers who are at times so hands on in the production they don’t have the time to pick up on the bigger picture (and at times the smaller details) which can in turn make their lives easier. You will share financially in the success of the pre cast production departments.

In return we are offering a very competitive basic salary plus overtime and bonus. You will also benefit from working with a well-established Global business offering a secure bright future with customers including Defence, Marine, Nuclear components and more traditional Oil and Gas applications. Your normal hours would be a day shift however as we run 7 days per week, 3 rolling shifts the ideal candidate will be the sort of person who will want to mix it up and come in on other shifts from time to time to ensure they are getting the full picture. You will also receive overtime rates for out of normal hours working.

If you feel you have the gravitas, drive and industrial production experience to manage and support the pre-production activity of a very busy moulding and melt shop (steelworks or foundry experience is not essential), we would like to hear from.

Please forward your CV and we will be happy to arrange a confidential call in the evenings or any time to suit you.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £50,000.00-£60,000.00 per year


  • Free parking
  • On-site parking


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Performance bonus

Application question(s):

  • Commutable based within 30 minutes drive of Stoke on Trent


  • Industrial Manufacturing: 5 years (required)
  • Health and Safety Qualification: 2 years (preferred)
  • Manager within Production: 3 years (preferred)
  • Shop Floor Apprenticeship or ex Forces: 3 years (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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