Production Manager

United Kingdom


Jokey has delivered high quality Injection moulded Plastic Packaging to our customers in the food and non-food sector for over 50 years now. We employ 2.500 people and operate in 13 countries. You’ve probably seen our products for sale, even if you’ve never heard of us. We do our bit to help your favourite brands and businesses to pack their goods in a sustainable way, more efficiently, safely, and with less environmental impact.

Through our business model of using only monoplastics and with our ‘Sustainability Strategy 2030’ we strengthen and contribute to the sustainable and circular economy.

What does that mean for you? You’ll join an international organization big enough to take you anywhere, and small enough to get you there sooner. You’ll help to build up our 16th Manufacturing location in Corby, change how goods get to market and contribute to global sustainability. You’ll be empowered to bring your authentic self to work, and be surrounded by diverse and driven professionals.

We are looking for a Production Manager for our manufacturing site based in Corby who will direct all aspects of production activity to ensure that the desired quantities and quality of products are manufactured on schedule, in a safe manner, at minimum cost.

Position Summary

This role will involve working in a fast-paced environment, where quality and precision is vital.

Key Responsibilities

·         Site-wide leadership of all operational aspects of the plant

·         Define and enforce clear areas of ownership and accountability across all functional levels in the site; establishing clear plans to close performance gaps where they may exist.

·         Develop and share  a trusting relationship with your workgroup and recruit, manage and develop plant staff training, in cooperation with our headquarters in Germany.

·         Work with other functional leadership within the business to ensure Operations are aligned to strategic objectives, and that capacity is proactively planned and managed.

·         Focus on achieving cost reductions and increased profitability, through the ethos of driving continuous improvement across all areas of responsibility.

·         Oversee all levels of staff activity and performance.

·         Develop and challenge the production team to embed the LEAN tools, techniques and leadership behaviors – be an ambassador for the continuous improvement program.

·         Increasing production, assets, capacity and flexibility, while minimizing unnecessary costs, and maintaining current quality standards.

·         Ensure that a thorough and effective health, safety and environment management program is in place, and functioning.

·         Ensure that the site operates in accordance with its externally accredited quality management system (ISO 45001 and 9001) meeting customer expectations on product quality and supply.

·         Planning, organizing, directing and running optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers’ expectations.

·         Responsibility for production output, product quality, and on-time shipping.

·         ‘Own’ the numbers for the plant, and have a detailed understanding and plan for cost management, while delivering on EBIT commitments. Involvement in detailed budgeting and forecasting activities, utilizing financial management tools to ensure reliability in our reporting.

Support high levels of customer service through complaint and assurance visits where necessary


A degree in engineering or related technical discipline is an advantage.

Professional Experience and Competencies

·         A minimum of 5 years of progressive management experience in a production, manufacturing, or logistics environment.

·         A results-oriented management style; able to create a clear expectation and accountability system throughout the plant; proven change management skills.

·         Strong financial acumen, able to see cause and effect between operational decisions and financial outcomes; solid understanding of the impact of operating metrics on income statement, and cash flow.

·         Outstanding leadership skills, demonstrated through championing accountability, maximizing team and individual strengths, seeking and implementing change, and aligning with critical business objectives. Able to mentor, motivate, influence and persuade others.

·         Experience in developing functional leaders, and in driving safety, quality and performance in their areas of responsibility.

·         Experience in world class lean manufacturing techniques, and their application into a manufacturing environment.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Lucky for us, we are not all the same. Through diversity we generate power. We run on inclusion and our combined creative energy is fueled by over 70 nationalities. Jokey celebrates character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability. We energize society, all of society, and we do not discriminate based on our differences.

What's on offer?

A highly competitive salary and package as well as the support required to help you succeed, being supported by an organization committed to Continuous Improvement and investment. You will also get the personal development you need to start and progress with excellent career prospects available.

Are you the one we're looking for? 


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