Are you a Production Manager looking for a new challenge with a growing organisation based in Stoke on Trent? A thriving specialist manufacturer have plans to expand their business further and needs to appoint a "hands on" Production Manager working Monday to Friday 8am-4.45pm, and salary of £40-45k plus benefits. As Production Manager you will be managing a team of up to 50 staff some of which will be using the latest CAD and CNC machines, establishing KPIs and ensuring they meet these targets. You will be responsible for controlling the budget, cost saving initiatives, development of staff, and quality control systems (ISO9002). Your excellent people management skills will enable you to conduct appraisals, disciplinaries, and performance improvement plans. With previous experience within a manufacturing/ engineering business as a Production Manager having risen through the ranks for the shop floor will enable you to make an immediate impact. You will be hands on to deal with typical production issues such as equipment, process or people related. You will have proven metrics around downtime, set-up time, efficiencies and quality. Experience of modern manufacturing principles such as Lean and 5S is essential. As Production Manager you will be a strong leader, quality conscious, a good administrator with the ability to work well under pressure not losing sight of critical objectives. You must be able to demonstrate reliability and staying power along with excellent problem solving skills. Proven knowledge of change management will enable you to make a immediate impact in this role. Please apply today or email for further information. Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.