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Manager (IM) Job Description

Job Description

Job Title: Manager – Injection Moulding

Reports to: Manufacturing Manager

Location: M&H Plastics, London Road, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8TS

Job Purpose:

To be responsible and accountable for the efficient running and continuous improvement of a production department as detailed in “Responsibilities” set out below.


  • Overall responsibility for department personnel

Human Resources:

  • Undertaking manpower planning in all areas of unit, and ensuring all recruitment follows company procedure, liaising with HR Manager.
  • Monitoring performance of staff in the department, and identifying and arranging training and development plans/courses as required.
  • Retain all training and development records accurately.
  • Performance monitoring staff, liaising with HR Manager where required
  • Maintain discipline within the department, and undertaking disciplinary procedures as required, and in liaison with the HR Manager
  • Monitoring absence levels and dealing with any absence issues in line with company procedure and in liaison with HR Manager where necessary.
  • Accurate recording, management of and timely submission of payroll e.g. holidays, absences and time sheet


  • Monitoring and improving KPI’s
  • Monitor/control working practices
  • Work to ensure efficient tool changes are undertaken to continually improve OEE
  • Continuous monitoring of workloads and personal tasks across the department.
  • Implement, monitor and review good product quality processes
  • Complete monthly department production reports


  • Address new business quotes, encompassing best practice and cost effective solutions, supporting individuals involved.
  • Efficient utilisation of tooling and machine to maximise OEE.
  • Support for sales and planning departments.
  • Support for design and tool room.
  • Oversee new product development control and reports
  • Continuous improvement of product repeatability & reliability.
  • Continuous improvement of machine efficiency.
  • On-going development/training of technical team in all aspects


  • Active Communication in a reactive environment in all aspects to ensure effective communication between the production area and senior management, as well as other areas of the business (eg: planning, sales etc) to achieve a smooth running department.
  • Monthly meetings – shift supervisors and assistant manager and follow up minutes
  • Monthly meetings – day personnel and assistant manager and follow up minutes
  • Weekly department development and product project meetings
  • Address follow up action as required
  • Monthly department efficiency reports encompassing all aspects of the department

Health & Safety:

  • Ensure all department personnel are trained and understand H&S requirements in the department and where necessary across the site
  • Ensure all machine risk assessments are carried out and communicated to all staff
  • Ensure all personnel risk assessments are carried out, and communicated to all staff
  • Ensure all staff are trained and undertake correct manual handling techniques.
  • Ensure all C.O.S.H.H. checks are carried out and communicated to staff.
  • Ensure good housekeeping practices are maintained within the department at all times, with regular 6S monitoring being undertaken and issues timely followed up


  • Monitoring controlling and reviewing working practices to ensure company quality targets are met


  • Undertake effective manpower planning to minimise production personnel overtime costs
  • Monitor and report on capital expenditure to department
  • The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description. The particular duties and responsibilities attached to the post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and would not themselves justify the re-evaluation of the post.

Essential Skills & Experience:

Selection CriteriaMethod of candidate assessment
Proven experience in a managerial position.Application Form/Interview
Significant experience in a fast moving production environment.Application Form/Interview
Good computer literacy skills in Microsoft packages.Application Form/Interview
Ability to work well under pressure in a reactive environment to ensure deadlines are met and monitor outcomes.Interview
Acts entrepreneurially to make big bottom line gains.Interview
Able to build a strong team identity by setting a strong example through own behaviour, stimulating challenges and debate, and inspiring others.Interview
Ability to lead and motivate a team of people to achieve agreed goals/objectives, and during periods of change.Interview
Ensures a high level of accuracy in all work undertaken.Interview
Sets and meets challenging and stretching goals to drive the business forward.Interview
Confident in creating new ideas and making informed decisions using information researched to back up reasons.Interview
Gets required resources and removes blocks to team effectiveness.Interview
Ensures team supports organisation objectives.Interview
Makes on-going efforts to build long term relationships inside and outside the business.Interview
Ability to prioritise tasks, organise and control workloads and to delegate effectively.Interview
Highly driven, ensuring that the job is done well and recognising the importance of customer satisfaction in their work.Interview
Persistent and not thrown off course by obstacles or difficulty.Interview
Ability to undertake duties in every respect as laid out in the job description (further to training if required).Interview

Desirable Qualifications:

Selection CriteriaMethod of candidate assessment
General Management Qualification or equal experienceApplication/Interview
Engineering/Technical QualificationApplication/Interview
Experience of working in Plastic ManufacturingApplication/Interview