Job Title: Production Director

Salary: £High Executive Salary plus Generous Relocation Package

Location: Mauritius

Reference: J78935

Contact: George Thompson

Telephone: 0141 647 6688

Categories: Print, Packaging, Production/Technical, Director Level, International, Other

Our client is a global print and packaging group that combines deep expertise in design, graphic services, production, technology, and process optimisation with unmatched marketplace understanding, dynamic ideas, and client first customer service.

Not only is this an opportunity to join this forward thinking organisation, but also the chance to work at their office in the island of Mauritius, an oasis of peace and tranquillity set in its turquoise sea. 

They are looking for an exceptional leader to take on the role of Production Director and lead various Production functions (on-site and virtual) primarily related to Production Art and Pre-Press. This role will also work in close collaboration with Customer Service, Quality Control, Design, Automation and IT Departments. Highly responsive and pro-active, you will be responsible for the planning and execution of all aspects of Production, with a very strong focus on Quality, On Time Delivery, Efficiency, Utilisation, Agility, Customer Satisfaction, Profitability, Employee Engagement and Production Excellence

 Key Responsibilities:

• Be responsible for growth in India, coming up with innovative plans for bringing in, and training  people to handle huge work volumes

• Accountable for meeting all Annual, Quarterly and Monthly targets related to Financial, Operational and Cultural KPIs

• Build strong collaborative relationships with External Customers, as well as Internal Partners (e.g., HR, Finance, Design, Sales, IT and counterparts in other sites) to ensure strategic alignment and achievement of shared goals

• Lead Organic Growth initiatives stemming primarily from Internal Customers (Offshoring), from Recruitment to Employee Productivity

• Manage capacity planning to ensure we consistently match supply and demand

• Optimise Production Agility by the ability to level load across accounts (including a major emphasis on cross-training)

• Conduct regular business reviews with key strategic clients (Internal Host Sites and External Customers)

• Develop and implement strategies, structures, policies, processes and change management that enables successful and sustainable performance for Country goals

• Lead Employee Engagement initiatives in collaboration with the HR team to promote employee engagement, improve communications and minimize employee turnover

• Drive Continuous Improvement with a high emphasis on Automation

• Assess and develop the leadership skills of Leaders at all levels, including Team Leads and Cell Managers

• Lead strategic initiatives as assigned by Manager

• Participate in Corporate Initiatives as needed

• Partner with other Production Leaders across the globe for synergies and best practices


• 15 + years of managerial experience in Print or Packaging with proven skill set to lead a large-scale team out

• Strong knowledge in Artwork Pre-press, Printing and Graphics related operations, as well as fluent in related Technology

• Expert in Production Management, with a strong knowledge of Lean Manufacturing

• Assertive, results-driven and customer-centric

• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal

• Excellent Problem-Solving skills

• Data driven with exceptional analytical skills

• Self-motivated, energetic and reliable

• Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills

• Strong team-building skills and ability to motivate

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