Job Title: Print Production Manager

Salary: £40k to £45k pa

Location: East Anglia

Reference: J3235

Contact: Chloe Thompson

Telephone: 0141 647 6688

Categories: Print, Commercial Print, Management, Production/Technical, East Anglia

We have an unmissable opportunity for a production/operations manager to join one of the most established and experience printers in East Anglia. We are looking for a great leader who can not only supervise 5 managers and be responsibile for over 50 staff, but encourage these members of staff to reach their full potential and help the organisation surpass its goals.

Key responsibilities:

Production Performance

  • Analyse crew and machine performance
  • Continual improvement
  • Publish weekly performance figures
  • Chair weekly production meeting
  • Address performance issues with crew members
  • Annual appraisals


  • Analyse machine performance
  • Prioritise machine maintenance based on analytical data
  • Supervise internal engineering staff
  • Negotiate with external suppliers for best possible maintenance rates


  • Produce weekly non-conformance reports
  • Chair weekly quality meeting, reviewing all non-conformances
  • Instigate corrective actions based on the study of non-conformances
  • Rewrite ISO 9001 procedures to reflect corrective actions


  • Supervise the purchasing Department
  • Ensure that all purchasing best practice is adhered too
  • Sign off and sanction all spends within your authorised limit
  • Negotiate with suppliers
  • Market test to ensure that best value is achieved


  • Analyse paper spend on a weekly basis
  • Understand price trends
  • Negotiate with suppliers
  • Market test to ensure that best value is achieved
  • Measure internal quality and usage
  • Project value for feedback to merchants and buyer


  • Maintain and revise the Companies integrated systems
  • Review and map changing work methodology
  • Rewrite and review manuals and procedures
  • Supervise/Conduct internal audits
  • Supervise/Conduct external audits

Health and Safety

  • Take responsibility for Health and Safety and ensure that the plant is legally compliant
  • Ensure that Health and Safety standards are always maintained
  • Review and revise all safe systems of work
  • Review and revise all risk assessments
  • Liaise with external advisors to improve and maintain Health and Safety standards

Human Resources

  • Ensure that the plant is compliant with HR legislation
  • Supervise/Conduct all legally required one to one meetings
  • Participate in collective bargaining negotiations where appropriate
  • Operate “Open Door” policy to all employees
  • Collect and disseminate information to all employees where appropriate

If you are a technically minded manager from the printing industry with an aptitude for building strong, cohesive and high performing teams through effective skills in motivating and influencing others then we would love to hear from you.

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