Line Lead – Brits

North West, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Job purpose
The production line lead is responsible for organising and managing all production related activities on the building machines. This includes but is not limited to the following:

Coaching, training, motivating and guiding all equipment owners, cell, process and maintenance leaders.
Implementing and enforcing operating policies and procedures.
Delivering agreed production operating targets and goals.
Implementing strategies to ensure safe and efficient production operations, continuous improvement and delivering superior quality on a consistent basis.
Leads the implementation of the Daily Management System (DMS) in the supervised production cell.
Manages professionals on process and maintenance as well as a team of operators to obtain the cell’s assumed goals arising from CBN (Compelling Business Need), the Master Plan and the Annual Plan of the department. Also leads the implementation of standards in the managed structure.

Main responsibilities

Create and maintain a safe and healthy working and operating environment for all people on the manufacturing site.
Drive delivery of agreed production operating targets and goals including; OE and Warehouse Yield; production volume; conversion cost; material usage; plant and process reliability; productivity and waste reduction.
Prepare and obtain approval for operating cost budgets and drive production cost performance to achieve agreed budgets and targets.
Drive implementation of IWS, B-Safe and B-EMEC and any other Bridgestone manufacturing strategies and initiatives.
Ensure compliance and strict adherence to Bridgestone quality standards.
Monitor operations and implement corrective actions to full on time delivery of agreed production budgets and goals.
Identify, coach and develop talent to build competency and capability to support our cell centric organisation.
Drive employee engagement and compliance with all legal and corporate policies and regulations relating to labour, safety, health, quality and the environment.
Guide and coordinate the activities of the team
Management of the clean, inspect and lubricate (CIL) process
Management of Defects Handling process
Management of the Incident Elimination process
Managing and improving results (i.e. driving performance improvement)
Lead execution of 90 day plans to eliminate losses using IWS tools
Lead the cell daily direction setting (DDS) meetings
On the floor coaching of operators e.g. DMS execution, loss elimination, skills development and technical mastery
Provide coaching to team leaders in the shift exchange DDS meetings
Lead issue resolution “to root cause” on the floor of chronic stops
Lead small work groups, communicate effectively and develop short-term action plans
Overall responsibility for CFT cell output
Conduct Health checks and identify gaps

Required capabilities:

Experience and reasonable technical mastery in operations
Planning, Leading and Organising skills
Communication skills and willingness to interact with shop floor staff
A desire to be in a lead role
Be a self-starter
Must demonstrate knowledge/experience working with Excel
Sound Interpersonal Skills and ability to work under pressure
Presentation Skills
Analytical Skills

Education and Experience:

Minimum National Diploma in Operations Management, Industrial Engineering or equivalent
Min of 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment
2 years management experience

Leadership Competencies:

Understand customer needs
Communicate effectively
Track and measure staff performance
Create a positive learning environment
Enforces standards
Promote Servant Leadership
Technical and Functional Expertise
Understanding of the Business
Achieving results
Customer service
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Leadership and Personal Effectiveness