CV, Experienced Talented Hands On General Manager Seeking International Opportunities

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 6023
(26/12/1972, male)
Skills keywords: lean manufacturing, process improvement, scheduling / capacity planning, strategic planning
Current location: Scotland, United Kingdom - View on map

Fiberweb Plc. Maldon, Essex. (Geosynthetic Products - 2012 - Present
Interim Production Manager

Due to expansion and significant investment in manufacturing, appointed to assist the company to standardise and develop a more process-oriented operation, across three production value streams.
  • Assist change management program to develop and transform processes, systems and methods.
  • Day to day Production management: 45 permanent employees’ and additional temporary staff.
  • Introduced Lean Visual Controls, associated metrics and facilitate continuous improvement work-shops.

Worldwide Steels Ltd, Thetford, Norfolk. (Building Materials Manufacturer -2010 - 2012
Production / Operations Manager

Responsible for manufacturing processes, whilst driving improvements across the entire operation. Enhance production efficiency and output, within the business safety, quality and environmental requirements.  Oversee procurement strategy and inventory control. Sales and Distributor support, cost estimating and technical support.
  • Set out program to enhance organisational infrastructure.
  • Introduction of Quality Management System, established departmental policies and procedures.
  • Identified and introduced tooling solutions reducing production changeover losses and set up times.
  • Introduced computer aided design, produced all Company data sheets and technical drawings.
  • Reduction of batch sizes, work in progress and inventory levels.
  • Controlling the purchase and supply of all procured items and services.
  • Managing vendor relationships and maintaining effective supply chain partnerships.
  • Managing inventory audits and conduct valuation analysis.

CAMDENBOSS LTD, Mildenhall, Suffolk.    (Electronic enclosures and components - 2008 - 2010
Works / Production Manager

Appointed on a full time basis to improve and enhance the Factory’s operations.   Performed quality, manufacturing and inventory management, within operating budget constraints. Supervised employee disciplinary, training / safety programs and other operational improvement projects.

  • Developed a very skilled work force (30) and reduction of poor performing employees.
  • Increased standards and regulations, as well as implemented policies including standard operating procedures.
  • Secured accreditation for conformity to ISO 9001: 2008 standards.
  • Negotiated and managed outsourcing of company injection moulding plant.
  • Developed excellent customer and vendor relationships including project negotiations.
  • Revised and implemented new business quotation techniques to maximise internal efficiency.

CAMDENBOSS LTD (formally Boss Enclosures Ltd), Mildenhall, Suffolk - 2007 -2008
Interim Technical/Production Facilitator

Appointed to manage and restructure company manufacturing operations. Primarily the fabrication and assembly of custom designed plastic enclosures for the electronics industry.
  • Reduced batch and queue process, minimizing work in progress and enhancing inspection activities.
  • Revised business order acceptance policies, reducing standard lead times and maximising capacity.
  • Restructured engineering document control and approval activities.
  • Initiated cross training programs to enhance flexibility and production efficiency.
  • Designed bespoke capacity planning schedules incorporating key performance indicators.

SUDBURY T C Ltd, Sudbury, Suffolk.     (Precision and production engineering - 2002 -2007
Production Engineer

Responsible for the programming and managing of the factory CNC plant, including laser cutters, turret punch press and fly / hydraulic press machines. Supervised and responsible for training process operators.
  • CAD/CAM programming
  • Online CNC programming
  • Amada Quattro CNC Laser 1000W
  • Amada Arcade 210 CNC turret punch (19 station)
  • Power press setting (8 to 50 ton)
  • Drilling, tapping and bending

INDESPENSION LTD, Bolton, Lancashire.      (Towbar and Trailer systems manufacturer - 1997 -2002
Robotics Engineer

Trained and ultimately responsible for managing 4 industrial welding robot (Fanuc ARC mate – RJ2 B& I size controllers x 3 and Panasonic AW-0660 x1)   cells in line with production schedules including on-line programming, preventative maintenance and improvement programs. Introduced rotary table production cells, to meet increased demand and improve production efficiency.

  • Walton-Le-Dale High School, Preston, Lancashire - 8 GCSE
  • Manchester College of Arts and Technology, (part time) - City and Guilds 2303 CNC Part Programming                  

  • Appraisal Training for Appraisers
  • Communicating with Influence                    

Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: africa, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, china, India, Indonesia, Japan, kuwait, Mauritania, new zealand, nigeria, Norway, Oman, qatar, saudi arabia, Singapore, South Korea, spain, Sweden, switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United States