Production Manager in Glenrothes at ITW Construction Products

Date Posted: 1/28/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

About ITW:

ITW Construction Products is one of seven segments of the Illinois Tool Works family, innovating, designing and manufacturing advanced industrial technology. With five brands all at the forefront of technology and enterprise for their respective markets, ITW Construction Products are committed to providing advanced trade solutions for professional users. The offsite business unit, of which the Glenrothes plant belongs focuses on the Cullen and Gangnail brands in the UK.   

ITW Construction Products are known for their problem solving nature, and as such always remain a leader in technology, research and development; a trait that enhances our interaction and relationship with our customer and generates increased productivity for our end users. 


The Production Manager will be responsible for a team of operatives (approximately 30) executing standard processes to complete production plans safely, to defined quality standards and manage day to day operations within the cells. A customer focused approach must be taken at all times.

Key Responsibility Areas

Deliver all Health and Safety standards of production areas, control all aspects of the production safety and contribute to improving site standards and environment through application of 6S practices.

Support Safety Champions to ensure all H&S audits and risk assessment reviews are completed on time.

Take a proactive approach to compliance works and safety improvement projects within the Production area.

Develop skills and competence of production team to deliver site results via performance management processes, including ongoing coaching and communication.

Working in collaboration with the Production Trainer to ensure that training matrix is maintained and training plans are being executed in timely fashion.

KPI / Scorecard Achievement - lead team to achieve the Production Scorecard KPIs.

Quality - Driving quality standards through establishing a basic quality plan and investigating deviations thoroughly.

Manage the production teams to ensure that target output, OEE and Line Efficiency targets are being achieved and improved.

Cost Control - manage overheads and associated costs to ensure budget targets are achieved.

Play a key part in delivering Operational Full Potential - focus on the continuous improvement process and root cause analysis.

Job Requirements

The Successful Applicant

The successful applicant will have a working knowledge of 6s, Six Sigma, SMED and Kaizen Models. Further they will have a good understanding of basic Health & Safety principles and be able to articulate this being applied in practice. 

They will be able to demonstrate effective leadership skills and be able to work cross functionally with plant staff and management. It is key that they demonstrate an ability to conduct and follow up on root cause analysis.

For success in the role they must be a team player, with an ability to be flexible as part of a fast-moving focused organization. The ability to take ownership of a situation and act autonomously is crucial. The successful candidate will be comfortable with applying the company business model - decentralized entrepreneurial culture, 80/20 business process, customer-back innovation.