Plant Manager

Closing Date: 28th April 2019
Reports To: Operations Director
Position Summary:

To lead all aspects of the Bath Factory including Contracts, Shipping, Spares, Purchasing, Production, Quality, HR & Finance. To collaborate with the strategic sourcing and development teams.

To set the direction and lead the site management team in continuing Bath Plant’s journey towards world class delivery, quality and cost performance. To drive a culture of customer focus and continuous improvement.


Location: Bath, UK
Division: Rotork Controls
Rotork Office: UK - Bath - Rotork Controls Limited
Job Type: Full Time
Area Of Interest: Engineering
Contact: Yoshi Danily
Contact Email:

Main Responsibilities:

Assembly, Test and Production Engineering

  • Achieving planned actuator and spares invoice targets from the bath plant, efficiently, safely and on-time


  • Ensuring that the quality of the company’s products and services meets the expectations of its customers at minimum cost


  • Ensuring that components and sub-assemblies of prescribed quality are provided to production, when needed at the lowest possible cost whilst managing inventory. Manage the Bath supply base performance and manage sourcing decisions consistent with the divisional Strategic sourcing team

Contracts and Logistics

  • Ensuring that customers’ orders are correctly interpreted and entered and that products and parts are economically shipped to end destinations. Ensure the customer is at all times informed of expected shipment dates and any issues that may affect their project plans

Facilities, Health and Safety and the Environment

  • Providing safe, healthy and well-maintained office and factory working environments. Maintain the building and infrastructure for all facilities on the Bath site (including plc offices)

People Development / Organisational development

  • Managing, motivating and developing the operations team, ensuring that they are equipped with the necessary skills to achieve longer term business objectives. Make appropriate changes to structure and processes to suit new working practices. Ensure succession planning is used to facilitate the evolution of the organisation 

Finance Management and Budgeting

  • Robust control and reporting of the numbers and achieving the financial targets. Accurate forecasting of financials. Responsibility for the annual budgeting process

Candidate Specification:

  • Graduate in technical subject, preferably Engineering/Production Engineering
  • Significant Operations/Production management experience (Essential)
  • Experience of leading and managing change successfully
  • International Supply Chain experience (Essential)
  • Strong interpersonal skills (Essential)
  • Financial skills/commercially strong (Essential)
  • Medium to high volume production environment, ideally of a high mix and complex configured engineering product. Ideally can demonstrate the transformation of a production facility to achieve world class standards
  • Experience of electro-mechanical manufacturing (Desirable)
  • Familiarity with different manufacturing techniques (Lean, BPR and a pragmatic view of when to use them)
  • IT - knowledge of/familiarity with manufacturing software systems
  • Ability to lead from the front and inspire a capable team to continually improve

Core Competencies:

  • Leading and Supervising - leads, manages and develops the Bath departments to deliver results. Demonstrates an ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplined management team
  • Principles and Values – Creates a positive working culture leading by example, motivating the team to work effectively, exhibiting and articulating management values and the company’s goals
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations – focuses on customer needs and satisfaction; monitors and maintains quality of work and productivity. Strongly results-driven, with a competitive personality
  • Deciding and Initiating Action - plans and prioritises activities towards achieving agreed business aims. Demonstrates a high level of self-motivation, independence and self-reliance. Highly self-motivated with energy, pace and enthusiasm
  • Working with People – easily establishes good relationships with customers and staff; relates well to people at all levels 
  • Commercial Thinking – keeps up to date with competitor information and market trends; identifies business opportunities for Rotork; demonstrates financial awareness; controls costs and thinks in terms of profit, loss and added value
  • Persuading and Influencing - demonstrates skills in negotiation and coalition building, handling objections with confidence and empathy
  • Presenting and Communicating - ability to convey ideas and information (verbally and in writing) simply and convincingly. Communicates with skill and confidence
  • Analysing – analyses financial data and all other sources of information to make sound business decisions
  • Planning and Organising – sets clearly defined objectives, plans activities and projects well in advance and monitors performance against deadlines. Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects to deadline
  • Expertise and Technology – applies specialist and detailed technical expertise

Please send fully up to date CV and full letter of application, stating how your skills and experience match the job requirements.

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