Production Manager – Southampton

KBB Recruitment are looking for a Production Manager to work with a well established furniture business in the Southampton area. This is a permanent position offering up to £40,000 per annum for the right candidate. This is an exciting opportunity to join a family run business.

You will for responsible for the full manufacturing facility. 

Your duties will include: 

  • To drive, identifying and running Continuous Improvement Projects in order to improve process, drive efficiencies and lower business costs
  • Ensuring the compliance processes and requirements are being adhered to
  • Liaising with our business analyst to produce measures and KPIs of production to Managing Director
  • To effectively communicate tasks and requirements to your team. Monitoring workload and providing solutions to ensure targets are met and any risks are mitigated
  • To carry out a daily review of production schedules and organise the team to carry out works in the required sequence to meet client deadlines
  • Liaison with Designers on methods to improve production
  • Checking of factory paperwork and drawings to ensure potential errors or issues are identified/resolved before distributing for manufacturing
  • Review and/or produce cutting lists where required to aid machinists in processing jobs as efficiently as possible
  • Working with our Inventory Manager to ensure all required materials are in stock or have been ordered to meet the production schedule
  • Manage the efficiency and quality outputs of your team, offering feedback where required and continually encouraging improvements
  • Ensure health and safety regulations and housekeeping programmes are adhered to, maintaining an efficient tidy and safe environment
  • Monitor employees’ performance. Coach and mentor members of the team offering regular feedback and guidance on performance as required
  • Complete any other ad-hoc tasks as required by management


This is an excellent role for a Production Manager or Operations Manager with experience in the KBB industry.


  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in managing or leading production teams, ideally in door set up manufacturing or similar joinery environment; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Ability to read drawings and take off information from specifications, schedules and manufacturers details


Simon Acres Recruitment are acting as the employment agency in relation to this vacancy. 

Job Title: Production Manager
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: southampton
Salary: 31k+40k

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