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Burlington Stone - Manufacturing Manager

This is a new role, based at Kirkby Quarry.



Burlington Slate Ltd is part of the Holker Group of Companies owned by the Cavendish Family.  Established in the mid-19th century, Burlington has a long tradition of producing high quality roofing and architectural stone products from quarries operating across central and southern Cumbria, supplying into both UK and international markets.

The Position: This is a new role, based at Kirkby Quarry.  You will lead and manage the production operations within budget to meet customer standards.  You will ensure that safety, quality, cost and delivery requirements are met, implementing modern manufacturing principles and managing continuous improvement.  You will build effective working relationships and develop an enthusiastic, motivated and flexible team.

The Person: You will probably be educated to degree level, NVQ Level 5 or equivalent, with a manufacturing or engineering background and extensive plant level experience.  You will have a strong technical understanding and experience of applying the principles of Lean Manufacturing, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Kaizen and will be Six Sigma Black Belt Qualified.  You will have an understanding of IOSH/NEBOSH, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and will be proficient in Microsoft Office.  Experience of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems would be beneficial, particularly MS NAV.  You will have excellent leadership and people-management skills and highly effective interpersonal and communication skills.  Focussed and target-driven, with a positive can-do attitude, you are a self-starter, an analytical thinker and a confident decision maker.

In return, we offer a competitive salary and benefits packages, and opportunities to develop your skills and career.

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