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Our client is a leading designer & manufacturer of power engineering solutions with a pedigree dating back over 100 years.

We are currently seeking to recruit an experienced Production Manager in Tours, France and reporting to the Global Operations Director. The role will lead the entire production facility specialising in the manufacture of Electrical Drives and Industrial Power Systems to the highest standards of engineering and quality.

You will manage a team of 50 comprising supply chain, quality and a team of skilled engineers and assembly technicians. You will need a solid educational background in Electrical Engineering and at least 5 years’ experience of leading a shop floor operation in a similar technology environment.

You will:

  • Lead by example

  • Drive improvements in production, quality, throughput, profitability and safety and implement the core values of teamwork, employee involvement, and continuous improvement

  • Achieve revenue increase through the execution of monthly production plans

  • Manage all plant assets through leadership of maintenance and facilities resources

  • Achieve productivity standards and drive efficiency and lead cost reduction efforts where sensible

  • Manage site capital planning and execution processes

  • Lead cross-functional teams to establish processes to improve efficiency and quality


You will ideally have:

  • Worked as an electrical engineer or be educated in electrical engineering

  • Experienced in managing a production facility and be extremely familiar with French working regulations

  • Be a strong communicator and be equally comfortable in leading discussions with shop floor staff, management, board level leadership and the senior management or representatives of the end customer

  • Speak fluent French with a second language a benefit (Ideally English or German)

  • Have knowledge of Lean Manufacturing concepts and tool sets

  • Possess an understanding of manufacturing technologies and processes

  • The ability to direct and lead cross-functional process improvement teams

  • The ability to multi-task and work under pressure and deadlines

  • An understanding of Supply Chain Management operational concepts (production planning, scheduling, purchasing, supplier selection, inventory control, logistics, stockroom operations, and shipping/receiving)


This position offers:

  • The chance to work for a global leader in electrical engineering systems with an outstanding reputation for quality, reliability and highest standards of design and delivery

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

  • Performance related bonus

  • Relocation assistance if needed

  • Challenging projects in dynamic, close-knit, collaborative team

  • Excellent working environment

For more information on this role please contact Julia Harz via email