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Production Manager

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Hayes, London
From £55,000
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Date Added
June 27th, 2024

Carbon60 are proud to be partnering with Lufthansa Technik Landing Gear Services to recruit for a Production Manager. Lufthansa Technik are a global leading provider of maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for the civil aviation industry.

This Production Manager position is on a permanent basis and has become available due to continued growth and expansion. In this role, the successful candidate will lead and inspire a team of up to 100 colleagues to provide a safe, high quality, efficient and cost-effective production services for Lufthansa Technik Landing Gear Services (LTLGS) and its customers. Ensure compliance with all regulatory and corporate requirements and procedures. Engage in the LTLGS strategy and finance plan development. Deliver robust plans to achieve business and operational performance targets.

Role Responsibilities will include:

Driving Business - Think and act as part of the LTLGS organisation, ensure safety is your number one priority. Hard wire commercial thinking into your actions by taking calculated risks and balancing quality, costs and delivery impact. Ensure speed and discipline in task execution. Take consequences of your decisions into consideration, look for pragmatic solutions and always make sure that our customers and our authorities can trust us.

  • Accountability for the team/s Health & Safety, Environmental and Quality standards as laid down by nominated authorities and corporate/company procedures.
  • Challenge the team to continuously strive for higher standards and to exceed defined targets.
  • Required to manage interfaces with other production and support departments to optimise efficiencies.
  • Encourage team development via the implementation of lean working principles.

Leading Change - Increase agility by constantly questioning yourself and the change around you. Face uncertainty, deal with ambiguity and use controversy as a driver of progress. Anticipate change emerging within your team and environment and be prepared to act early. Make your change initiatives tangible by implementing them professionally with consideration for the human aspects.

  • Challenge business decisions professionally and pragmatically to ensure understanding.
  • Interpret and ensure clarity of business decisions within your team.
  • Be authentic, use rational thinking and data where appropriate to support change.
  • Adapt communication style to influence understanding.

Creating Spirit - Inspire your team by creating a shared sense of purpose. Exercise positive influence by carefully listening and responding to others. Act with passion, know what you stand for and where your limits are. Consistently 'walk your talk', be honest and take responsibility for your own actions. Embrace everyone's uniqueness, trustfully grant autonomy and regard mistakes as a chance to learn and improve.

  • Leadership style that empowers people to raise safety/ethics concerns, which at all times are immediately addressed, communicated, and dealt with transparently.
  • Embrace engagement equally with all our colleagues, both those supported by collective union agreements and those that are not.
  • Create a daily communication pathway that both encourages individual and collective team dialogue.
  • Talks as 'one company', embraces and disseminates local/corporate business information to enabling colleagues to understand their impact to the customer (internal & external).

Fostering Talent - Regard people's development as a driver of the company's success. Create opportunities to stretch, learn, fail, succeed, and thereby grow. Provide guidance by giving feedback on performance and perspectives. Appreciate diversity of skills and mind-sets as a key to excellent results.

  • Responsive to feedback about own performance & behaviours.
  • Maintain oversight of team/s performance and development review schedule.
  • Ensure supervisory oversight is maintained where appropriate
  • Ensure opportunities are merited and based on excellent performance and behaviours
  • Ensure the department is optimally manned and all relevant training is completed
  • Develop a training pathway to encourage colleagues to learn new skills to greater business flexibility and career development.

Mastering Complexity- Strive to keep it simple even in complex situations. Master given complexity with your team's competencies and be both analytical and intuitive. Have clear insight into your area of responsibility, capture the interconnections to other areas and master the dynamics of the system. Tap into sources of distributed knowledge and integrate the perspectives of others to work out focused and valuable solutions.

  • Use only SMART performance metrics.
  • Ensure agreed metrics are consistently displayed, maintained and understood.
  • Evaluate and implement new methodologies to ensure technological advancements are exploited in the workplace.

Skills and Experience required:

  • Evidence of people management experience within an operational, unionised environment
  • Use of proven communication skills, engaging and influencing at all levels.
  • Proven experience of delivering sustainable change
  • Proven experience in performance management.
  • Coached and identified development areas for self and teams.
  • Excellent understanding of MRO operations and processes.
  • Broad-based knowledge of aviation regulatory requirements (e.g. CAA/FAA/EASA).
  • Extensive experience in budgetary issues, business measures, report and business case writing skills
  • Excellent process improvement and change management knowledge.
  • Working knowledge of Health & safety Regulations.
  • PC literate; ability to input and manipulate data using multiple platforms (e.g. SAP, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Degree relatable to engineering or HND/HNC in an aircraft maintenance or engineering discipline.
  • Right to work without restrictions in the UK.

Why Lufthansa Technik Landing Gear Services? Here are some of their benefits and rewards:

  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Discounted Flight Benefits
  • Reduced Gym memberships Retail and Hotel Discounts
  • Seasonal Company Events

Must be available to work between 7am and 7pm, but 8 hour working day within those times. Flexible working hours to support project delivery or communication with oversea clients.

Some overseas travel is considered necessary to develop business relationships.

From £50,000 salary.

If you are interested in the role and want some more information, please contact Becky on 01329 745 931 or email

Interviews are being held shortly.

Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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