Production Manager

Sheffield, SHF, GB

Leviat EU



Job ID:  486808


Leviat unites the expertise, skills and resources of CRH’s construction accessories companies in a single global organisation.

We imagine, model and make engineered products and innovative construction solutions for a dynamic industry. We support ambitious construction partners to build better, safer, stronger and faster, and help turn awe-inspiring architectural visions into reality. By combining our strengths, we are more agile and responsive to evolving customer needs. From the build of new schools, hospitals, homes and critical infrastructure, to the repair and maintenance of heritage structures, our engineering skills and product technology are making a difference around the world.

Our engineers provide technical design assistance at every stage of a project, from initial planning to installation and beyond. Our technical support services range from simple product selection through to the development of a fully customised project-specific design solution. Our digital engineering tools include industry-leading calculation and design software and Building Information Modelling objects.

Helping to develop a more sustainable built environment is one of the biggest contributions Leviat makes to the communities in which we operate.


About the role


We are currently looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic Production Manager to join our Production site based in Sheffield, UK.

The role is responsible for:

  • Promoting an actively engaged culture striving to continuously improve Health & Safety and to champion a safety first environment. ​
  • Actively managing and improving the running of a production business unit producing made to stock, made to order and engineered to order, concrete reinforcement products, on a number of production lines and product groups in short lead times. ​
  • Being accountable for the full customer service life cycle including delivery, cost and quality.​


Main responsibilities


In this role you'll:


  • Carry out daily H&S and CI gemba walks, challenging and promoting H&S and CI culture through a positive reinforcement, coaching, ethos. ​
  • Strive for a zero harm environment through continuous improvement of shop floor activities. ​
  • Create and maintain a team structure to deliver the highest possible standards in H&S, 5S and customer service through a structured approach to recruitment, target setting, review and development. ​
  • Promote and attend daily SQDCIP meetings with team to drive and report on performance and ongoing projects. ​
  • Deliver agreed Op Ex projects through regular review and management of resources within your area and develop new Op Ex opportunities through robust, well defined and costed cap ex submissions. ​
  • Lead by example and continuously challenging for better performance. ​
  • Lead the entire team within your production unit. ​
  • Interpret key KPI information and reporting regularly on key performance metrics. ​
  • Hold poor performance to account and take corrective action where necessary.​
  • Uphold the key business principals throughout your area. ​
  • Not accept the “status quo” and be prepared to take the difficult decisions where necessary. ​
  • Actively collaborate and support other production areas and wider business. ​
  • Take part in and actively promote a “one business” culture. ​
  • Be willing to visit other areas of Leviat and actively promote and take part in development projects. ​
  • Continuously strive to reduce cost where possible but not at the cost of H&S or performance. ​


Experience & qualifications


To be successful in this role you'll need:


Knowledge of H&S culture and striving for zero harm. ​

Demonstrable experience in a Production Management position with accountability for at least 40 employees and supervisory staff.  ​

Experience of development and delivery of SQDCIP system.​

Experience of effective deployment of production management resources. ​

Experience of manufacturing engineering processes and improvements including applicable knowledge of VSM​

To understand the key elements of employment procedures. ​

​Proven knowledge of engineering principles​

Experience of conducting feasibility studies, submitting justification proposals, purchasing and implementation of equipment.​

Basic Engineering and manufacturing knowledge.​

A proven track record of identifying, leading and participating in improvement projects through application of operational excellence.​

To be capable of accurately scoping out projects, creating logical work steps and using time and resources effectively.​

The ability to make good timely decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement without need for constant support.​

Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.​

Experience of setting challenging targets, monitoring performance, giving feedback and coaching.​

Automation experience​ (desirable)

Knowledge of SCADA or electronic production monitoring systems eg Ignition. ​(desirable)

Engineering Degree or equivalent​ (desirable)

Multi business experience of managing and improving manufacturing teams and processes (desirable) ​






As a multinational and multicultural organization, CRH recognizes that our diverse and talented global workforce is critical to sustaining competitive advantage and long-term success. At CRH we want to challenge all of our employees to reach their full potential and play their part in the success of our business. We place a strong focus on developing and empowering our employees to help ensure that we have the talent and capabilities we need now and in the future. We also strive to provide an attractive, rewarding and stimulating modern work environment that will engage and inspire our employees to meet the ever evolving standards and expectations of our customers. 



We offer an international workplace with a lot of opportunities, freedom and flexibility. As such, self – starters who enjoy working in a challenging environment and who can play a role in shaping our future are encouraged to join CRH. We take care of our employees and therefore offer a generous total rewards package, a diverse and inclusive culture and professional development opportunities.







Date:  20 Nov 2023

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