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Production Manager

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Date: Jan 8, 2021

Location: Barnsley, GB, S71 3HW

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.


Production Manager


Location: Barnsley


Salary: Competitive, plus excellent benefits


Lubrizol are looking to recruit a Production Manager to join the team at the Barnsley site.


This role will provide site wide leadership to supply finished goods to our customers in the most effective way, paying attention to HS&E, quality, cost, time and people whilst adhering to Lubrizol Cultural Beliefs.


In this role you will:

  • Take primary responsibility for all aspects of safe production against all QHSE standards and delivering against agreed plan of throughput, yield and energy consumption.
  • Lead the medium and long-term strategic direction of the manufacturing function.
  • Ensure compliance to all business and legislative requirements.
  • Provide management of shift teams.
  • Lead the team to ensure competence of all operational staff and implementation of people development.
  • Establish and provide best industrial practice and compliance to legislative and regulatory standards.
  • Ensure products are manufactured in accordance with the health, safety, environmental and quality Company Rules
  • Manage production weekly production & short-term scheduling in order to maximise on time deliveries keeping inventory on target.
  • Ensure compliance with Quality, ISO Environmental and continuous improvement systems for operations.
  • Coaching the Production Supervisor(s) and Production Operators so that they are sufficiently trained, motivated and developed to meet production goals.
  • Control the operational conditions that influence the costs in such a way that business objectives are met.
  • Execute production strategies and plan for improved technologies to ensure continuous improvement in operational productivity


To be successful you will:

  • Be Educated to degree level in Science or Engineering, preferably Chemistry or proven track record of working within a chemical production plant environment.
  • Hold a NEBOSH Safety Certificate.
  • Understand ISO 9001/14001 systems.
  • Provide management of change advocate.
  • Possess knowledge of human factors.
  • Have an understanding of Lean techniques (5’s, VSM). 
  • Have a facilitator, collaborative and coaching style.
  • Have experience and knowledge gained in a COMAH regulated industry.
  • Ideally have experienced in Chemical Manufacturing industry.
  • Experience of working at senior level of management.
  • Analytical and sound problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Proven track record of good budgetary control.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent planning and time management skills, meeting company and business deadlines
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office and job-related software.  


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including discretionary annual bonus, competitive pension scheme, 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, and private medical cover.

Lubrizol will support you to develop your own skills and progress as part of a global organisation.

Together, we are Lubrizol: Where science excels, and people make a difference


It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol.  Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving.  Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers and communities.  We are talented people working together to solve problems and improve lives through science. We are making a difference, and we will never stop pushing to do it better.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered entirely based on their relevant merits and abilities.


Barnsley is a town in South Yorkshire, England. Historically, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies on the River Dearne. The Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley had a population of 231,900 at the 2011 UK Census.  Barnsley is notable as a former industrial town centred on coal mining, glassmaking, wire and linen. All the mines in the borough are now closed, the last one being closed in 1994. Only glassmaking remains, with one company still operating. Although the industries declined in the 20th century, Barnsley's culture is rooted in its industrial heritage; Barnsley has a tradition of brass bands, originally created as social clubs for its mining communities. Grimethorpe Colliery Band is perhaps the best known brass band in Britain. It rose to fame in the film Brassed Off and is now the 'artist in residence' at the Royal College of Music, London.

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