Sterling Cross Trading LLP

Manufacturing Manager

Manufacturing Manager


£42,000 - £50,000

My client is seeking a proficient and motivated Manufacturing Manager to oversee the coordination of engineering design outputs and manufacturing schedules for their two successful factories in Kent.

As a key member of their team, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the accuracy, efficiency, and timely delivery of their manufacturing processes.

They are market leaders in the construction industry, who design, manufacture, and install a unique range of structures to the education, healthcare, and commercial sectors.

Their commitment to innovation and excellence extends across all departments, from consultancy and design to project management.

With a global presence, they cater to diverse industry sectors, delivering cutting-edge solutions that redefine outdoor environments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the manufacturing design team, prioritising tasks, and schedules in alignment with departmental requirements.
  • Oversee all manufacturing design outputs, ensuring adherence to schedules, accuracy, and completeness through rigorous checklist processes.
  • Facilitate the Design Data Management process to ensure seamless transfer of manufacturing outputs in correct and complete formats.
  • Supervise the manufacturing schedule team, ensuring efficient processing of orders and adherence to delivery deadlines.
  • Coordinate with warehouse and manufacturing teams to enhance process efficiency and streamline manufacturing and dispatch schedules.
  • Enable smooth production flow for non-stock items, establishing delivery times in accordance with contract deadlines.
  • Oversee accurate and timely parts workout for manufacture, including sheet metal nesting efficiency.


  • Demonstrated track record in team management, preferably within a manufacturing or engineering environment.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills, with the ability to inspire, motivate, and delegate effectively.
  • Proven initiative, decisiveness, and exceptional problem-solving abilities.
  • Experience with ERP processes for manufacturing is advantageous.

Salary & Benefits:

This management position offers a competitive salary ranging from £42,000 to £50,000 per annum, dependant on experience.

Working hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (in person).

Additionally, they offer a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for professional development and advancement.

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