Production / Manufacturing/ Line Manager

ROLE: PRODUCTION / MANUFACTURING/ LINE MANAGER

TM Lighting is the leading art lighting manufacturer producing a range of award winning products for the international art market.  If you are looking for a career working in a fast paced, rapidly growing team and you have passion, drive and determination coupled with a fun, easy-going persona, then we would love to hear from you.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Production Manufacturing Manager with relevant experience in LED lighting for the architectural market or similar.  The role is to oversee and lead our Purchasing and Production teams. To ensure all projects are delivered on time, introduce new processes to improve efficiencies, report to the board each month and manage stock levels and production budgets and resources.

You will be working both directly and indirectly with our suppliers, clients and distributors globally.  You will manage the operations and supply chain from the point at which the client has been invoiced to the point at which the client is content with the product received from TM Lighting.

Key responsibilities:

     Manufacturing

    • Manage the assembly, procurement and production teams.
    • Manage the internal and external manufacturing processes.
    • Manage and maintain the current Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP Easy) software.
    • ¬†Ensure production routings and processes are efficient and correct.
    • Manage the returns and samples.
    • Introduce production team to new designs in conjunction with Design Team
    • Run production meetings to ensure production team are briefed and introduced to any irregularities from normal production.
    • Ensure production team have a full suite of documentation for picking and production methodology.
    • Work in collaboration with the senior production staff to assist them in running the workshop team.
    • Manage product/stock handling, quality control and manufacturer returns.
    • Analyse and implement time savings production methods and processes.
    • Manage and lead production team to ensure efficient and timely delivery.
    • Ensure smooth production processes.
    • Reduce product returns.
    • Implement testing procedure documentation.
    • Strive to reduce lead times.

     Logistics

    • Oversee logistics for outbound and inbound goods.
    • Increase efficiencies for shipping.
    • Manage international shipping documentation and liaise with Accounts team on international shipments.
    • Suppliers/Vendors
    • Maintain and improve relationships with existing suppliers and vendors.
    • Implementation supplier/vendor approval processes.
    • Where required set-up and establish relationships with new suppliers and vendors.
    • Manage manufacturing and material samples.
    • Ensure existing and new suppliers and vendors are vetted and under NDA.
    • On-going review of existing and new production methods with the design team and where feasible and within brand propose manufacturing cost savings.

     Stock/Materials

    • Manage and improve stock control – KPIs to be agreed on the following.
    • Analyse stock turnover and manage purchasing in accordance with usage.
    • Reduce stock holding where feasible.
    • Improve stock efficiency.
    • Ensure old stock is sold/used when new designs are introduced.
    • Implement bar coding to components and products to improve stock control and picking.
    • Manage purchasing budgets and report to commercial manager about future purchasing.

     Communication

    • Hold regular meetings with design, production, commercial manager and directors to report on manufacturing issues, improvements, implementation and improve communication throughout.
    • Manage the production process to extract all relevant information from the TM Lighting team for all projects to ensure a smooth production process.
    • Liaise with the client to ensure the client is kept up to date with delivery date.
    • Liaise with the client to arrange installation where applicable.
    • Liaise with sales team about predicted lead times.

     Best practice

    • Examine implementation of ISO9001 or similar best practice processes long Term.
    • Examine UL/EDL approval and set-up US distributorship for current US orders.
    • Implement best practices throughout.
    • Create a centre for production excellence.
    • Lead by example.

Skills and experience:

  • Experience in MRP systems ‚Äď preferably MRP Easy;
  • Excellent administration skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, time management and organisational skills;
  • Excellent problem solving skills.

Above experience is desirable, not all elements essential

Personal attributes:

  • Hardworking
  • Personable
  • Team player
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multitask

Other responsibilities:

  • Represent the company in a positive and professional manner at all times; Adhering to our company values
  • Contribute to the development of the company
  • Work constructively and cooperatively with colleagues
  • Adhere to and promote a harmonious working environment
  • Comply with the company health and safety policy
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate a team/a good team player
  • Good computer skills – ideally Apple Mac, and proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • A high standard of written and spoken English

Personal skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Acts with discretion and professionalism in a client facing role
  • Communicates pleasantly and professionally
  • Possess an enthusiastic interest in design and creativity
  • A sound understanding of business and the commercial environment
  • Self-motivated and ability to self-manage

Company values:

Creativity ‚Äď we promote creativity, proudly supporting the art world
Honesty and integrity – instilling trust in our team and our clients
Innovation ‚Äď we are leaders in our field, in technology and design
Quality – attention to detail – we strive for perfection in everything we do
Sharing – we communicate and share our ideas, challenges, no blame culture
Celebrating Рwe believe that hard work must be recognised and achievements must be celebrated

About TM Lighting:

TM Lighting are the UK’s leading specialists in the design and manufacture of high colour rendition LED picture lights and luminaires for the high-end art market.

TM Lighting produce exceptional LED products that transform works of art within private residences, stately homes, galleries and institutions, and commissions for high-end retail spaces. The company has reinvented classic picture light design with the very latest lighting technology to create specialist luminaries that deliver vastly superior art lighting with a true representation of the full spectrum of colour. Using the same technology, TM Lighting has extended its product range and offering to other art lighting products, including a collection of spotlights, to meet the needs of galleries, artists and museums.

Based at our studios near to London’s Kings Cross, we are looking for an exceptional individual to join our small but dynamic team as product design engineer, and ensure its successful running as market leaders in our field. Working with experienced designers, sales, marketing and production colleagues, this role will be an integral part of our future success. We are entering an exciting phase of growth at TM Lighting, and this is an excellent time for a proactive, confident and organised individual to join our creative and driven team. This job description describes the key aspects of the role. It is not exhaustive and may be subject to change from time to time, as the Directors see fit. As part of your role you may be required to work occasional evenings or weekends.

www.tmlighting.com

 

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Specification Sales

ROLE: SPECIFICATION SALES 

TM Lighting is the leading art lighting manufacturer producing a range of award winning products for the international art market.  If you are looking for a career working in a fast paced, rapidly growing team and you have passion, drive and determination coupled with a fun, easy-going persona, then we would love to hear from you.

The company is celebrating a decade of revolutionising picture light and gallery spotlight design and offering an unrivalled quality of service to its clients. Over ten years it has created a range of specialist light fittings that create true representation by emitting the full spectrum of colour. We are growing the the team and we have an exciting opportunity to help expand the business into the next decade, we are seeking a new team member in a Specification Sales role.

The primary function of this role is to meet with specifiers and and perform the proactive sales function in the business. With a minimum of 5 years experience in sales within the lighting industry, the candidate would have good connections with Lighting Designers, Interior Designers and Architects. Secondly to this, and specific to TM Lighting, is to meet clients with significant art collections, and to help them understand the importance of good art lighting will not only transform the collection, but also the home.

This role will be predominantly out of the office meeting clients, with touch points in the office as necessary. This role would be best suited to a confident, outward going person, with strong organisational skills.

Key responsibilities:

  • Meet and exceed sales targets
  • The principle role is to build long term relationships with Lighting Designers, Interior Designers and Architects
  • Introduce our range of Art Lighting Products and seek specification sales opportunities
  • Ensure the pipe line is well fed
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest product development within the business and technology within the industry
  • Be well informed on best practice and industry regulations
  • Assist with technical queries as necessary
  • Communicate effectively with the rest of the team about opportunities and ensure effective transfer of information to production
  • Build quotations
  • Represent the Company in a positive and professional manner at all times; adhering to our company values

Skills and experience:

  • Experience working within lighting, or associated industry such as interiors
  • Experience of working in a high-end/ luxury client-facing role, understanding of clients‚Äô requirements (desirable)
  • Excellent communication & organisational skills and attention to detail

Personal attributes:

  • Great confidence
  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Personable
  • Team player
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to multitask

Company values:

Creativity ‚Äď we promote creativity, proudly supporting the art world
Honesty and integrity – instilling trust in our team and our clients
Innovation ‚Äď we are leaders in our field, in technology and design
Quality – attention to detail – we strive for perfection in everything we do
Sharing – we communicate and share our ideas, challenges, no blame culture
Celebrating Рwe believe that hard work must be recognised and achievements must be celebrated

About TM Lighting:

TM Lighting are the UK’s leading specialists in the design and manufacture of high colour rendition LED picture lights and luminaires for the high-end art market.

TM Lighting produce exceptional LED products that transform works of art within private residences, stately homes, galleries and institutions, and commissions for high-end retail spaces. The company has reinvented classic picture light design with the very latest lighting technology to create specialist luminaries that deliver vastly superior art lighting with a true representation of the full spectrum of colour. Using the same technology, TM Lighting has extended its product range and offering to other art lighting products, including a collection of spotlights, to meet the needs of galleries, artists and museums.

Based at our studios near to London’s Kings Cross, we are looking for an exceptional individual to join our small but dynamic team as product design engineer, and ensure its successful running as market leaders in our field. Working with experienced designers, sales, marketing and production colleagues, this role will be an integral part of our future success. We are entering an exciting phase of growth at TM Lighting, and this is an excellent time for a proactive, confident and organised individual to join our creative and driven team. This job description describes the key aspects of the role. It is not exhaustive and may be subject to change from time to time, as the Directors see fit. As part of your role you may be required to work occasional evenings or weekends.

www.tmlighting.com

 

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