Manufacturing Manager

Employer: Swytch Bike
Job location
Hackney Wick
Job salary
£40,000 - £60,000
Job term
Permanent
Job closing date

Swytch is changing the way we move. We fundamentally believe that transport shouldn't cost the Earth - so we've made it our mission to make electric transport accessible to everybody.

Since launching in 2017 we have reached over 20,000 customers, across 50 countries who have collectively ridden over 1 million miles! We have raised over $4M to scale our operations and secured a $400K Innovate UK grant to develop a next-generation hybrid eBike system for the future of shared electric vehicles.

Founded by engineers and cycling enthusiasts Oliver Montague and Dmitro Khroma, Swytch is a close-knit team dedicated to creating low carbon transport solutions which are fun to use and good for the planet. We’re now growing our team to keep up with the unprecedented demand for our technology, and to help us lead the electric transport revolution:

Check out our latest campaign: Indiegogo Campaign - https://youtu.be/RGCNW2KOtIE

The Manufacturing Team

We have redefined the eBike kit product category with excellent design and innovative technology, with our Manufacturing Team being key to producing our kits and delivering products to our customers.

To achieve the best possible manufacturing process, we are assembling a world-class manufacturing team consisting of Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Operations experts.

The Role

This opportunity is for a Manufacturing Manager to build, guide and manage our Manufacturing & Production teams to ensure we are able to mass produce our Swytch products, ensuring we meet production deadlines to be able to deliver to our customers on time.

Responsibilities

  • As necessary, lead the set up and operation of new manufacturing capabilities and sites worldwide - with a key focus in China.
  • Be the initial point-of-contact for all manufacturing activities.
  • Own 'Manufacturing' to ensure that capacity and attention is adhered to ensure delivery of products to the specification.
  • Engage with other teams to ensure logistics and supply chains deliver products as required.
  • Collaborate on ways to drive greater efficiency through the production processes in all dimensions e.g. time, materials, sustainability.
  • Check equipment maintenance schedules so that quality and safety requirements are met.
  • Work collaboratively with supply stakeholders in the spirit of partnership to solve complex problems.
  • Instil a continuous improvement focus in all activities and work with suppliers to drive incremental improvement.
  • Manage and mitigate risks within production and effectively communicate issues as they arise.
  • Comply with, and ensure operatives comply with Health and Safety responsibilities in line with the company Health, Safety & Environmental Policy.
  • Ensure operatives comply with all other policy and legal requirements in relation to role.
  • Assist the Health & Safety Management in producing and implementing Risk Assessments and Procedures.
  • Assist in the implementation of various accreditations.

Requirements

About you:

Essential

  • Experience in manufacturing/production management.
  • Experience in management of staff.
  • Ability to follow technical specifications.
  • Commitment to learn and develop new skills.
  • Ability to complete relevant paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.

Advantageous

  • Degree or equivalent in manufacturing/production/engineering
  • NEBOSH Certificate
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • Experience with Chinese/Asian manufacturing

Benefits

  • Rewarding salary - Our scope for this position is £40,000 to £60,000 dependent on experience
  • Flexible, remote working; come sit in our office in East London and enjoy a daily free lunch, or work from home in the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the UK.
  • Open and transparent company culture giving every employee direct access to our founders and our quarterly business reviews.
  • Uncapped annual leave.
  • An annual program of wellbeing activities including a subsidised annual membership to a meditation app and EAP service.
  • Your very own Swytch kit!
  • Electric Penny Farthing Lessons

Diversity

Diversity is important to us: We are a mixed group of people from many different backgrounds, each with our unique experiences. We respect and admire our differences and believe everyone can make a contribution to Swytch. Our recruitment process is reviewed regularly to maintain its fair and unbiased approach, and our management team has undergone unconscious bias training. We believe our success is based on the innovation of our team, the differing opinions, and the ability to respect each other enough to brainstorm our way to new ideas.

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