Considerable knowledge and over 30 years hands-on, broad ranging production experience in the “ComplexPrinting” industry. Dramatically improving manufacturing efficiencies and profits; managing projects withinbudget, scope, timescales and manufacturing process limitations, whilst establishing and developing asignificant client base. Now looking for a similar position in the North East follow recent redundancyannouncement.
Production scheduling Quality Assurance
Staff recruitment / training
Stock control / procurement
Trouble shooting / problem solving
Health & Safety Budgetary control
Company Name (1964-to date)The Company operates in three markets, gaming supplies, promotional print and paper, supplying promotional games to some of the biggest brands in the UK and abroad. They are a leading supplier (60% of the tickets used) to the Bingo industry.
1988 – Present
Overall responsibility for an extensive commercial print operation, all manufacturing operations;including production, materials management, engineering and quality control, and being vertically integratedfrom pulp to finished product. (Millions of game tickets per week ! 2 main Sunderland sitesand up to 500 staff during period). Responsible to the Board and for a purchasing spend of £500,000 p.a.Managed all the printing and finishing departments within the Division.Reduced waste from 20% to 5%Developed and tracked project plans and testing strategies.Implemented, developed quality systems, order planning process and training requirements for staff.Helped set and realise budget forecasts.Oversaw computerisation of system.Maximized quality and profitability for the companyDeveloped and catered for a significant world-wide client base.Managed the installation and introduction of an automated production facility. (Rationalised and up-skilledHR whilst maintaining business.Introduced new technology, processes and operational practices.Significantly reduced manual handling, reduced costs and environmental impact.
1970 – 88
Managed the building and installation of a new factory production facilities.Costed systems.Installed infrastructure of quality production systems and data capture systems.Enabled management to control this rapidly expanding print operation.Hands on management of the production team from pulp to finished product.