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Director of Manufacturing – Building Materials (Insulation)

  • Job Ref HW/MS/DM
  • Salary Range €130,000 - €160,000
  • Location France

Mackenzie Stuart is currently representing a leading player in the Building Materials Industry, specializing in the production of high-quality Insulation products. With a strong commitment to sustainability and innovation, they strive to create products that enhance energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in construction. As they expand their operations in France, we are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Director of Manufacturing to lead a manufacturing division in the insulation sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Manufacturing Strategy: Develop and execute a comprehensive manufacturing strategy aligned with company goals, ensuring efficient production processes, cost optimization, and high-quality output.
  2. Team Leadership: Lead and inspire a diverse team of manufacturing professionals, fostering a culture of safety, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  3. Production Management: Oversee all aspects of the manufacturing process, including scheduling, capacity planning, and inventory management, to meet production targets and customer demands.
  4. Quality Assurance: Implement and maintain robust quality control measures to ensure insulation products meet or exceed industry standards and customer expectations.
  5. Cost Management: Identify and implement cost-saving initiatives without compromising product quality, making data-driven decisions to improve efficiency and reduce waste.
  6. Environmental Compliance: Ensure that manufacturing operations adhere to all relevant environmental regulations and drive sustainability initiatives to reduce the environmental footprint of our products.
  7. Supply Chain Collaboration: Collaborate closely with the supply chain and procurement teams to optimize raw material sourcing, supplier relationships, and inventory management.
  8. Continuous Improvement: Promote a culture of continuous improvement, lean manufacturing principles, and innovation throughout the manufacturing division.
  9. Budget Management: Develop and manage the manufacturing budget, monitoring expenses, and providing regular financial reports to senior management.
  10. Safety: Prioritize and maintain a safe working environment, adhering to all safety regulations, and promoting a safety-first culture among manufacturing staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, or a related field (Master’s preferred).
  • Proven experience (8+ years) in manufacturing leadership roles, preferably in the Building Materials or Insulation sector.
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes, quality control, and lean manufacturing principles.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills, with a track record of developing high-performing teams.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations and sustainability initiatives in the Building Materials Industry.
  • Budget management and financial acumen.
  • Fluent in French and English (spoken and written).

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