Artefact conservation company searches for manufacturing manager

Posted on 18 Jun 2014 by Tim Brown

Larson-Juhl, the company tasked with protecting some of the world's most prized artefacts, is searching for a new manufacturing manager.

The company is now seeking a Manufacturing Manager for its highly profitable conservation business which makes up a key element in the Group’s growth strategy.

The company’s typical product range includes:

  • Glass cases for displaying items, which are security and temperature controlled
  • Specialist dusters, vacuums, brushes etc for cleaning pictures, ceramics, fabrics and other artefacts
  • Storage cabinets, boxes etc for keeping maps, documents, books etc which are moisture and corrosion controlled and often also temperature monitored

Larson-Juhl supplies conservation materials to museums, archives, art galleries, various large commercial enterprises and public bodies. The company’s customer base spans the Vatican, The Tate, MI5, GCHQ Cheltenham, The Louvre, Musee Rodin, The Wellcome Institute, National Archives, State Russia Museum, Royal Academy, English Heritage, Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

This is your chance to develop and implement best practice, along with world-class processes and procedures, across the company’s manufacturing operations. Although you will focus on the UK initially, there is the strong possibility that your role will grow internationally.

As such, this is a truly exceptional opportunity to take your career to another level as you make a major impact on the organisation. In return, you will enjoy all the support you need to build your future in this vibrant and forward-thinking environment. Managing the integration of multi-disciplined teams across the business, you will work with stakeholders and departments to define the entire supply chain from cradle to grave, establishing new processes that bring improved performance.

In addition, your wide-ranging brief will include analysing internal systems and implementing procedural changes, defining team members’ roles, setting goals for the management team and controlling budgets. An outstanding leader with a technical degree and an international background, your extensive experience should incude engineering/project and product manufacturing. The proven ability to operate effectively in a profit and loss centre is also important, together with an in-depth understanding of world-class manufacturing, lean techniques and 6 Sigma. In addition, you will combine first-rate communication and negotiation skills with the potential to grow into a more senior role in the future.

To find out more, get in touch with John Harridge now, quoting C2558 via email [email protected] or phone 01483 595959.