Production Lead

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Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Exeter, US

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change



Production Coordinator Exeter


Coordinate, plan and deliver all plant production & training operations. Responsible for ownership of production operations, performance, personnel, safety, quality, and on time delivery. Responsible for the plant training & development program.


Coordinator Functions 

  • Operate, and lead independently. Effectively manage daily standard work with little supervision. Responsible for ownership of production performance.

  • Lead Level 1 shift meetings at start of day shift. Lead daily Level 2 Production meetings. Prepares for meetings in advance with relevant performance, safety, and quality data. Drives actions and problem-solving during meetings.

  • Own all KPI’s at Level 1 and 2. Uses performance boards to highlight relevant data. Update/make improvements to KPI’s as needed.

  • Manage BBMS projects within the production work stream. Owns actions, ensure adherence to timelines, and planned results.

  • Coordinate all production scheduling with the Planning Department.

  • Continuously monitors the plant production performance, schedule, and adherence.

  • Coordinates all plant scheduling.

  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate inventory levels of wire, half product, spools, packaging, chemicals, lubricants, and shop floor tooling.

  • Responsible for ensuring all material transactions are performed accurately. Leads monthly and yearly physical inventories.

  • Serve as point of contact for the Plant during all production meetings.

  • Proactively use data to effectively problem solve. Proficient with AS400 MRP system. Capture production data and independently analyze to identify trends, draw conclusions, and drive improvement.

  • Perform weekly Rapid-Fire Audits and GEMBA walks.

Training Coordination Functions 

  • Sustain and improve plant training and development through a structured approach.

  • Manage the plant training matrix.

  • Coach and mentor personnel.

  • Evaluate employee performance and discipline employees in a consistent manner when appropriate within company guidelines.

  • Promote team environment.

  • Perform other duties as needed.


Education: Associate degree and/or equivalent experience. 

Experience: 2-5 years manufacturing experience. 2-3 years in production and/or training role. 

Mandatory Skills: Intermediate Excell for data analysis, Power Point and strong communication skills to do presentations to medium groups. 

Skill At: Ability to train, develop and influence others, team building, coaching, safety-oriented, Lean Manufacturing, excellent communication, and interpersonal skills, working with unions preferred.    



Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers

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