Production & Facilities Manager for Art/Photo/Print Manufacturer

  • Alton, United Kingdom

Production & Facilities Manager for Art/Photo/Print Manufacturer

Job description

Prodigi Group is seeking a Production & Facility Manager to help set-up and operate our second UK manufacturing facility located in Alton, Hampshire.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the printing industry, preferably wide format and/or photo gift related sectors and be comfortable working in a software-oriented manufacturing business.

You will be responsible for helping launch the new UK factory; overseeing all production and dispatch as well as assisting in hiring your own production team to help scale-up operations.

Reporting directly to the Group’s board, you will be entrusted with a high degree of independence and have a genuine opportunity to make a meaningful impact towards the growth of the business.

About Prodigi

Prodigi Group is a technology and manufacturing business specialising in the creation and fulfilment of high-volume, customised products. We help companies selling personalised products to simplify their supply-chains and maximise their profits.

We are opening a new UK facility in order to cope with rapid growth and to improve our manufacturing production times.

Our Alton facility is due to be operational Q3, 2018 and will initially focus on the production of print on demand posters, art and photo prints along with framed products. Other personalised printed merchandise are expected to be rolled out during the following 12 months.


Your role

  • Oversee all product printing, production, packing and shipping;

  • Manage & coordinate all production processes;

  • Ensure the smooth running and operation of the factory;

  • Be responsible for future team recruitment although assistance will be provided for the initial staffing needs;

  • Develop staff within the team; overseeing all training and staff appraisals in coordination with our HR support;

  • Ensure a safe working environment for all team members;

  • Coordinate and facilitate client visits in conjunction with our EU & UK sales teams;

  • Be an allrounder; comfortable doing whatever it takes to ensure the factory and your team are able to stay motivated and perform to their best.

What we're looking for

  • We are looking for someone that’s independent, technically literate and a great manager of people;

  • You will be passionate about creating a fun, hard-working environment for your team;

  • You’ll be someone who thrives on the responsibility involved with building a brand new facility;

  • You’ll love the challenge of learning new skills.You’ll have excellent leadership and team building skills;

  • You’ll be comfortable operating independently and productively without senior supervision;You’ll be a proven problem-solver who’s comfortable using your initiative to resolve technical and operational issues;
  • You’ll have flexibility to travel to our other international facilities and assist, as required.

Experience required

  • At least 3-5 years of relevant managerial experience, ideally within a print / manufacturing environment;

  • Proven experience recruiting, training and managing production teams;

  • Advanced project management skills; Strong competency using print hardware and software;

  • Living within a commutable distance of Alton, Hampshire and have an independent means transport rather than rely on public transport.

What we provide

  • Salary £40,000 - £50,000 depending on experience.

  • An opportunity to build, shape and grow your own print production facility;

  • The opportunity to recruit, train and manage your own production team;

  • A fast-growing and dynamic environment with all the inherent challenges and opportunities this brings;

  • An informal, enterprising and results-oriented culture;

  • Flexible working conditions and 25 days holiday.


If this role sounds interesting then we’d love to hear from you. Please forward a resume / CV including your salary expectations and starting date availability to


As part of our domestic expansion we are opening a new production facility in Alton, Hampshire.

Equal opportunities employer

We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity. We believe that different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds result in a working environment that's better for everyone.

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