Production Shift Manager - Perm Days or Nights

Alexander Steele
Salary up to £40k plus 25 days holiday & benefits
Closing date
12 Oct 2020

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Alexander Steele continue to work in partnership with this wonderful food manufacturer based in Suffolk who are currently looking to recruit a permanent Shift Manager to work either a Perm Days role working 3 days on 4 days off then 4 days on 3 days off shift pattern with a starting salary of up to £40k.

Alternatively if you would prefer to work a permanent night shift again 3 nights on 4 nights off and 4 nights on 3 nights off we certainly want to hear from you as well as my client can also accommodate this shift.

Reporting directly into the Operations Manager, your role is to lead, develop and manage the shift team, through the Area Managers to consistently deliver a high quality product, in an efficient and cost effective manner and in a safe and hygienic environment.  You will be responsible for the smooth running of the Production area whilst on shift.  You will be working shift 12 hour shifts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To ensure defined production standards are met
  • Manager motivate and lead the team to deliver the production plan
  • Ensure customer service levels & KPI’s are consistently achieved
  • Ensure all hazards are identified, the risks assessed and all control measures implement and maintained
  • Contribute and fully support the Company Health and Safety Policy
  • Lead, develop, inspire and motivate the team to attain performance improvement and drive and upward improvement in the skills and performance of all direct reports
  • Liaise with the Technical & Quality Control team to identify quality issues, ensuring all investigation are thorough and appropriate action is taken and recorded with preventative measures in place
  • Maintaining compliance against internal and customer audit requirements 
  • Maintain work areas in accordance with world class manufacturing standards of hygiene
  • Control and reduce material wastage usage levels
  • Measure and analyse downtime and implement corrective actions
  • Ensure Company Discipline and Grievance Procedures are followed including conducting investigations, chairing grievance and disciplinary hearings/

Essential Experience

  • Previous Food FMCG management experience
  • Proven people management experience
  • Experience in driving the Health & Safety culture
  • Continuous improvement
  • Managing KPI’s and adherence
  • Preparing and supporting the business audit by major retailers and driving improvement
  • Be hands on, flexible and adaptable with a positive attitude
  • Excellent communication skills.

If your are interested in applying for this vacancy then please contact Giuseppe Leo, either send a copy of your most recent CV to or call him directly on 0131 370 9191 or 07857 348079 to discuss the role, location and company profile in more detail. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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