Production Shift Manager

The English Provender Co.
Thatcham, Berkshire
Up to £42,000 a year
Closing date
7 Apr 2023

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The Production Shift Manager will be responsible for the day to day management of production supervisors and staff ensuring labour and work is allocated appropriately in order to gain maximum efficiencies. The Production Shift Manager will improve and contribute to continuous improvement of plant, process and people through data gathering, analysis and production of action plans.

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Shift handovers
  • Hold investigations
  • Customer complaint investigations
  • Internal corrective actions ensuring they are followed through
  • Production data entry
  • Production and Schedule variances
  • Allocation of labour resource
  • Plant Performance Measurement and Generation of KPI data
  • Understand all HACCP principles and respects and manages CCP procedures. HACCP Level 3
  • To maintain staff discipline and maintain records of incidents as appropriate, involving HR when necessary
  • Recognise training levels, ability and competencies within their team and ensures the correct skills are used in the correct place
  • Resolves stoppages or deviations from standard (or escalate as appropriate) using defined procedures or by selecting from a range of known solutions based on training and/or experience
  • Suggests and implements improvements in Ways of Working to improve standards, maximise efficiency and help achieve and exceed company KPIs
  • Maintain a safe working environment and assist in the building of a positive and successful Safety culture
  • Maintain audit ready status of all areas in terms of hygiene housekeeping and adherence to GMP principles
  • Produce regular reports and statistics on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Excellent Leadership behaviours
  • Good People Management Skills
  • IOSH – Managing Safely
  • Project Management Experience
  • Experience in Coaching for performance
  • Drive for Continuous Improvement


  • Shift management: 5 years (Required)
  • IOSH – Managing Safely
  • FMCG: 5 years (required)

Production Management (Food)

  • Employee Relations
  • Understand all HACCP principles and respects and manages CCP procedures.
  • HACCP Level 3

Excellent Leadership behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Good People Management Skills

Personality traits we look for:

To be successful in the role you will need to be a self-motivated individual who is able to establish good working relationships with colleagues across the company and have a strong attention to detail. You will also have:

  • Take accountability
  • Strive for excellence
  • Take pride in your work
  • Co-operate as a team
  • Trust and be trustworthy
  • Respect – customers, suppliers, colleagues and yourself

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday (shift work). 7am - 3pm, 3pm - 11pm rotating week on week.

Community Overview:

Newbury is a market town in the county of Berkshire. The town is home to Newbury Racecourse and the surrounding hills are home to some of the country’s most famous racehorse training grounds. Newbury lies on the edge of the Berkshire downs and in the suburban village of Donnington lies the part-ruined Donnington Castle.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Up to £42,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free or subsidised travel
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay
  • Store discount
  • Wellness programme


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


The English Provender Company® was established in 1979 by John Curwin and his wife as a cottage industry in Henley-on-Thames producing products such as Lemon Curd and Henley marmalade.

Today our business has grown, but our ingredients are still specially selected and made using traditional methods to make chutney & pickle that is just right for you to enjoy.

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