Production Manager

Protea Recruitment Ltd
Argyll & Bute
£40k to £45k Neg
Closing date
9 Jun 2023

Job Details

Protea Recruitment is working with one of the UK's leading manufacturers in their sector. This award-winning Food Manufacturer is looking for an experienced Production Manager to join their leadership team. Due to their location, a full relocation would be essential for this role.  However, there is no sponsorship available for this role, so UK work to right already in place is essential

The Production Manager will be accountable for all operational Team Members, Health & Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity, Regulatory, Compliance, Financial, and Continuous Improvement initiative adherence within the designated areas. Maintain Operational and Team compliance. Communicate production updates, improvements and performance to local team members. Coach, train and develop team members to achieve “Best in Class” personal and organisational performance. This role is accountable for operational H&S, Delivery, Productivity and Financial performance, controlling the day-to-day issues utilising the maintenance team with feedback to the Engineering Manager. Feedback to Engineering Manager on Key issues that could impact production.

Key Skills

  • Able to demonstrate strong leadership skills in the daily management of a manufacturing facility within a highly regulated industry.
  • Strategic individual with technical operational leadership skills
  • A key decision-maker capable of managing conflict
  • Natural communicator, team builder, leader and player
  • Organised multi-tasking skills
  • Robust, unambiguous, driven manager
  • Performance Management skills
  • Logical, rational problem solver
  • Diligent, detailed and accurate approach to issues
  • Strong leadership, both formally and informally
  • Coaching, training and development expertise
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates integrity
  • Computer literate



  • Formal Operational team updates
  • Daily, weekly, monthly briefings to shop floor team members
  • Report daily, weekly and monthly plant metric to direct team, senior internal and external management teams
  • Effective negotiation, delegation and escalation where appropriate
  • Facilitate / Participate in shop floor tours

Continuous Improvement

  • Support and drive operational improvements aligned with MPS objectives
  • Provide necessary resources to support Kaizen events.
  • Champion Kaizen events and facilitate teamwork, daily Gemba walks

HR & Development

  • Partner with HR on all people-related issues – Weekly formal review
  • Accountable for all instruction/policy training for direct team
  • Responsible for team disciplinary issues
  • Annual PDRs for direct team
  • Effective coaching and development plans for all Direct team members
  • Direct team and production recruitment and selection aligned with business requirements
  • Team and department objectives aligned with business initiatives


  • Control Cost Centre Budget
  • OT
  • Establish capital investment requirement for fiscal budget aligned with peer team
  • Champion cost reductions initiates for operational areas

Lead consultant for this vacancy: Gareth Steedman

Due diligence:

**Protea Recruitment has authorization from our client to advertise and recruit on their behalf.

If you have not heard from one of our consultants within five working days from submission, you have not met the criteria of this vacancy set by our client and are unsuccessful in moving to the next stage.


With over 15 years of recruitment experience, Protea Recruitment constantly strives to be the best in the market, offering a flexible, pragmatic and honest approach to recruitment.

Specialising in the Food, Drinks, FMCG & Consumer Goods sector, Protea offers the full recruitment service from Head Hunting & Retained to Search, including Permanent, Interim & Contract solutions throughout the UK and further afield.

Partnering with both the client and candidate, we focus our search on talent, experience, ability, team fit, and culture

Our specialist areas include:

  • Technical & Quality
  • Hygiene
  • Health and Safety
  • NPD and Development Chefs
  • Product Design
  • Project Management
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Warehouse / Distribution
  • Logistics & Transport
  • Marketing Jobs
  • Production & Operation
  • Packaging
  • Sales & Marketing
  • IT
  • Finance
  • General Manager
  • Director/ Board Level/ CEO/ Managing Director
  • HR

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