Shift Manager

Natures Way Foods
West Sussex
£39112 - £48890 per annum
Closing date
13 Jun 2023

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Fresh Produce
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

NWF is leading manufacturer of prepared salads, coleslaw and "food-to-go" for supermarkets and retailers, and as such we work closely with farmers across Europe. But there's a lot more to us than the products we make. We also...

· Grow careers and opportunities

· Grow Sustainability

· Grow employee and community wellbeing

· Grow great supplier relationships

Our culture is inclusive, and our people are diverse spanning 39 different languages. We operate four manufacturing facilities capable of producing over 326m units per year. Building on previous success, this year is set to be another exceptional year for our organisation. It is an exciting time to join Natures Way Foods as we are expanding our production lines and there is genuine opportunity to develop your skills and progress within the organisation.

Reporting into the Production Manager you will be responsible for is responsible for leading a team of high performing Department Managers, driving successful outcomes for the business. You will oversee the management of all Production departments within your shift, directing activities to ensure that all products are manufactured on schedule and within the agreed quality standards and cost objectives.

Key responsibilities;

In collaboration with the General Manager and other Shift Managers on site, develop and implement strategies to ensure the site delivers its KPI targets.

Provide clear visible leadership to the Operations team on your shift. Working with the Department Managers to drive performance on a daily and weekly basis.

Responsible for driving the culture that promotes a safe and quality driven workplace.

Plays an active role in the delivery of the continuous improvement programme for the site. Continuously identify ways to reduce cost and improve standards, ensuring full stakeholder engagement throughout.

Responsible for ensuring an ethnically compliant operation this is truly a 'brilliant place to work'

Clear accountability for delivery of all KPI's for your shift working with the Site Leadership team.

You will be resilient under pressure being able to prioritise multiple tasks to fulfil your duties as a site manager. Being a natural leader, you will play a key role in developing and building your team to be able to perform at optimum capacity to safely deliver on NWF quality standards and customer order fulfilment.

Skills & Experience:

Proven experience to manage teams within an FMCG based environment

Produce experience

IOSH Managing Safety certification

Food Safety level 3 or equivalent

MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint (Intermediate)

Planning and time management skills

About you;

Positive Attitude

Self motivated

Knows when to influence, negotiate or to take a stand

Resilient and calm under pressure

Ability to inspire and motivate others


Shift pattern;

We operate a rotational shift pattern covering 7 to 7 covering days and nights. You will work a total of 14 days over a 28-day period. Typically you would be working as follows:

Week 1 - Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Week 2 - Wednesday & Thursday

We offer an additional £,1000 pa shift allowance for working days and nights.

We offer,

Generous benefits packagePension planOvertime availableFree on-site parkingOngoing learning and developmentA genuine opportunity to progress your career.What kind of people do we look for?

We look for passionate people and then help them to channel that passion, because their success is our success!

We also like people who have high standards, because we do. We are always trying to improve, and we want you to help us do that.

Please apply in the first instance if you are interested.


We’re a leading manufacturer of fresh convenient food.

We supply retailers and foodservice companies with prepared salads, coleslaw and potato salad, and fresh food to go salad meals

Our story

Natures Way Foods began in 1994, when the Langmead brothers set up a small bagged salad operation. Their big idea was to combine the freshest lettuce with the latest food manufacturing technology. Since then, we’ve grown by expanding our customer base and moving into new fresh, convenient categories and product areas.

We employ more than 1400 people and operate four manufacturing units capable of producing over 326m units. We are guided by an experienced Management Board. The Langmead brothers remain as investors and Non-Executive Directors ensuring agricultural expertise remains at the heart of the business..

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