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Demanding, challenging and progressive - this is a role for a production manager or supervisor who has their sights set on a fast track career path with a global FMCG giant with ambitious plans for the future. It is a job that will make demands on your management, communication and organisational skills to the full but also offer the support guidance and development you may need to progress your career to the limits of your abilities or vision.
You will manage a team of 20 - 35 technical operatives made up of both permanent staff and contractors and be responsible on shift for around £30m worth of assets. You will "create the environment" in which these resources will form focussed and coherent teams, creating synergy in order to deliver scheduled product volumes on time, whilst meeting all safety quality and hygiene targets.
This is a "hands on" role for someone who can lead by example, and have the capacity to coach and mentor those in the team that need a bit of extra help. You will be expected to make decisions to resolve a wide range of issues including but not limited to break downs, supply and staffing shortages. Sometimes this will involve liaison and co-operation with other teams and managers, always with a view to getting a fast resolution and production back on track.
As a market leader this is a company that prides itself in its staff and champions the needs of individuals - as a manager this means getting to understand the needs of the team, being fully engaged with them and all their challenges, offering problem resolution and conducting reviews and appraisals. Your success will be measured not just in output but rather the effectiveness of the team that produced it.
The successful applicant will be of degree calibre with previous management or supervisory experience. You will have experience of managing and developing diverse teams, gaining the "buy in", commitment and motivation that delivers exceptional results for the business. Experience in root cause analysis, the effective management of and delivery on manufacturing conversion costs, and the ability to set factory priorities is required.
Excellent leadership, organisation and interpersonal skills are vital attributes, as is a flexible management style. You will need to be able to communicate effectively with your team as well as others in departments across the business. You should have the capacity to make decisions, sometimes under pressure, and be able to solve the sometimes complex problems presented in a fast moving manufacturing environment where quality and safety are key.
The rewards are as you would expect from a market leader. A salary scale of up to £51000 as well as a generous benefits package which includes 2 bonus opportunities, 25 days holiday, a contributory pension scheme and private health care, as well as a positive approach to your ongoing training and development.
This is a rare opportunity to join one of the regions most desirable employers - don't miss out! Apply now, or call Sue on 0845 470 7700
Peoplemax is a specialist technical and professional recruitment business. We specialise in supplying top talent to the food industry across all disciplines including Engineering, Technical, Production & Operations, Supply Chain, HR, Sales & Marketing, Commercial and Accounting. It carries out its business as a recruitment agency.
Commutable from Leicester, Peterborough Grantham, Nottingham, Loughborough
Keywords: Production Shift Leader, Production shift manager, team supervisor, team leader, production manager, operations manager, FMCG Food,