Production Shift Manager

DR Newitt
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
£35,000 - £40,000
18 Jul 2017
18 Aug 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Production Shift Manager

My client is a unique place to grow your career, your experience and your abilities. Every day, they grow their reputation as a leading international producer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. 

A major blue chip in their industry.

Job location(s): Wolverhampton


To manage all staff and operational areas of a shift in line with all company policies, procedures and applicable legislation.  Producing quality products to meet customer requirements on time and in specification in a safe and efficient manner, within agreed cost standards.  To undertake project work off shift when required. To deputise when needed in the absence of the Production Manager


Operational Leadership

To coordinate, via Team Leader, all operational shift personnel, to produce quality products to schedule, whilst maintaining a safe, efficient and cost effective operation with maximum utilization of resources

Leading and engaging the shift in alignment with company strategies i.e. Company Leadership Model, Guiding Principles, Fundamentals Of Management.

Leading and engaging the shift in alignment with company Business Plan, Site Operating Plan and Production Improvement Plan. 

To create and maintain a safe and hygienic working environment through adherence to business and legislative requirements and completing any health and safety documentation for the shift e.g. safety inspection, checklist etc.

To continually evaluate product Quality in conjunction with the QA implementing the require corrective actions to attain the product quality to customer standards, proactively drive quality and technical standards to ensure compliance with BRC and customer audit standards, lead all shift related Food Safety Incident investigations and corrective actions.

Manage, motivate & empower operators developing them to their full potential

Monitor, measure and report on production related process performance, including general issues to route cause

Ensuring company resources & support departments are used in an effective manner to ensure best operating costs.

Accountable to all Company policies, standards, processes are met and adhered to by all personnel on shift.

Accountable for all aspects of the site at night, week-ends, or when there is no other senior management on site


Continuous Improvement

To maximize improvement opportunities in all areas of control, through continual review of operations and by instigating

improvements where necessary and drive through any changes

Control the shift’s costs by managing complement, minimizing spend and waste, driving cost saving ideas where appropriate and have an awareness of the budget for their shift in regard to labour, material cost control.


People Development

Liaise with HR department to select and develop operational personnel and to ensure that a developmental program    

is in place to train and motivate individuals to achieve performance and quality targets.  

Target setting; ensure measurement, monitoring and management of production performance using KPI’s using BI reports from SAP, ensuring control of waste materials, packaging and performance output is undertaken on the shift.

To complete the shift report to prepare the handover with his colleague ensuring all data is accurate and up to date.


Systems Housekeeping

Complete daily reviews of SAP metrics and drive improvements where possible.

Review results from the shift and report back to appropriate management team

To manage NPD trials on the line


24/7 operation

Rotating shift Pattern - mixture of days, afternoons and nights

£35,000 - £40,000


If this is the role for you please apply accordingly.



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