Greencore Group

Production Manager

21 Aug 2017
21 Sep 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Are you an experienced Section Manager / Production Manager working in Food Manufacturing?

We are currently recruiting for a Production Manager / Shift Manager to join our team at Greencore in Spalding, Lincolnshire.
As Shift Manager you'll lead a team and manage all aspects of the manufacturing operation for the night shift, ensuring that products are manufactured to the agreed production plan and standard.

Looking after the shift means communication is key, so you'll ensure that strong links are maintained within the operations team at all times to ensure any immediate issues are resolved and trends are shared within the broader community.

This position is working 5 nights per week starting at 10pm and finishing at 6am, however flexibility is required.

A little about Greencore

Greencore Group plc is a fast growing, international convenience food leader. Headquartered in Ireland, Greencore has operations in the UK and the US serving major retailers and brands in both markets.

It is a leading manufacturer of convenience food products to grocery retailers in the UK and a leading manufacturer of sandwiches, meals kits and salads to CPG, convenience retail and foodservice outlets in the US.

Greencore has a proforma Group revenue of £2.3bn and operates out of 50 locations in the UK, the US and Ireland.

Site Information

The Spalding site sits within the Food to Go division and produces salads for leading retailers. The site employs c450 people and has been an established part of the local community for 27 years.

What you'll be doing

As Production Manager / Shift Manager you will lead, co-ordinate and prioritise activity across the shift to ensure that the shift is producing goods in line with the agreed production plan. You will ensure that all teams adhere to food manufacturing safety and quality standards at all times, safeguarding the delivery of great tasting, high quality food products.

You'll always be focused on continuous improvement, reviewing operational trends across the shift to identify and act upon opportunities that make sustainable improvements in quality, performance and profit.

You will be required to forecast and control labour requirements, direct and indirect, to meet production programme requirements and customer expectations within budget. Within any of our production areas, a safe working environment is essential at all times, so as Shift Manager, you'll lead the ongoing development of the SHE culture, promoting adherence to procedures within your team.

What you'll need

You will have a good standard of education with strong literacy and numerical skills. You'll have an inquisitive and analytical nature with the ability to pull actionable insight from data.

Prior experience of leading a team and resource planning in a people intensive, manufacturing environment is essential.

You will have an advanced food hygiene accreditation with HACCP level 3. Certification in either yellow or green belt six sigma and IOSH level 3, would also be extremely useful.

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