Fold Hill Foods is a major producer of dry pet food. This family owned business has farmed the rich Lincolnshire land for 80 years. In 1979 farmer Ted Grant OBE started making baked dog biscuits. For the past 38 years the company has expanded to make extruded and baked complete foods for dogs and cats as well as treats. With sustained capital investment, inspired NPD and real passion, they still mill, bake and extrude products on site in their state of the art plant, supplying all the major UK’s retailers and independent pet shops with top quality products. The appointment of a Manufacturing Manager to the Senior Management Team is part of the next exciting phase of growth and a great opportunity to join a progressive business.
You will have a proven track record working in an Production / Manufacturing Managers role within a FMCG business ideally within Food Manufacturing/Bakery. You will have a recognised manufacturing / food science/engineering qualification (degree level or equivalent), or with significant relevant experience, having obtained experience within a FMCG Process / food manufacturing company at a management level. Experience of working with the UK’s major grocers is essential.
As a consummate professional with a passion for continuous improvement / Lean manufacturing, you will be able to demonstrate significant success in improving business performance through integrating and introducing a structured and systematic approach to manufacturing management
Commercially astute with good budgetary control skills and systems literacy, you must have a strong and broad based manufacturing background.
A real team player with experience at management level you will display the competencies required to be an effective member of the senior management team and have the confidence to take a significant lead in the site culture change program.
Your communication skills must be well developed as you will have to demonstrate your experience of strong working relationships, at all levels across all functions as this will be key for success in this role.
You will report to the Factory Operations Manager, directly managing all Production and Manufacturing across this state of the art facility (mill, bakery, extrusion and packing facility). As part of the senior team you will work closely with your peers (Engineering Manager, Technical Manager) to deliver outstanding performance.
As part of your role as Manufacturing Manager, you will manage, motivate and lead the site production team, ensuring a safe environment, guaranteeing product quality and delivering customer service whilst achieving departmental KPI’s.
You will continually be reviewing all aspects of the manufacturing facility, driving improvements in methods, procedures and efficiency on a day to day basis. Using your KPI results to drive Lean and CI Projects to deliver business objectives.
Working closely with Technical & NPD within the factory operation, you will deliver successful trials and products launches for our brands (Laughing Dog, Pointer Pet Foods, Chewdles and Fold Hill) and customer own label products.
You will work to develop employees through PDR’s which are followed up with the appropriate training and development plans. Ensuring employees are involved in the success of the operation through continual feedback and positive communication
As Manufacturing Manager, you will promote high standards of hygiene and housekeeping and ensuring compliance to all legislative Health & Safety requirements. Also ensuring compliance of the operation to the Quality systems (BRC, Retailer standards, industry standards and legal requirements)
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