Shift Manager

Greater Manchester
£30000 - £35000 per annum
29 Mar 2018
26 Apr 2018
Daniel Wilkinson
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Shift Manager is required at a UK Food Manufacturing and Production Business based in Greater Manchester. 3 shift rotation 6-2, 2-10, 10-6 and they are looking for a strong candidate that is capable of managing change and driving improvements, Strong people management skills, team work essential.

Client Details

The client is a UK Manufacturing and Production Business based in Greater Manchester. They have been in business for over 100 years and are a key player in the UK food manufacturing market.


Shift Manager Key Responsibilities:


  • To develop, lead and coach Supervisory team to meet the business plan

  • To review shift patterns and manning per shift to meet the growing sales demand, proposing and implementing changes to rotas as required

  • To ensure key raw materials are used effectively and implementing cost effective solutions to minimise waste and re-work on shift

  • To develop key metrics that enable effective reporting of cost areas

  • Work closely with Process improvement Manager and production teams to identify process improvements to develop bottom line profit improvement
  • Lead the team visibly on the shop floor, working closely with all team members reinforcing good practise
  • To Drive OEE >85% on all lines

  • Establish and maintain effective communication to promote close working relationships within the manufacturing and engineering unit.
  • Ensure the accurate flow of information to the right place at the right time.
  • To provide relevant KPI reports in all areas and projects being worked on in a timely manner (i.e. Daily/Weekly/Monthly)

Training and Development
    • To undergo and commit to all training as and when required
    • To ensure PDP 's for all key members of staff are in place and reviewed on a regular basis to ensure staff are developed to full potential
    • To ensure that appraisals are carried out not only for key individuals but for all team members on the shop floor

    • To identify cost saving measures in the business, together with implementing plan to deliver savings.
    • To manage Dept budget identifying areas for savings and having robust systems to quantify overspend.

  • Drive Quality on the shop floor, not accepting second best
  • Improve ownership of quality by key operators
  • Identify barriers to on line QC working closely with TM and develop action plan to move the production team forward
  • Own NC improvement process and implement change as needed

Health and Safety
  • Ensure that working practices safeguard the health and safety of all employees and visitors.
  • Through setting a good example and confronting unsatisfactory behaviour, help create a culture for an injury free workplace.
  • Investigate all accidents and near misses


The Successful Shift Manager:
  • Previous Experience in a similar position
  • Background within the Food Industry
  • Problem solver
  • Able to communicate at all levels
  • Coach / Mentor / Leader
  • Good IT skills
  • Able to understand KPI's and interpret them in effective and meaningful ways for all
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and how to assess them to reduce waste
  • Lean Manufacturing Experience Desired

Job Offer

£30,000 - £35,000 + Benefits

3 shift rotation 6-2, 2-10, 10-6

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