Shift Production Manager

DR Newitt
Dumfries and Galloway Region
starting salary £35K with review in place
27 Apr 2018
27 May 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type


Their goal is to produce high-quality products that exceed customers’ expectations. They have a high regard for their employees and have a work culture that excites professionals in all disciplines.

Your role and accountability will include

• Leading, directing and coordinating activities for assigned production staff to achieve targets set for areas including but not limited to safety, quality, productivity, process and product improvement, compliance, cost, etc. on a day shift Monday to Friday pattern

•Directly supervises departmental employees by carrying out responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and procedures and applicable laws.

•Acts at all times in line with the Company values, particularly leadership, integrity and respect for people.

•Supervises assigned staff in daily operations, maintaining a high level of floor presence, monitoring daily operations and processes, and providing direction to staff as needed to maintain a safe and compliant work environment.

•Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.

•Responsible for performance appraisal process for the manufacturing staff.

•Identifies training needs of assigned staff to ensure that needs are satisfied.

•Ensures adequate material supply for next shift if appropriate.

•Determines production schedule, updates schedule and communicates production information with other shifts so that resources are fully utilized.

•Uses innovation and analytical tools to reduce cycle time and optimize production scheduling so that resources are fully utilized.

•Participates in continuous improvement initiatives, applying tools such as Lean Manufacturing to improve quality, cost, safety and cycle time.

•Handles routine problems independently. Works with cross-functional experts in solving problems using root cause problem solving skills.

•Guides, monitors and develops teams to foster continuous improvement. Sets realistic objectives and clearly assigns accountability and responsibility for tasks and decisions.

•Administers performance management activities in accordance with applicable policies including but not limited to evaluations, disciplinary actions and attendance tracking.

•Schedules and assigns required overtime meeting production requirements.

•Implements and enforces Lean Manufacturing initiatives.

Ensures employee safety by performing routine safety observations and equipment inspections. Performs other relevant duties as assigned; i.e. special projects, programs, developmental activities, etc


•5 years supervisory experience in a food manufacturing environment.

•Strong production leadership skills

•Ability to work independently or in a team environment

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