Production Manager

DR Newitt
North Lanarkshire
Competitive base salary (up to £38,000 DOE).
25 Apr 2019
25 May 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Our client is a leading Food Manufacturer with some well-loved products, they are currently seeking a Production Manager to join their site leadership.

As a Production Manager, you will succeed through your people, delivering a culture that is friendly, welcoming and supportive.
Comfortable and capable of coaching teams to achieve results and be working towards a zero-loss environment.

Working in a highly competitive, fast-paced market and located at 'Site' reporting to the Operations Manager, the role holder will be a key member of the Site Operational Team and Production Management Team.   Ownership and accountability for the following are essential.

The role

  • Ensuring the Manufacturing area is a safe, efficient and quality focused operation which satisfies all stakeholder expectations and requirements.
  • As part of a Production Management Team taking responsibility for day to day operational performance and ensures any issues are dealt with in the first instance and communicated to relevant Functional Managers.
  • Ensuring a continual drive to jointly deliver, with relevant functions; a Site plan to prevent reoccurrence of any issues.
  • Identify/drive continuous on-site improvement.
  • Carry out simple process optimisations.
  • Undertake ongoing adjustments of process and equipment following process indicators and product quality.
  • Takes responsibility for coaching and developing their teams through effective performance management and promotes a culture in which lean manufacturing, both structurally and culturally is effective and sustainable.
  • Encourages a culture where leadership and working in partnership to drive operational performance are demonstrated through adopting coaching and supportive behaviours.
  • Responsible for developing a budget that releases cost ahead of inflation and for delivery the same.
  • Responsible for ensuring that best practice is shared between group sites and implemented on own site.

The candidate

  • Leadership skills (Essential) - leads by example, demonstrating high standards of behaviour, honesty, and integrity.
  • Accepts responsibility and takes ownership of problems, sees change as an opportunity
  • Delegates, empowers and motivates people to achieve goals.
  • Managing people in a change environment (essential).
  • Specific experience of managing continuous improvement processes (essential)
  • Project Management skills (desirable)
  • Highly motivated
  • Enthusiastic and energetic
  • Strong impact and influencing skills
  • Sound financial and analytical skills
  • Inquisitive nature
  • Tenacity for resolving problems in the short and long term
  • Good communication & presentation skills
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able to motivate multi-disciplined teams to achieve specific objectives.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and actively lead continual improvement

What’s on offer?

  • Competitive base salary (up to £38,000 DOE).
  • Working Monday to Friday 07.30-16.30 with every third Saturday morning 08.00 to finish.
  • Enrolment pension.
  • 28 days annual leave.

If you feel that you have the appropriate skills and competencies required, please forward a copy of your CV to Simon Norris.

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