Dairygold Food Ingredients UK
Crewe, Cheshire, North West England
Closing date
25 Aug 2019

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Operations, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Are you our missing ingredient? 


6pm–6am, Monday–Thursday

Crewe, Cheshire

As the number one cheese ingredient solutions supplier to the UK’s major food manufacturers, retailers and food service customers we’ve achieved rapid, double digit growth over the last five years and ambitious plans for this to continue. ‘AA’ Grade BRC accredited, we’ve invested heavily in systems and plant infrastructure with high speed grating and slicing capability producing over 400mt weekly.

With an Area Production Controller and a production team of approximately 30, you will lead your team to deliver against all operational KPIs including labour, waste, OEE, GMP and RFT.  You’ll support and drive operational improvements and contribute to cost saving initiatives and ensure a disciplined approach is adopted in all production activity, addressing non-conformances as required.

Key activities will include:

  • Manage all shift requirements in line with Engineering, H&S, Cost and Quality standards. 
  • Report on shift performance and costs, implementing corrective actions as required.
  • Lead shift communication through daily and weekly meetings and effective visual management.
  • Work with Planning to ensure plan fulfilment, output and quality and OTIF delivery.
  • Lead and coach teams to ensure effective management of shift teams;  ensure training records, compliance with procedure, absence and performance management is monitored
  • Monitor product quality and ensure compliance with technical and GMP standards.  Support audits and customer visits as required.
  • Ensure compliance with all Oracle system requirements to maintain accurate financial data.
  • Support CI projects, ensuring delivery within time, cost and resource constraints.


Who are we looking for?

A ‘hands-on’ Manager you’ll have relevant FMCG production management experience, in Food.  You will be fully conversant with the technical standards and controls required to meet rigorous food safety requirements and will evidence how you have developed your team to adopt an ‘audit ready’ approach. 

It is essential that you are system orientated, with experience of Oracle/ERP/WMS or similar and you will evidence using these internal systems to maintain accurate records, interrogate performance data and develop more effective reporting.  Experience of Continuous Improvement approaches including 5S, Visual Management, Problem Solving and One Point Lessons would be ideal, demonstrating your ability to lead and develop your team to get the best possible results.

As Production Manager you will be confident and highly experienced at managing autonomous operational teams, with a high level of responsibility for all operational day to day decisions.  You will also work closely with Planning, Technical and Engineering to ensure that your team delivers optimum performance.

The position offers an attractive basic salary, performance bonus and contributory pension scheme.  If you are a team player, yet a strong leader who is interested in joining a team of like-minded people in a market leading, KPI focussed, quality driven, business then look no further.  To find out more visit and to apply send your details by clicking the apply button below.

At Dairygold Food Ingredients we’re on a winning streak.  Driven by our passion for product quality and range, the UK team has scooped major international, American and British cheese awards over the years.

As the number one ingredient solutions supplier to the UK’s major food manufacturers, retailers and food service customers we’ve achieved rapid, double digit growth over the last five years and we have ambitious plans for this growth to continue.   We’ve invested significantly in our systems infrastructure and implemented Oracle ERP across the business.  Now we are investing in our people resources, ensuring we have the skills and experience to fully capitalise on the efficiencies Oracle can support.

New opportunities now exist for highly motivated, tenacious and target driven individuals.  You will see the challenges of embedding a new end to end system as the perfect platform to deliver efficiency improvements, drive cultural change in our ways of working, whilst maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction.

With just under 150 colleagues across both sites we are a fairly small but dynamic and successful employer. Achieving turnover of £90million has only been possible through teamwork, providing stretching personal objectives and providing colleagues with the accountability to make decisions and make things happen.

We offer competitive salaries and an excellent bonus scheme – GRID – which is payable annually on achievement of company financial targets and personal objectives.

Visit our website for more information on our company, our products and our career opportunities.

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