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Shift Manager - Mat Cover

Noble Foods c/o Veritas Partners
Witney, Oxfordshire
Competitive basic + benefits
Closing date
22 Aug 2020

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Operations, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Shift Manager - Mat Cover, FTC till December 2020

Competitive Basic + Benefits

Noble Foods is a family business and leading UK supplier of fresh food brands and the market leaders in the UK for egg products. Each week, Noble Foods individually grades, pack and delivers over 60 million British Lion eggs for customers across the UK. The company has been recognised globally by the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) for its stringent animal welfare practices. Noble Foods is named as one of only five companies to have achieved a top rating. 

Noble Foods brands include: the happy egg company, Big & Fresh, Heritage Breeds, Purely Organic and GU desserts.

The Job:

  • Follow the company Health & Safety guidelines as outlined above
  • Focus on the key performance indicators (KPIs) identified by the General Manager, and work towards achieving and surpassing agreed targets
  • Actively control the rotation and allocation of egg from the Ungraded Warehouse to optimise efficiency and reduce waste
  • Working closely with the engineering team, agree and implement improvements to the process to maximise machine productivity, minimise down-time and ensure that hygiene operations do not impact negatively on machinery
  • Plan production runs to minimise waste, maximise product life, meet customer dispatch times, and achieve the best possible throughput 
  • Drive product quality, integrity and traceability. Ensure work is completed to a high-standard, and all necessary documentation is completed
  • Work in conjunction with central / QA teams to implement legislative changes / management system updates   
  • Communicate new promotional activity to the team, and plan ahead to anticipate future demands on the production process
  • Conduct regular team briefs with direct reports
  • Adopt a “Right First Time” approach to the role
  • Operate the department within the agreed headcount to achieve the salary budget
  • Conduct performance reviews of the production team,  and report feedback to the Packing Centre Manager
  • Ensure that company standards are adhered to.
  • Follow the company’s disciplinary procedures and conduct performance/disciplinary counselling where appropriate
  • Identify and develop potential within the team, and coordinate the relevant training and support required
  • Foster a constructive relationship with all departments and ensure lines of communication are open
  • Identify areas of inefficiency and waste. In agreement with the Packing Centre Manager, implement and review the agreed changes
  • Liaise with Warehouse to ensure that packed product is available on time for all orders
  • Be proactive with continuous improvement ideas and projects
  • Undertake risk assessments/ accident investigations in the department as appropriate
  • To be “audit-ready” at all times, ensure that site hygiene, health & safety and document control are in line with customer specifications and always up to date
  • Play an active role in third party audits where required
  • Maintain a respectful and constructive working relationship with colleagues, subordinates and managers
  • Ensure the team work to the required procedures and instructions in relation to HACCP procedures


  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • Business Improvement Techniques BIT
  • Management qualifications related to the role
  • Manual handling
  • Manual/Electric pallet truck
  • A thorough understanding of HACCP procedures
  • Safe systems of work
  • Food handling/hygiene
  • Accident Investigation
  • Machine training e.g. MOBA, COSTII, CP12
  • TFMS Training

Please be aware:

The production process requires manual handling to an estimated maximum of 14 kilos. The bedend process requires repetitive bending. Several areas require the use of manual pallet trucks. The jobholder should have a reasonable level of fitness and should report any conditions that may be aggravated by the required activities.

All third parties applications will be forwarded to our recruitment partner Nicky Stapleton @ Veritas Partnership

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