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Shift Manager

Iceland Manufacturing Limited
Gorton, Manchester
Closing date
21 Oct 2021

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Contract Type
Production, Quality Assurance
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Reporting to the Production Manager, key responsibilities include:

  • Management of labour, materials, waste, health and safety, quality and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) to agreed standards through your team.
  • Ensure knowledge and understanding of to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and be a role model in adherence to these
  • Driving performance and accountability in line with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) whilst utilising various operational and people-based systems to manage information
  • Deliver, operate and maintain all activities required to ensure food safety, quality, legality and integrity throughout all site production, storage and packaging operations, achieving this through your and your team’s work.
  • Have a strong focus on developing people through ensuring training compliance for each member of the team, support others with personal development and the ability to effectively manage a succession plan.
  • Confidently manage all people-related activities such as recruitment and employee relations matters.
  • Carry out and facilitate site visits within your area of responsibility that support and represent both the IML and Customer brand effectively.
  • Own and lead the daily production meeting, reporting on area results and driving actions.
  • Attend cross-functional meetings with wider teams providing valuable contributions whilst identifying areas of improvement. 
  • Lead, support and involve your team in relevant site wide initiatives and projects.

Skills & Experience


  • Demonstrable management experience, ideally within a food manufacturing environment.
  • Uses own initiative with good time management
  • Strong and confident leader
  • Proven track record of managing a team to deliver business targets
  • Quality focused
  • Able to implement and manage change
  • Good attention to detail and numbers
  • Good decision maker and problem solver
  • IT literate
  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes, procedures and technical knowledge


Iceland is one of Britain’s fastest growing and most innovative retailers, recognised as one of the best companies to work for in the UK.

Based at their factory in Gorton, Manchester, they manufacture own branded and Slimming World frozen ready meals to sell in their stores. 


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