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Production Manager - Nights

Just Food Recruitment
Thatcham, Berkshire
Circa £47,000
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Operations, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Just Food Recruitment, part of The JFR Group is recruiting for Production Manager to join this established, large and multi-site food manufacturer.

The Production Shift Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management of production supervisors and staff ensuring labour and work is allocated appropriately in order to gain maximum efficiencies. The Production Shift Manager will improve and contribute to continuous improvement of plant, process and people through data gathering, analysis and production of action plans.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Shift handovers
  • Hold investigations
  • Customer complaint investigations
  • Internal corrective actions ensuring they are followed through
  • Production data entry
  • Production and Schedule variances
  • Allocation of labour resource
  • Plant Performance Measurement and Generation of KPI data
  • Understand all HACCP principles and respects and manages CCP procedures. HACCP Level 3
  • To maintain staff discipline and maintain records of incidents as appropriate, involving HR when necessary
  • Recognise training levels, ability and competencies within their team and ensures the correct skills are used in the correct place
  • Resolves stoppages or deviations from standard (or escalate as appropriate) using defined procedures or by selecting from a range of known solutions based on training and/or experience
  • Suggests and implements improvements in Ways of Working to improve standards, maximise efficiency and help achieve and exceed company KPIs
  • Maintain a safe working environment and assist in the building of a positive and successful Safety culture
  • Maintain audit ready status of all areas in terms of hygiene housekeeping and adherence to GMP principles
  • Produce regular reports and statistics on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Excellent Leadership behaviours
  • Good People Management Skills
  • IOSH – Managing Safely
  • Project Management Experience
  • Experience in Coaching for performance
  • Drive for Continuous Improvement

Personality traits we look for:

  • Strive for excellence
  • Take pride in your work
  • Co-operate as a team
  • Be open – especially with information and knowledge
  • Trust and be trustworthy
  • Respect – customers, suppliers, colleagues and yourself
  • Take accountability

Work Schedule:

The working pattern for the role is 11pm - 7am, Sunday to Thursday. The night shift role carries an allowance of 7.5%. Full-time, 37.5 hours this week

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please apply and a member of our Candidate Management team will be in touch.

The JFR Group is an employment agency working on behalf of our client. Should you be seeking a new permanent position, temporary assignment, or contract you will find our staff professional and courteous and our interview process straightforward.


Just Food Recruitment, part of The JFR Group, is a specialist food recruitment company that specialises in permanent and Interim placements across the entire food manufacturing market place. We recruit across the United Kingdom for Operations and all Manufacturing roles, Technical and NPD, Engineering and Warehouse, Logistics and Supply Chain, and non-factory roles such as Commercial and Accountancy.

We have a sister company, Just Volume Recruitment who are also a food specialist who deliver temporary and permanent solutions for all hourly paid roles within manufacturing, meaning that The JFR Group can deliver a specialist and tailored solution from the factory floor through to the boardroom.

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