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Production Area Manager

Just Food Recruitment
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
Circa £35,000
Closing date
14 Aug 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 are sourcing for an AREA Manager to join this established Food manufacturer in the Staffordshire area.

You would be joining a company that has ambitious plans for the future and who are developing the correct culture and working environment, meaning this can be a company that you can grow and learn with.

Job Purpose:

  • Plan, co-ordinate and control all activities within the department to ensure efficient operation that meets the customer requirement achieving the right quality product at the right time.
  • Comply with & maintain QA systems procedures & eliminate QA failures.
  • Continuous improvement reducing cost & improving labour effectiveness within area of responsibility.
  • Create & embed safe working environment for all staff.
  • Train & develop staff through effective coaching & appraise staff on performance management, disciplinary & absence.
  • Team work with peers, sharing best practices & effective communication.


Main Accountability's:

  • To set standards by organising shift running, from production schedules (manning, materials, changeovers etc) so as to maximise productivity & efficiency within the department.
  • To ensure the optimum utilisation of shift labour by effective labour planning, training & development of all staff. The completion of all relevant paperwork to verify that training.
  • To monitor efficiencies ensuring targets are met & improved upon, to ensure all paperwork & relevant checks are completed, this in * Awareness of materials availability which may have an impact on any plans includes x-ray, metal detection start-up & temperature checks. Accurate & up to date.
  • Ensure accurate completion of all labelling (flow wrap, box & pallet dispatch) is correct & agrees with the master matrix.
  • Ensure accurate completion of all tractability paperwork (times & temperatures)
  • Awareness of product & materials availability which may have an impact on any plans.
  • Responsible for all elements of Technical & Quality. Working closely to ensure legal & customer requirements are adhered to.
  • Responsibility for all elements of employee Health, Safety & Welfare
  • Liaise with H& S coordinator to with regard to all H&S requirements, ensuring all staff use the correct PPE at all times, & understand the importance of working in a safe environment. Complete & review all R.A. & SSOW paperwork.
  • Liaise with Training coordinator with regard to all staff training requirements – operational/ technical / H&S / HR and development through 1-1s.
  • Attend all meeting as required & relay any requirements to the rest of your team.
  • Control of materials usage, implement improvement plans to increase production efficiency's.
  • Work closely with technical department to implement any request or alterations with regard to finished product configuration and product quality & appearance.
  • Clear, concise & timely communication with all levels within the management structure.

If you are experienced working within a food manufacturing environment and are looking for a new challenge, please apply and one of the team will be in touch.

The JFR Group are 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 straight forward.


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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