Shift Area Manager - Scarborough

McCain Foods
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Competitive + up to 12% pension + excellent benefits
Closing date
19 Aug 2022

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Contract Type
Operations, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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We are passionate about potatoes. But we’re even more passionate about our People! 

We know the importance that food plays in people’s lives – celebrating real connections through delicious planet-friendly food. We believe that working together with our teams, business and community partners will bring sustainable growth and positive change - today, tomorrow and for generations to come.  

We have five McCain factories across the UK, and our Scarborough plant is our biggest. After a recent multi-million pound investment it’s now also state-of-the-art, and has created a new leadership structure to support the future of the plant.  


It’s a given that our Shift Area Managers are good at delivering strong operations. But this isn’t just about making chips! We want to create thriving teams, and this is powered by dynamic, inspiring and talent focused management teams.  

Come and join us as Shift Area Manager in our Scarborough plant.  

About the job: 

It would be your job to manage all aspects of a designated area of the manufacturing process on shift through the guidance and direction of a shift area manufacturing team of technically skilled and semi-skilled manufacturing operatives and engineers to deliver all performance targets relating to Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Environment and People. 


You would engage and motivate your team to exceed performance targets, through driving a talent and performance culture, creating a collaborative and inclusive team by encouraging and supporting the team to work together and to demonstrate our values. Nurturing and developing key talent by creating opportunities for them to learn, grow and succeed. 


Reporting into the Shift Manufacturing Manager you would also… 

  • Plan, manage and co-ordinate the development of the shift team’s skills and capabilities. 

  • Collaborate with the Engineering Function to guide a shift team consisting of technically skilled and semi-skilled manufacturing Operatives & Technicians to ensure team, departmental and shift performance objectives are delivered, including the safety of people and food and the maintenance of assets. 

  • Provide training and coaching to the shift team to ensure they have the technical knowledge and skills to perform their job role to the required level of ability. 

  • Take accountability for personal safety, team safety and others, maintaining mandatory business and legislative compliance in your area of authority. 

  • Pro-actively manage quality specification requirements applicable to your area, ensuring Best Operating Practices (BOP) are being followed and on-line data collection, validation and analysis is being completed and appropriate actions taken in a timely manner to address potential deviations. 

  • Deliver the production schedule whilst ensuring agreed safety, quality efficiency and cost targets are met.  

  • Pro-active management of operational costs within your area; daily budget control and accurate and timely cost reporting against agreed budgets. 

  • Identify, implement and deliver against opportunities for continuous improvement using appropriate lean manufacturing tools, techniques and principles; generating enablers and ensuring timely and cost effective completion of activities.  


What we’re looking for… 

Our ideal candidate will be someone who is currently a Manager in a manufacturing / FMCG environment. You’ll be a natural born leader, who builds partnerships and works collaborate with others. You will also have the following: 


  • Experience of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing tools.  

  • Demonstrate a strong safety, food safety and quality mindset (working to GMP standards and be audit ready at all times)  

  • Have had exposure to budgetary controls 

  • A winning mentality, and being able to hold yourself and others accountable for meeting goals- even under tough circumstances 

  • Creating environments where people are motivated to do their best to help manufacturing achieve its goals 


And of course… a love of chips! 


What do I get in return? 

Although we do encourage you to taste the goods you’ll be pleased to know we don’t pay you in chips. For working hard, you’ll also get a great salary and some pretty good benefits including… 


  • An excellent pension where we will pay double what you do, up to a maximum of 12% of your pay 

  • Flexible holidays – where you can buy & sell up to 5 days holiday per year 

  • Optional health cash plan 

  • Cycle to work scheme 

  • ‘Chips In’ Volunteering Day Off - to make a positive impact to the competitiveness, resilience, and long-term development of McCain communities across the globe 


And of course, being part of a Global business there are great opportunities to shine/thrive should you wish to relocate in the future. We have an ambitious 5 year growth plan that presents development & progression opportunities for those who seek it out. 


At McCain Foods we know the importance that food plays in people's lives - the power it has to uplift and bring people, families, businesses and communities together. Guided by our purpose - Celebrating real connections through delicious planet-friendly food - we believe that working together with our teams, business and community partners will bring sustainable growth and positive change - today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

As a privately owned family company with over 60 years of experience, a presence in over 160 countries and a global team of 22,000 people, our values and culture are at the heart of everything we do. Through our investment and innovation, we continue to be a global leader in prepared potato products, including our famous French Fries and appetisers. We are passionate about supporting and developing our people-providing opportunities to grow and learn in their roles, as well as building careers for the long term.

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