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Assistant Production Manager

Kandhu Recruitment Ltd
Paddock Wood
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Contract Type
Operations, Production, General Management
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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An excellent opportunity for an experienced Assistant Production Manager to join this exciting Start-up company.

OPPORTUNITY HIGHLIGHTSA start-up company that have ambitious plans for the business.Working Hours: 42.5 hours per week which is worked Monday to Friday as 8.5 hours per day between 7am - 5.30pm.Competitive salary


As an Assistant Production Manager, you'll be a solution focused, organised person who demonstrates a passion for detail and quality. This role is perfect for someone who can lead by example and help us grow in a purposeful way.

Every day will be different, and you'll demonstrate a flexible approach to managing your workload, using your initiative to prioritise various operational, supply chain and people management needs and tasks. You will support with the management of stock levels, ensuring that packaging and product requirements are available in line with the production plan and that you have the right people in place to ensure delivery of the plan.

The role will involve: Monitoring and maintaining productivity of our packing lines including OEE, waste and efficiency of lines. Lead, manage and support the team through all areas of the employee lifecycle including recruitment, absence management and performance reviews. Ensuring the team have the right skills and knowledge to be effective in their roles, identifying learning needs. Creating regular reports and communicating with the leadership team on a daily basis; production outputs, quality and forward planning. Involved with the writing of SOP's, work instructions, visual guides for all of the production team activities. Working closely with other Assistant Production Managers and Head of Operations to ensure weekly/daily labour and stock requirements are managed effectively. Drive continuous improvement across all production lines and our operations.


Will need to have strong experience in a similar Production role from within a manufacturing environment. You will also need to have: Experience of Lean Manufacturing is a bonus.Hands-on experience with machinery and an inner understanding of how machines work.You will need a strong level of spoken and written English for this role. The ability to speak and understand other European languages would be an advantage.You will demonstrate excellent communication skills, being able to inspire people as well as effectively manage difficult conversations when required.

If this Assistant Production Manager job is of interest and you would like to investigate further, apply TODAY!

"Kandhu Recruitment will consider all applications based on each candidate's suitability to the role or similar roles within the Food Sector and if we feel you are a relevant candidate we will process your application by adding you to our secure recruitment database and then contacting you to progress job opportunities further. We do not contact unsuitable applicants."

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Kandhu has fully implemented GDPR & Privacy Policies across its business and a copy of our Privacy Policy can be found by visiting our website. By applying for this role Kandhu will add your details to our database - assuming you have the right level of experience for the roles you apply for, after which we will be in touch.


Kandhu – 14th Year in Food Sector Recruitment

At Kandhu Recruitment we like to work with people not just “computers or documents that say CV on the top of the page” and that is why we have been successfully supporting our client and candidates in the Food and Drinks Sector for nearly 14 years.

We work with all the main food businesses across the UK from Food Manufactures and Food Importers through to Food Service businesses supplying the massive Pub, Restaurant and Out of Home market place.

UK Wide recruitment and International occasionally we cover all the Core Operational and Head Office roles where a Food Business needs great people, including:

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01303 271367
16 The Glenmore Centre
Shearway Business Park
Pent Road
CT19 4RJ
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