Shift Production Manager

£34000 - £35000 per annum + generous benefits
14 May 2018
11 Jun 2018
Paul Simcox
Business Management
Contract Type
Full Time
Shift Production Manager Birmingham, West Midlands to c£35k + benefits

Our client has been established for more than half a century and specialise in the sourcing and distribution of highest quality fresh FMCG produce to customers throughout the UK and Europe, employing more than 250 people and having numerous sites across the country. As a result of continued success and a planned programme of ongoing strategic growth, they are now seeking to recruit an experienced, dynamic and proactive Shift Production Manager to manage and complement their established and successful team.

Responsible for all operations and up to 150 staff within a £30m turnover environment, the successful Shift Production Manager candidate will manage production on shift using the team of supervisors and line leaders and will manage intake, storage, production and dispatch functions as well as both maintaining and improving service level targets and ensuring that the team accomplishes these in the most safe, efficient and economical way.

Core duties for this varied and challenging Shift Production Manager role will include deciding on appropriate methods of production and training / managing line supervisors in standard operating procedures and monitoring operations - and where improvements or corrective actions are required, taking the appropriate action, optimising the use of machinery and the most efficient lay-outs, evaluating, proposing and implementing changes to systems of work to optimise production and quality of work and products, reduce errors and costs and the introduction of machinery for integration and optimisation of productivity within the department.

Other duties for the successful Shift Production Manager will include managing ripening systems to optimise productivity and reduce waste and ensuring that the department maintains and improve quality standards relating to selecting, packing, labelling and boxing products for customers, ensuring the team pick orders in the most cost efficient way and that the team retrieves, dispatches, labels and stores products according to agreed operating procedures (eg. Stock control, ripening, storage regimes, use of status labels, booking in, dispatch).

You will set objectives and development plans for supervisors and the department and carry out appraisals on staff as well as mentor, coach and set training objectives for staff within the team, and will interview, select and recruit staff for the department as required. You will also manage the health and safety of staff ensuring that safe methods of working are used, and will forecast, plan, organise and agree staff rotas and levels so that adequate operational cover is maintained at all times, agreeing budgets for personnel requirements and assess team skills and shortages against future requirements and carry out succession planning.

You will also deputise for the Operations Manager as required and provide cover for other Shift Managers and Deputy Shift Managers during sickness and holiday absence whilst actively participating in projects relating to the department when necessary, and will attend inter-departmental meetings, agreeing short term and long term objectives for the department and taking appropriate steps to meet the objectives as well as agreeing the departmental plan with the Operations Director as required, and will manage all Health and safety aspects of the shift, taking appropriate steps to minimise the frequency and risk of accidents in the work place and co-operating with the health and safety officer if required.

To be considered for this diverse and extremely challenging role, you will be IT literate and demonstrate experience of Health and Safety, supplier management, man management and motivation within an FMCG environment.

Contact the Production Team at Premier Technical Recruitment on 01827 68400 or email your cv in the strictest confidence to for further details.

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