Who is our client?

Our client is an established, multi-site food manufacturing business supplying a broad range of products to most of the major retailers. This role is based at one of their key production sites and they're now looking for a Production Manager with strong people skills to join their leadership team.

The role requirements

Reporting to the Operations Manager you will manage a large production team across the processing/manufacturing and packaging areas.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day operational performance of your team, working to ensure that all departmental and business objectives and KPI’s are met.

Coaching and development is a key part of this role and you will support your team by providing training and guidance to help drive individual and team performance.

You will constantly look for new and improved ways of working, working closely with colleagues across the business to support the business on their CI journey as they look to significantly minimise waste and energy/water consumption.

What sort of people are we looking for?

You will have experience of leading production teams in the food industry and will either be a Shift Manager looking for career progression or a Production/Manufacturing Manager in search of a new challenge.

Confident in your approach, you will have excellent leadership skills and will be able to lead, coach and inspire a large team consisting of team/line leaders and operators.

You will play a key role in the running of the site and will need to be able to influence and, when appropriate, challenge colleagues at all levels.

Health and safety are paramount and you will have experience of improving and developing H&S standards (IOSH or NEBOSH would be an advantage).