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  • Location: Warrington, WA5 3TZ
  • Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 28 days ago

  • Sector: FMCG Services
  • Contact: Laura Pike
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01733 303 373
  • Expiry Date: 19 May 2022
  • Job Ref: 613

​Production Manager (Nights)

Warrington, WA5

£40,000 - £45,000

Holidays - 21 days of holiday (inc. bank holidays) increasing with the length of service

Discounted company boxes - 40% staff discount on company boxes and 25% for your family and friends plus your first box

Free Healthcare via Babylon Health

Access to Company Academy training courses

Gym / Classpass Membership

Cycle to work scheme

About the Role

As Production Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • To manage areas of responsibility ensuring that business and departmental targets and objectives are continually achieved. What you’ll do (job tasks and responsibilities)

  • Ensure that health and safety is given a high priority and is considered in all plans, actions and activities

  • Play a key role in promoting health and safety awareness on site

  • Drive uptake and completion of near misses by ops as well as managers.

  • Driving the delivery of key operational KPI’s: OTIF, labour, GMP, changeover times, throughputs that deliver against plan, and maintain quality standards. Across Start of line, Ice addition, Decant, frozen date coding, pick tower, Mezz floor and box closed

  • Work closely with the planning and supply chain team to ensure sufficient resources are available to meet order requirements whilst effectively managing costs.

  • Lead the continuous improvement agenda and GFS in all areas of the manufacturing operation.

  • Ensure the Teams understand the key KPIs across the operation.

  • Setting your reports their OKR’s, and carrying out half and full-year performance reviews.

  • Work closely with the Engineering, Flow Hub and Jambusters to ensure machinery is effectively maintained and serviced.

  • Recruit, build and train high performing teams, as well as define and monitor budgets, set targets, and define clear career progression opportunities for staff within the production area.

  • Ensure participation in Peakon surveys.

  • Develop and maintain a quality culture to ensure quality and technical standards are understood and embraced by the operational team.

  • Appropriately manage the performance of all team members through the use of performance management systems. Undertake weekly 1-1’s with supervisors, at which KPI performance will be discussed and record any actions coming from these.

  • Plan, organise and measure direct labour & agency requirements to ensure agreed targets are met.

  • Control cost of production and overheads.

  • Constantly challenge the norm, and initiate new more efficient ways to utilise labour on-site to reduce labour costs in line with budgets.

  • Maintain absenteeism levels within your department to below 3%.

  • Appraise and regularly review direct report managers to ensure individual and company objectives are achieved.

  • Coach and develop your team to ensure business succession plans and individual career aspirations are met.

  • Ensure that any documented non-conformances relating to product safety, quality and legality are investigated and corrective action put in place as appropriate and within a week of receipt.

  • Play a key role in capital expenditure projects.

  • Conducting disciplinary investigations, and chairing disciplinary hearings up to the final written warning stage.

  • Chairing supervisor management group meetings every other week. These to be for discussion, what went well or not so, update from HOP on whats going on in the wider company and projects, and arranging guest speakers from other functions, to greater broaden the wider teams appreciation of what all parts of the business do to support ops.

  • Ensure any training provision required by your reports are made available to them.

  • Stand in for The Operations Manager, when not on site.

About You

Skills, knowledge and abilities required to be effective in this position

  • Previous experience gained within a similar role in an FMCG environment.

  • Excellent organisational skills.

  • A confident and forward-thinking team player.

  • Excellent attention to detail, flexibility and problem-solving.

  • Budgetary/ financial awareness.

  • A high level of computer literacy – in particular, Google sheets..

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers, and lead team briefs.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Leadership skills, keen to develop, educate and drive change from within.

  • Lean competency and or Lean pro

For more information and to apply, get in touch with Laura on 01733 303 373 or click 'Apply' today.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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