Production Manager - Food

23 Aug 2019
20 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Production Manager - Food


GBP35000 per annum

Tue-Sat or Sun-Thu ~ 48 hours per week
Job Purpose:
Supervisory responsibility for a team of production supervisor, line leaders, operatives and warehouse team leaders ensuring that all operational and warehouse activities are completed accurately, concisely and to the required standards of quality, legality and safety. A key part of the role is to coordinate the activities of the warehouse and packhouse ensuring continuity of supply and timely and efficient order output. The role requires the effective management of staff and product including the organization of people, materials, labels, operational throughput and packaging.
Key Responsibilities:
* Responsibility for the supervision and ongoing operational performance of a team of warehouse and packhouse staff including support staff.* Liaise with procurement, logistics, planning, stock control and sales teams to ensure the ongoing efficiency of the site operation.* To ensure that all information and systems required for the accuracy and ongoing effectiveness of the Prophet data input system is managed correctly and to the required standards.* To analyze the ongoing performance of direct reports ensuring high levels of performance and output. * To schedule production and order processing effectively, maximizing efficiencies and operational throughput.* To monitor the performance of equipment ensuring that any malfunction or breakdown is reported and remedied. * To ensure the ongoing accuracy of all customer specifications and due diligence data. * Support and manage KPIs and training for all staff under your authority.* Supervisory management of the team to include performance, time and attendance, staff registers, holiday, discipline, Bradford factor and return to work interviews.* Responsible for the O.T.I.F out load to all of our customers.* Ensuring that the Intake and dispatch due diligence and area SOPs are fully implemented and controlled. * Responsible for providing support data for input into detailed reports highlighting all activity undertaken, line performance, costings and labour.* To play a key role within the company communications structure, attending meetings, forwarding and raising awareness of conditions and operational capabilities and identifying and implementing actions raised.
* Educated to national QCF level 3 in an academic or relevant vocational qualification.
Work Experience:
* Previous experience within a warehouse or packhouse environment in an FMCG supervisory capacity is essential.
* Experience of the prophet data input system is essential including data input, reconciliation and reports.
* Computer literate to a high standard with particular requirements for MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
* Experience of the requirements and demands of retail customers.
* An understanding of the supply chain for fresh fruits and vegetables.

* Fluent English - Both written & verbal. Additional languages to a verbal standard would be beneficial.

* Flexibility with regards to location and working patterns. To ideally live within a forty-minute commuting distance of the base site.

Health & Safety:
* Operate in accordance with the company Health and Safety policy and agreed to safety procedures.Wear all protective equipment when entering Operational areas as appropriate. Adhere and work within company hygiene and medical requirements and ensure the ongoing compliance of all staff under your authority