Senior Production Manager

Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Production/Operations
Location: East Anglia
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Our client a leading food manufacturing business, are seeking an experienced Production Manager. To lead the production team through GMP and use their experience to instil a culture of engagement, continuous improvement and lean working, improving the overall efficiency.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Manage and control the materials processing, packing of all products to customer specifications at optimum cost/efficiency
• Utilise problem solving techniques, team building strategies, process control and continuous improvement tools to meet and exceed the facilities KPI’s
• Organise work flows, improve and develop SOP’s
• Manage Lead Engineer and approve maintenance work, purchasing etc.
• Enforce compliance, housekeeping, Health & Safety, product safety, legality, traceability, allergen management, quality and employment legislation
• Ensure all products to customer specification as detailed on the daily production plan
• Control all direct costs to BoM’s – labour, raw material waste, packaging waste and report P&L variances
• Identify cost saving through continuous improvement and implement lean manufacturing processes and tools
• Manage, supervise, train and develop all production staff. Recruit and hire additional personnel as required to support growth
• Assist Lead Engineer to manage, supervise, train and develop all production staff.
• Carry out any reasonable requests by a Director or General Manager
• Member of HACCP team
• Member of Product Recall and Crisis Management teams

REQUIREMENTS:

• Previous experience as a Production Manager
• Extensive knowledge of production management
• Understanding of quality standards and Health and Safety regulations
• Knowledge of performance evaluation and budgeting concepts
• Proficient in MS Office and MRP software
• Outstanding communication ability
• Excellent organisational skills and results driven
• Willingness to be hands on when required
Meet your consultant
Ruaridh Knott
ruaridh.knott@drnewitt.com

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