Shift Manager

  • Location

    North Walsham, Norfolk

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  • Contact:

    Laura Hudson

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  • Job ref:

    LJH - SM_1529670073

  • Published:

    10 months ago

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We are currently looking to recruit a shift manager for a fresh produce processing factory. This is a permanent position for the right candidate.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Health and Safety

Promote and support a safe working environment and foster a culture of 'safety first' and 'make it safe'.

Ensure that all H&S policies are adhered to by employees and contractors; provide training where required, and report any concerns to the Operations Manager.

Drive continuous reduction in accidents on your shift.

Co-ordinate with departments to complete risk assessments as required and close out actions generated from these assessments as directed by the Operations Manager.

Operations Strategy

Develop and implement business unit operational strategy. Continually review and adjust the strategy in line with internal and external changes.

Develop, review and deliver positive KPI results in People (H&S), Quality, Cost and Service that deliver against the operations strategy.

Identify and implement plans to ensure any gaps with meeting the production plan are filled prior to Production starting.

Team Management

Establish shift requirements in skill set and core staff required, set out and maintain plans to achieve these requirements.

Develop and lead the shift team to ensure they are engaged, high performing and deliver green KPIs.

Coach and develop the teams to use SIC tools and effectively use them to resolve root cause issues.

Encourage an environment of support and challenge amongst the team and a sense of pride and passion. manage on going performance and succession of direct reports.

Build teams through skills assessment, training, coaching, feedback and support.

Labour Control

Manage the availability of labour against the plan.

Identify areas of improvement, through spend or line optimisation to improve labour control against each product.

Continuous Improvement

Through analysis of performance data, identify performance gaps, trends and improvement opportunities and communicate internally using visual management standards in production and internally to Operations Manager.

Site Communications & Engagement

Lead by example ensuring appropriate cross functional alignment & engagement with all support functions as appropriate to the site needs and the benefit of the business as a whole.

Actively manage all shift communications with all internal and external stakeholders. Passionately promote the site with customers and internal stakeholders. Engage & build good working relationships with shift team and cross functional Managers.

Our client is offering an attractive salary for this role, along with 23 days holiday + bank holidays. Shifts start from 6am through to 11pm so someone who is flexible with working hours is essential. During harvest time our client operates 7 days a week.

The ideal candidate will have production line/shift supervisor/leader/ or manager experience. Preferably from a fresh produce background. Candidates must have an excellent knowledge of health and safety, and must be used to promoting this daily within your current team.

If you are interested in this role, then please forward an up to date CV This role is a managers positions, so please make sure your CV reflects this.