Shift Manager

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    Greater Manchester, England

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    Alex Tyrrell

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    about 1 year ago

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Job Title: Shift Manager (FMCG)

Location: Greater Manchester

Salary: Negotiable dependent upon experience + Benefits

Job Summary:

This is an opportunity to work within a leading and established manufacturer based in the Cheshire area. This organisation has a strong UK presence and is looking for the successful candidate to achieve improvements in Manufacturing productivity and Quality by using positive communication and leadership skills to bring them on a lean Journey.

Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for delivery of Production plan for area
  • Achieve Fixed Cost Targets for area
  • Achieve efficiency and re-work targets for area
  • Report daily performance for each line
  • Produce and deliver OEE improvement
  • Responsible for driving CI/WCM activities in area
  • To assist in the commissioning and implementation of new equipment, plant and processes
  • Identify and deliver cost reduction opportunities
  • Identify and deliver yield and efficiency savings in section
  • Ensures that all line packaging operations conform to the agreed quality and good manufacturing practice standards and that product quality is delivered in line with customer specification.
  • Ensure in house quality standards/targets are achieved
  • Ensure customer complaint targets are achieved
  • Eliminate root cause of customer complaints
  • Liaises with Technical and Commercial functions to ensure customer requirements are fully defined and understood
  • Motivate the individuals within the team, and develop them into a strong autonomous
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships within the business, ensuring communications are effective always.
  • Deliver detailed information at shift handovers and other appropriate times e.g. line issues.
  • Be aware of relation issues to ensure shift discipline, and high standards of work and attendance at all times.
  • Create an open and responsive environment, encourage a flexible attitude and ensure involvement of your team through leading by example.
  • Ensure that teams are properly trained and managed to work in a safe, quality conscious and effective way.
  • Owns holiday planning and crewing for the team.
  • Complete 1:1s regularly with your team members to feedback performance and highlight development areas.

The Individual

  • Extensive knowledge and experience within a FMCG manufacturing environment
  • The individual will hold a formal qualification across an engineering discipline or equivalent industry experience
  • Has previously been accountable for management of an engineering factory or similar operation in a highly regulated industry
  • Experience of leading continual improvement and change methodologies
  • Good knowledge of quality management systems, particularly ISO9001
  • Good Knowledge and understanding of HACCP principles and BRC requirements
  • Excellent organisational, time management and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent people skills, especially in supporting and motivating staff and in developing the abilities of others
  • Experience utilizing SAP would be a distinct advantage

The company prides itself on creating an inspiring environment for employees, generating an ethos of entrepreneurial spirit and rewarding opportunities. There are definite long-term career options for the right candidate, plus a great environment to work in.

To apply, please send your CV for more details. Please note - if you haven't received feedback within 7 days of application you have not been successful on this occasion.