Production Manager - Surrey

Meat - Operations/Manufacturing
Ref: 340 Date Posted: Tuesday 05 Jan 2021
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  • Are you an experienced “hands-on” Production Manager leader with a passion for high standards?
  • Are you proactive, highly motivated and driven, with a desire to progress your career with an innovative, ambitious and growing business?
  • Are you looking for the next step in your career?

This could be the role that you have been looking for…

This well known family business, with a hugely respected and much loved brand, are looking to recruit a Production Manager to join the established team at their site in Surrey.

Reporting directly into the Director of Operations, the Production Manager will lead, develop and manage the shift production team. Working through the Area team leaders, you will deliver a consistently high quality product, in an efficient and cost effective manner and in a safe and hygienic environment. You will be responsible for the smooth running of the Production area whilst on shift.

The business has created a great working environment with people at the heart. They have worked hard to create a stable, motivated and passionate team – The Production Manager will play a key role in maintaining this culture.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To ensure defined production standards are met
  • Motivate and lead the team to deliver the production plan
  • Ensure customer service levels & KPI’s are consistently achieved
  • Lead, develop, inspire and motivate the team to attain performance improvement and drive and upward improvement in the skills and performance of all direct reports
  • Liaise with the Technical & Quality Control team to identify quality issues, ensuring all investigations are thorough and appropriate action is taken and recorded with preventative measures in place
  • Maintaining compliance against internal and customer audit requirements
  • Maintain work areas in accordance with world class manufacturing standards of hygiene
  • Control and reduce material wastage usage levels
  • Measure and analyse downtime and implement corrective actions
  • Ensure Company Discipline and Grievance Procedures are followed including conducting investigations, chairing grievance and disciplinary hearings.
  • Ensure all hazards are identified, the risks assessed, and all control measures implemented and maintained
  • Contribute and fully support the Company Health and Safety Policy

What we are looking for:

  • A Proven track record of success in a similar management role
  • Experience in the Fresh, Chilled Food Category a must – meat experience a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of, and experience of working to, BRC AA / Red Tractor Standards
  • Proven People Management Experience
  • Experience in driving the Health & Safety culture
  • Managing KPI’s and adherence
  • Preparing and supporting the business for audits by major retailers and Third parties.
  • Be hands on, flexible and adaptable with a positive attitude
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Continuous Improvement knowledge and experience and experience of executing significant change
  • HACCP Level 2 / Food Safety Level 2

Flexible working Pattern required working 5 days, Tuesday - Saturday, + cover.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with an excellent package that includes a highly competitive basic salary (dependant on skills and experience)..

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an award-winning business, with ambitious plans for the future, at a key stage in their development (the business is just completing a major capital investment).

This role could be suitable for you if you have a proven track record of success in any of the following roles: Production Manager, Butchery Manager, Operations Manager, Factory Manager, Boning Hall Manager

Commutable from: Guildford, Twickenham, Farnborough, Woking, Epsom, Egham, Leatherhead, Reading, Maidenhead, Slough, Hayes, Aldershot