Specialist recruitment resourcing within the food & drink manufacturing sectors


Production Shift Manager – Nights * £38,000 – £42,000 * Stevenage

A well-established manufacturer of premium snack foods is seeking a confident and reliable Production Manager to maximise the efficiency of the production unit. You will use your strong leadership skills to realise the full potential of a production team, improving cost productivity, fulfilling schedules and developing employee relations.


A vibrant and fast-growing snack foods manufacturer focused on supplying high quality and innovative products to major UK retailers.


The key responsibilities for the roles include:

  • Leading and motivating a team of Production professionals.
  • Reporting to the Factory Manager.
  • Ensuring controllable costs are effectively managed, working within agreed budgets and effectively assigning resources appropriately.
  • Ensuring adherence to relevant H&S and Food Safety legislation.
  • Managing existing procedures and developing new processes to ensure food safety, quality, hygiene and production requirements are met.
  • Minimising waste in the production process, implementing Cost Reduction Plans where required to streamline the business.
  • Monitoring performance relative to KPI’s and improvement targets.
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure material availability and coordinating activities in order to minimise disruption to production.
  • Ensure all briefs are conducted in a timely manner.
  • Daily review meeting with cross-functional attendance.
  • Maintaining Performance Management Systems for Production Team Leaders.


We’re looking for a candidate that shows enthusiasm, initiative and excellent communication skills. However, the following basic skills would be an advantage –

  • 3 or more years in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Good working knowledge of manufacturing processes, food production and food products.
  • Familiarity with Health & Safety and Food Safety Legislation.
  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Experience of effectively managing a large group.
  • Teaching and mentoring skills in order to develop Team Leaders and key operating staff.
  • High level of commercial awareness.
  • Knowledge of internal procedures.

If this job is of interest and you would like to investigate further, apply TODAY!

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