Job Description

Production Manager

Job Title: Production Manager

Type: Ongoing Contract

Salary: £200-£300 per day

Location: Sheffield

Hours: Full Time (Mon – Fri, 8:30 – 5:00, No shift work)

Are you an experienced Production Manager looking for a new challenge with a leading European importer, wholesaler and superfood brand. 

Our clients are searching for a Production Manager will be overseeing the full production process from start to finish (labelling, de-boxing, blending, packing, weighing, sealing, coding and boxing) in our medium-sized hand packing operation. You will be responsible for managing and reviewing relevant documentation, systems and processes relating to the Food Safety Management Systems (HACCP & BRC Food Standard), supporting the wider site in the continuous improvement of efficiency, quality and food safety standards, while ensuring a clean and safe work environment.

Your responsibilities: 

Monitoring performance and motivating staff to achieve daily and weekly targets.
Creating a positive team environment which produces products safely to the highest quality, the lowest cost and ensures that line efficiency targets are met.
Supporting the Planning Manager to develop the capacity plan.
Working with cross-functional teams (Planning, Warehouse and Technical) providing the necessary support they require.
Ensuring that all equipment is functioning correctly and that all staff are adhering to site standards. • Managing HR related issues such as time and attendance, disciplinaries, training, recruitment and staffing levels.
Giving clear instruction and direction to production operatives.
Onboarding of new staff.
Managing the relationship with external staffing agencies.
Developing a good factory food and hygiene culture based on a solid understanding of BRCGS food safety and quality standard requirements.
Maintaining product traceability and documentation, and complying with the company’s Quality Management System procedures and policies.
What would make you stand out: 

Hands-on experience of leading production teams within a food environment. Success in this role will be strongly influenced by your people skills.
Experience of working in a target-based environment is essential. We have a great team ethos but incentivise based on individual performance with processes set up to facilitate this.
Experience working in a BRC food environment with exposure to HACCP.
Proven ability to manage projects and deliver within set time scales.
A robust and flexible attitude with an ability to deal with competing and sometimes contradictory expectations.
A “can do” attitude with an openness to change.
The confidence to implement change and manage personnel.
What skills do you need?

Good IT skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel).
Excellent communication skills; written and verbal.
Good problem-solving skills with a solutions-focussed approach and technical mindset.
Practical understanding of cleaning and hygiene requirements.
Strong knowledge of food manufacturing, specifically packing. 
Understanding of LEAN manufacturing would be advantageous.
What’s in it for you?

£(Apply online only) per day depending on experience.
Working for a fantastic award winning company, certified to multiple quality and social standards including Soil Association organic, SEDEX, The Vegan Society, BRCGS, and signatories to the United Nations global compact.
For more information please contact our Sheffield Team on (phone number removed).

***Verus Recruitment Partners are acting as a Recruitment Agency in relation to this vacancy and is an Equal Opportunities Employer