Site Production Manager

We have a vacancy for a Site Production Manager to cover the A-One Thirsk and Milby sites.

The Production Manager will report into the Director and will manage and coordinate all production, quality, warehousing, maintenance and health and safety functions on site, liaising closely with the Devenish Group sales and support staff.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, results-driven person with a professional manner.

You will have the experience, gravitas and intellectual capacity to bring clear strategic thinking to key operational, financial, IT related and innovation/change decisions. You will possess strong leadership skills and have excellent interpersonal skills enabling you to influence at all levels.

You will also be required to demonstrate a successful track record of effective people management and leading and delivering significant change in a competitive and complex business environment.

Key duties:

  • People Management including Recruitment, Induction, Training, Performance Management and Learning & Development
  • Creating a positive, supportive work environment
  • Production scheduling and planning
  • Ensuring 'On Time Delivery' to customers
  • Supporting Engineering planned maintenance work and breakdown repair
  • Supporting Development and Capital Expenditure Projects
  • Supporting IT Project Management
  • Budget planning, financial management and reporting
  • KPI setting for Site, Teams and Individuals
  • Improving standards by creating a Lean and Continuous Improvement culture
  • Ensuring H&S, Maintenance, Quality, Environmental standards and Regulatory Compliance are maintained as required

Essential Criteria:

  • Third level education in an engineering, manufacturing, food technology or business-related degree, or extensive experience of production operations
  • Knowledge of production and operations management with proven track record of delivery within a manufacturing role, preferably in a Feed or Food site
  • A proven track record of successfully leading and delivering improvements
  • Experience in Project Management or project delivery
  • Strong IT skills
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Experience of budget planning and reporting of results
  • Demonstrable experience of good people management and leadership
  • Analytical thinking skills; Comfortable working with data, tolerant of situations of complexity where not all data is available; conversant with statistical processes
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to influence stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a demanding and challenging environment
  • Flexible and adaptable approach in terms of role and work hours
  • Ability to travel regularly to group sites in UK

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in Business Central or Warehouse Management systems
  • PRINCE 2 qualified, or other project management qualification
  • Experience working in a fast paced, multi-site environment

Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary dependent upon skills and experience
  • The role is based in A-One with travel to group sites

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please forward your CV and covering letter indicating why you are suitable for this role to:

Closing date for applications: Friday 8th January 2021 at 5pm

The Devenish Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.