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Production Shift Manager

03/12/21 Laois Neg

Permanent full-time

Production Shift Manager

Role Purpose:

Shift responsibility for the effective and efficient operation of a highly automated 24 / 7 Production and Packing Department. Taking ownership and accountability on shift for the department’s performance against agreed targets and key performance indicators (KPIs).

Responsible for: A Shift team of up to 14 Operators


  • Take a proactive approach to managing all aspects of production and packing on shift identifying and supporting opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Monitor all process controls points on a continuous basis taking appropriate action as necessary
  • Monitoring and accurately recording usage, yield, quality and efficiency data to accurately track plant performance vs targets and budget and deliver planned production at the required quality.
  • Reviewing and analysing trends and proactively reporting results and action
  • Inform maintenance of potential and actual mechanical problems and follow through to completion to avoid and minimise downtime
  • Promote effective problem solving involving all team members
  • Identify improvement opportunities to improve safety, quality and operational efficiency including waste minimisation
  • Lead on agreed continuous improvement initiates using structured LEAN tools
  • Support the Production Manager in the preparation and delivery of annual operating budgets
  • Ensure that our service level meets our customers’ expectations
  • Provide clear leadership to the shift production team developing a culture of engagement
  • Prepare comprehensive shift reports detailing department performance vs targets and standards and ensuring adequate and appropriate detail and explanation on any variances and the corrective action taken
  • Ensure effective shift handover at Team Leader and individual Operator level
  • Work closely with QA Shift Technician to ensure correct clean down and site GMP standards are achieved and maintained within the department
  • Monitor product code specifications to ensure good quality is consistently achieved
  • Monitor product quality continuously and react and report where issues arise that may affect HACCP protocols, involving Quality Team and Management
  • Ensure that all food safety and CCP procedures are observed and report any issues that may constitute a hygiene or safety risk
  • Proactively support the on-going development of safety through effective leading KPIs

Qualifications & Experience:

  • 3-5 years of previous experience of shift supervision and team leadership in a production or manufacturing environment, with evidence of consistent achievement of production targets. Experience of SAP, Lean processing, 5 Whys and root cause analysis an advantage
  • Knowledge of production processes within the food / dairy production environment
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • Ability to utilise resources effectively
  • Able to display initiative and apply problem solving skills
  • Strong organisation and planning skills with ability to prioritise effectively
  • Self motivated
  • Teamwork oriented with leadership capability
  • Adaptable to short & long term change
  • Working Pattern
  • Ability to undertake a continental shift work pattern over 7 days, with flexibility for both days and nights.

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Please apply by sending your CV to Josephine Wall at or call for more information.

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