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Production Manager

Requisition ID 24497
Position Type FT Permanent
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 

Division  Kerry Foods
Recruiter #LI-RB1


We’re Kerry Foods – a leading name in the global food industry, and a distinctly individual business. We’re home to incredible brands, over 6000 brilliant people and big ambitions. Our products, many of which are household favourites, are eaten by millions of people every day. Your energy, enthusiasm and fresh thinking could help us reach millions more.

About the role

How often can you find a multi-billion-dollar company that offers you flexibility to change in your career as your interests change? You just did. Kerry's unique culture and commitment to change in the food, beverage, and pharma industries offers support and opportunities as your interests and need to explore grow. If fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and global opportunities appeal to you, then introduce yourself!

We’re currently recruiting a Production Manager to join our team in Kerry Foods, based at our wonderful site in Attleborough, Norfolk!

This role offers not only a fantastic opportunity to join an amazing team driven team but also a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

We’re looking for an individual that loves a challenge, loves food, loves working in in a really fast paced environment and who wants to join a collaborative Procurement function.  If this sounds like you, then please send us your CV.

Key responsibilities

So what’s this job all about?

  • Lead the Production Stream team to ensure they are engaged and high performing with a focus on problem solving and team work. Build trust through effective leadership and the skilled application of people management processes and open 2 way communications.
  • Review relevant site policies & procedures and ensure the requirements they specify are documented in standard work and trained out to Team Leaders & Members.
  • Check that standards set within the Production Stream are adhered to through layered confirmation.
  • Continuously improve standards set by facilitating and executing 8 Step Practical Problem Solving and other appropriate KPS methodologies within the
  • Production Stream and perform GAP analysis on manufacturing data to understand where to focus/prioritise problem solving efforts.
  • Manage the availability of labour against the plan and work with Production Stream Manager and other site based Production Streams to optimise labour across the site. Cover essential elements of Production Stream Manager and Team Leader Role in the event of unplanned absence.
  • Monitor & Improve OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) through implementation of Kerry Asset Management System (KAMS). Identification of bottlenecks within the process, report and conduct problem solving with relevant Production Stream team members.
  • Through analysis of Key Performance Data, identify performance gaps, trends and improvement opportunities and communicate internally using visual management standards in the Production Stream
  • Maintain product quality and adherence to GMP through management of the team and process to deliver agreed product specifications as defined in quality standards and policies.
  • As part of a wider project team assist and manage the delivery of key projects that have an impact on the Production Stream (e.g. Jishuken, Capital, NPD)
  • Protect the health and safety of all Production Stream employees through instituting and adherence to site safety culture.
  • Conduct risk assessment on all processes and tasks in the Production Stream, implement countermeasures and mitigation plans to address identified risks.
  • Monitor and calculate team member performance and adherence to safety SOP’s.
  • Coordinate shift maintenance activities in conjunction with engineering team members to deliver planned, reactive and autonomous maintenance.

Qualifications and skills

What does our ideal candidate look like?

  • Proficient written, numerical and verbal skills Fluency of English language
  • Numerical ability to record, interpret and analyse key process data.
  • Experience of managing a team in a process environment
  • Understanding and ability to apply in live situations the principles and tools of lean manufacturing
  • Knowledge & understanding of manufacturing processes.
  • Understanding of the people processes needed to build high performing teams.
  • Ability to solve problems using 8 Step Practical Problem Solving.
  • Experience in standardisation of processes.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office tools.
  • The ability to identify and actively plan improvements. Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to be successful in a changing environment
  • Leadership: Thoughtful leader who lives the core values of Kerry PVV, KPS, respect and Teamwork
  • Effective communicator who facilitates bottom up and top down communication channels
  • Team facilitation/coaching
  • Influencing Skills
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Analytical skills
  • Good relationship building
  • Plus you’ll love food and will be as excited as we are about working for Kerry Foods!

Take a look at what’s going on at Kerry Foods on our LinkedIn page or follow us on Instagram and Facebook @kerryfoodsofficial

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