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Production Manager

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Date: 13-Oct-2021

Location: Bristol, BST, GB

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 30145
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-CG1
Posting Type LI
Posting Type [[CareerBuilder]]

Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about

About Kerry


More than 25,000 people have careers with Kerry. From Food Science to Manufacturing, our jobs help nourish and delight consumers around the globe. Kerry is committed to leading to better in everything we do. We strive for better taste and nutrition, better sustainability, better career opportunities and ultimately, a better world. 

Everyday millions of people throughout the world consume food or beverage products containing our taste and nutrition solutions.
As the world leader in taste and nutrition, our Purpose is to Inspire Food and Nourish Life.

Our Purpose is central to The Kerry Way and serves as our guiding light on our journey to make it easier and more valuable for customers to do business with us, as we seek to make a greater, more lasting difference in the world by inspiring innovative, natural and sustainable taste and nutrition solutions for consumers, customers, the industry and the world.

Inspiring Food, Nourishing Life puts food, drink and wellbeing front and centre. Food matters. It brings people together; across cultures, countries and generations. Food is heritage, happiness and health. Food is family and friends. Food is life.

About the role


We have an exciting opportunity for a Production Manager to join Kerry Taste & Nutrition & the senior site team in Kerry, Cam. 

Key responsibilities


  • To manage and monitor all aspects of production performance routinely (e.g. attainment to plan, yields, product quality, safety performance, service and operating costs etc). To investigate and remedy sub-standard performance. To ensure production reports are completed in an accurate and timely fashion


  • To ensure that factory production output is planned in accordance with business needs and that close liaison is maintained with customer services and planning to meet this objective.


  • To maintain positive and effective working relationships within the factory organisation, with other Company functions and externally with customers and suppliers.  To maintain constructive working relationships with representative bodies (unions, works councils, safety committees etc).
  • To assist in the preparation of budgets, capital projects etc. in accordance with requirements.  To develop performance benchmarking where appropriate and to actively promote a culture of continuous improvement at all levels within the production teams.
  • Responsibility for managing, leading and directing all staff reports and/or their teams. Manages all people matters, developing and supporting the team as appropriate e.g. motivating, delegating, performance management, coaching, appraisals, recruiting, and identifying & arranging job related and development training to ensure departmental compliance with regulatory standards, best practice, policies and procedures, Site Rules & Regulations or Company standards and to generate optimum efficiency and performance.
  • To ensure that food hygiene and safety standards are observed at all times within the production teams, and that monitoring systems (e.g. HACCP) are operated in accordance with specifications.  To actively promote cost and quality awareness at all levels within production.
  • To ensure that health and safety at work requirements are identified, communicated as necessary and adhered to at all times within production. To actively promote safety awareness at all levels within the production teams.
  • To encourage & lead all energy, sustainability environmental initiatives and improvements and develop a culture that supports this in all areas.

Qualifications and skills

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working as a Production Manager preferably in a food environment.
  • HACCP (ideally level 3) & Food Safety experience.
  • Health & Safety IOSH COSHH.
  • Project Management  & Analytical Skills.
  • Organised and efficient.
  • Strategic mindset.
  • IT Microsoft Office and numerical skills essential, SAP desirable.
  • Continuous improvement understanding & tools eg. 5S, 8 wastes, lean manufacturing.
  • Strong people management & teambuilding/teamworking skills.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels.