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Production Shift Leader, Nights

Requisition ID 24458
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-JP1
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 Taste & Nutrition

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the opportunity

Production Shift Leader -  Nights, Monday - Thurs (8.30pm - 6.45am) 

You'll be based at our Glasgow 'Dried Blends' production facility where we create flavour blends for some of the UK's best loved brands.  The facility produces 200 tonnes of goods every week, with over 1200 different recipes, up to 100 different product lines can be precisely measured, mixed and packaged every day.  This is fast paced environment where the Night Shift Lead will play a key role in managing the effective performance of the night team across production, warehousing, packing, hygiene and QA to ensure; safety, quality and customer satisfaction. 

Key responsibilities


  • Lead, manage and motivate a team of 20+ people, promoting a collobrative and positive working environment.
  • Instilling a ‘Safety First, Quality Always’ approach and creating a high-performance culture where continuous improvement is embraced.
  • Providing clear direction and undertaking all management responsibility for team members; 1-2-1’s, conducting appraisals, coaching, managing absence and poor performance / non-conformity.
  • Ensuring that Key Performance Indicators (KPI's), safety, quality and auditory standards and are always monitored and achieved.
  • Positively communicate and coordinate with other shifts / functions to progress issues concerning production planning, processes, procedures or equipment to ensure delivery of all customer orders to time, quality and cost specifications.
  • Through the utilisation of lean manufacturing techniques, strive to exceed the company targets in productivity, efficiency and quality on a continuous basis
  • Report and act upon plant or machinery breakdowns with maintenance technicians
  • Ensure that internal delivery processes are adhered to support dispatch time windows
  • Lead the follow-up and lessons learned process when customers raise concerns. Identify and eliminate root cause using robust countermeasures. Sustain the corrective actions to eliminate repeat issues

Qualifications and skills


  • Proven track record of leading and motivating large teams to succeed by utilising appropriate management styles, leading by example, setting objectives and defining responsibilities to give a clear sense of direction and purpose.
  • Passionate about managing performance, leading and developing people
  • Significant experience within a high-volume, high pace manufacturing environment, preferably food manufacturing.
  • Strong IT Systems and methodology experience (SAP, MS Office packages, Lean Processes, Continuous Improvement etc.)
  • Highly organised and analytical with a pragmatic approach to problem-solving
  • Experience and knowledge of Health & Safety legislation and ideally, food safety standards.
  • Excellent communication skills with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and open to change.

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