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Shift Manager

About the role

There’s no one quite like Kerry Foods. We’ve grown from a small farmers’ collective to a multi-billion food business - keeping hold of our ethics, spirit and character all the way. Today, we stand as a leader in a competitive and ever-changing global market. We’re aiming to pioneer new ways to delight the tastes of tomorrow, so we know that we can never stand still. Luckily, standing still has never been our way.

We’re currently recruiting a Production Stream Group Leader/Shift Leader to join our Kerry Foods team, based at our fantastic dairy site in Ossett, Yorkshire!

This role offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to join a passionate and driven business.

We’re looking for an individual that loves food, loves a challenge, and loves working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment. If this sounds like you, then please send us your CV.

Key responsibilities
  • Lead the Production Stream team to ensure they are engaged and high performing with a focus on problem solving and team work.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office tools.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to be successful in a changing environment.
  • Effective communicator who facilitates bottom up and top down communication channels.
  • Good relationship building skills, team facilitation, and training/coaching.
  • Able to meet deadlines.
  • Plus, you’ll love food and will be as excited as we are about working for Kerry Foods!

Whilst experience is important, finding the right person who will live and breathe our Kerry Foods Values is something we’re super passionate about. Kerry Foods hasn’t been built on luck. We’ve got to where we are today by being Courageous, On It and Forward Looking.

 So, if you’re looking to build a lasting career within an Open-Minded company that allows its people to take Ownership’ of everything they do, Kerry Foods needs you! Come and join us and help us be Better Together.


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