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Date Added: Sat 28/08/2021

Assistant Manufacturing Manager / Production Manager

Preston, UK
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Company: GAFOOR

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £35000 - £45000/annum

Job Title: Assistant Manufacturing Manager / Production Manager

Location: Preston

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per annum

Job type: Permanent, Full-Time

Hours: Circa 50hrs per week - departmental hours 6am to 6pm

Gafoor is a dynamic and rapidly growing family-owned business in Preston. They are a key player in their sector operating on a national basis, supplying poultry products to leading blue chip manufacturers.

We're currently looking for Assistant Manufacturing Manager with a strong background in FMCG food manufacturing, specifically poultry/ meat processing. This role has been created as a result of continued growth and further expansion plans for the future

About the role:

Reporting directly to the Manufacturing Manager you will be accountable for the processing area of the operation, leading a team of circa 100 employees. As a people manager you will manage, develop, train and lead your team to make sure all Daily KPI's are achieved, as well as being highly focused on safety, quality, productivity and efficiency of the department.

The successful candidate will require a flexible approach to their working hours in order to oversee and lead a department working from 6am till 6pm and occasionally at weekends.

The overall focus of the role will be to ensure the smooth running of the processing area of the operation ensuring that production schedules are achieved to fulfil customer orders on time and to the correct specification. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the technical team to ensure all quality standards are maintained and also the engineering team to address matters which have the potential to impact productivity.

If you are seeking the chance to join a well-established company at an exciting stage in their growth, send your CV in for immediate consideration.

Key duties:

Responsible for achieving the daily production schedule and leading an operational team
Have a "hands-on" approach to all aspects of the department
Develop internal relationships to inspire confidence in the manufacturing capability and NPD opportunities
Undertake investigations and root cause analysis in response to complaints or operational issues and initiate corrective actions
Mentor and develop a team of supervisors
Manage day to day departmental HR issues in relation to onboarding new or temporary employees, performance and attendance
Drive productivity and GMP
Ensure a safe working environment by ensuring that all standards of the Health and Safety are adhered to within the department
Support the introduction of new products and changing specifications into the business in line with the customer requirements
Ensure all quality standards are embedded throughout the business, monitored and achievedKey Requirements:

A can-do attitude, able to communicate effectively at all levels
Proven track record in the poultry/ meat processing industry
A comprehensive understanding of GMP
Experience operating to BRC standards
A commercial outlook with excellent numerical capability
Proficient in MS Office; preferably with knowledge of CRM systems
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent Problem-solving and decision-makingPlease click the APPLY button to send your CV and a covering letter detailing your salary expectations, availability to commence work and domestic current location.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Manufacturing Supervisor, Production Planning Manager, Production Controller, Manufacturing Lead, Production Coordinator, Production Supervisor, Production Manufacturing, Deputy Operations Manager, Manufacturing Team Leader will also be considered for this role
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