Factory Manufacturing Manager - Food Manufacturing
Location: East Midlands
Salary: £65-77,000 + car allowance + benefits
Our Client is looking for an exceptional operations leader with fresh food manufacturing experience who will be responsible for the strategic operational oversight for all production/operating processes for a complex food manufacturing plant You will be responsible for meeting Business/Plant standards for safety, quality, operational effectiveness and financial performance.
Leads, sets and deploys operational priorities for a complex plant. Leads strategic and tactical operations/quality management deliverables to ensure customer and product/quality standards requirements are met within specifications.
Health & Safety: champions a culture of zero injury and illness.
Food Safety: Accountable for eliminating risks associated with products. Ensures HACCP requirements are met in all food processes.
Builds and maintains community relations that align with corporate and business interests while addressing stakeholders/community needs.
Collaborates/partners with Logistics/Procurement/Sales/Supply Chain professionals to ensure availability of raw materials and ability to meet customer specifications and timelines. Ensures that customers are satisfied and that any inquiries, incidents and/or issues are resolved in a timely manner.
Develops and oversees implementation of performance metrics for capturing, monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of corporate quality management activities and programs at the plant level.
Partners with internal/external stakeholders (i.e. customers, Engineering, FSQR, Sales, Technology) to define, adopt and monitor performance indicators to identify/measure quality performance in areas that impact the customers and recommend areas of improvement and innovation.
Champions and leverages technology innovation by developing strategic operational plans and by coordinating execution. Partners with Business leadership and with Technology/Engineering departments to identify emerging trends and translate into long-medium term operational goals. Ensures Intellectual Property (IP) materials, processes and knowledge are protected and maintained.
Develops/supports Business/Plant customer relationships by meeting businesses objectives and by understanding how operational performance impact internal/external customers.
Leads, directs and controls capital and operating budgets for a to achieve medium-term outlook financial performance objectives set by the business. Ensures and holds direct reports accountable for meeting and controlling operating expenses and established targets.
Manages manufacturing P&L budgets/metrics and understands how production expenditure/costs impacts businesses margins and pricing. Forecasts overall volume of orders and inventory turns/costs.
Responsible for overseeing the overall operational management. Implements operational efficiency improvements which may include, but are not limited to, standardisation of plant information manufacturing systems, quality control, safety, production reliability excellence and maintenance, operators best practices, etc.
Responsible for aligning overall team resources, with direct coordination/support from Operations Managers/Production Supervisors, to execute against medium-long term strategies and for meeting medium-term outlook strategic operations goals in accordance with Business/plant objectives.
Enforces a culture that builds, operates and maintains plant that are operational sound, safe, and efficient. Champions and leverages leading operational practices and aggressively raise the performance of poor departments by monitoring key performance indicators (i.e. yield optimisation, energy/water usage reductions, operator safety indexes, etc).
Develops/supervises and provides coaching to Operations Managers/ Production Supervisors including coaching company core values and guiding principles for a more complex plant.
Responsible for developing strong leaders and a diverse workforce by seeking multiple approaches to source/attract diverse talent. Incorporates diversity in succession planning and job fulfilment.
Develops/Implements Plant/Business operational/reliability/safety training programs and monitors employee performance records on a monthly/ quarterly basis.
Accountable for medium-term outlook workforce planning and accountable for successful training and on boarding of new/transferred employees as well as workforce engagement, recognition, development and coaching.
Leads and implements systems and processes to maintain a highly engaged workforce. Holds direct reports accountable for actively addressing engagement issues and identifies/leverages best practices in engagement.
Degree educated or equivalent
Experience gained within a high volume food manufacturing business ideally high care
Strong safety leadership and continuous improvement
Your expertise of applying lean principles and engaging others sets us up for success
Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others
Strong problem solving, negotiating, and decision making skills with the proven ability to manage complex situations
Collaborative work style, working cross-functionally is a big part of this role
Strong experience in food manufacturing facility in operational management roles with increasing responsibilities
Prior experience managing a very large production facility.
Previous experience of working with and successfully delivering supermarket standards
Previous exposure to, and demonstrated success in, a fast paced high-growth business environment
Proven ability to lead, manage, and motivate periods of change and disruption, fosters a culture of excellence
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both written and oral with people at all levels and from various backgrounds
Self starter, able to work independently and lead with initiative
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