Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Food, Food
Contact Name: Leena Raja

Production Manager

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Production Manager to join a fast growing, Frozen Dessert Manufacturer that supply the retail and food services sector. The role is based in Leicester on a full time-time Permanent basis.

The successful candidate will be the key member of the Executive Team and will be required to determine, develop and deliver the strategic and short-term operational objectives of the site.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure production delivers best quality product to agreed specifications and timescales.
  • Ensure there is a productive, safe and healthy work environment with full compliance to standards and an ongoing development plan.
  • Ensure appropriate resources and raw materials are sourced and available as required.
  • Review business performance identify where improvements can be made and plan accordingly.
  • Identify and develop production KPIs, ensuring performance is monitored and managed against those targets.
  • Identify where and how operating capacity might be developed to meet future needs.
  • Constantly research best practice in manufacturing and identify where this can be introduced to the business.
  • Develop and continually review processes to ensure effective customer service (e.g. S & OP).
  • Monitor and control activities against budget, taking corrective action as required.
  • Identify and develop people plans to deliver the business's current and future needs, linking this to budgets & growth plans/sales forecasts ensuring that the business can quickly adapt to change.
  • Develop talent map for production, highlighting individuals with potential for future development, ensuring effective succession planning.
  • Plan and implement training and development actions across production.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Strong (above average) motivation to work with people, data (for performance management) and in working with plant and equipment.
  • Responds positively to change and new issues arising suddenly without warning
  • Motivated to work to very demanding and specific goals and targets. Tenacious about achieving goals and targets
  • Above average numerical, verbal and spatial reasoning skills.

Person Specification

  • A proven Production professional who has demonstrated the ability to drive a WCM agenda in a business through the team. They will have the ability to manage production and supply chain challenges, and have the ambition and capability to grow beyond this entry point role.
  • Will have worked in a similar environment - food, or perhaps drink, where there is a large number of product/pack combinations/complexity of manufacturing, packaging, mixture of batch and flow line production and logistics.
  • Will demonstrate previous success in setting and achieving realistic and demanding goals and targets.
  • Will have raised business performance in terms of output, quality and delivery.
  • Demanding and facilitating a culture of excellence - being good is not enough. Someone who is aspirational and can demonstrate the ability to bring the plan to fruition through effective leadership.
  • Experience of running a production of complexity in terms of product/package mix.
  • Introducing a continuous improvement ethos - always challenging what is being done and the way in which it is done.
  • A proven track record in effective people management and development: motivating and developing people and building teams
  • Seeing projects and work through to a successful completion through others- here we are looking for tenacity, commitment and resolve.
  • Developing a structured and systematic approach and of ensuring compliance and consistency with systems and procedures.
  • Ability to take a strategic overview to ensure that they can balance long term objectives with short-term needs.

The Salary for this position is between £40,000 - £60,000

The working days are Monday - Friday

My client is looking for someone who is seeking genuine career and longevity in their next role.


This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Staffing Solutions only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

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