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Shift Factory Manager (Extruder) Thirsk, England

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Our client is an award-winning and long-established FMCG food manufacturer based in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

Their recent growth and expansion have created an opportunity for a new Shift Factory Manager to head up their Extrusion department.

About the Role

As a Shift Factory Manager, you will be working alongside 1 other Shift Factory Manager and reporting directly to the Operations Manager. You will be responsible for the extrusion team within the factory and have 12 direct reports including 1 Team Leader & 1 Training co-ordinator.

You will need to have operated in a similar role working to KPI’s e.g.: OEE, Attainment plan, labour variance, Right first time and complaint reduction to name a few.

You will be required to work 48 hours per week on a rotational shift pattern – week of days and week of nights (6am-6pm/6pm-6am).

Your other duties will include:

  •  Ensure efficient production through the correct planning of staffing levels, resources, and availability of materials.
  • To lead the extrusion team in cost reduction and output performance on an hourly, daily and weekly basis.
  • To be responsible for departmental Health and Safety, Food safety, Delivery, Cost & Quality.
  • Responsible for the departmental continuous improvement project, which is a CORE part of your daily job function.
  • Be a lean leader, change leader, and lean culture carrier to help achieve increasing levels of performance.
  • Responsible for developing KPIs to drive a high performing team, understand root cause analysis and being able to implement relevant corrective actions.
  • Be able to mentor, coach and teach team members on the necessary skills to do the job and create opportunities for team members via regular appraisals.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the highest level of quality is maintained throughout the production process, through compliance with relevant Food Safety legislation, standards and requirements.
  • Ensuring that factory assets are consistently run as energy efficiently as possible.
  • Ensuring compliance with production checks, and documenting any changes to process parameters.
  • Championing the training requirements of your team in conjunction with your departmental training coordinator, to ensure a fully competent workforce.

 What do we expect from you?

  •  Exceptional Management and Leadership skills, you will need to have previous management experience ideally within food manufacturing.
  • Experience with conducting appraisals, performance management and managing employee relations issues.
  • Strong problem-solving skills. You will need to be able to work in a methodical and systematic way, and have a particular aptitude for high attention to detail.
  • You will need to be able to work on your own initiative and be open to change.
  • The successful candidate will need to be flexible on working patterns due to the continued growth of the business.


What we can offer

  • Base salary of up to £42,000 depending on experience
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Staff Shop
  • Free Parking 

It’s an exciting time to be joining this family business particularly if you really want to make a difference in a world class manufacturing environment.


What’s next?

 If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply via the link shown. We will contact you to discuss your experience in more detail.

Factory Manager / Production Manager / Mill Manager / Manufacturing Manager / FMCG / Extrusion Manager / Manufacturing Lead / Shift Manager 


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