Shift Manager

Saint Gobain Limited
10 Jan 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Company description:

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Shift Manager to join our passionate and highly motivated Barrow Plant at British Gypsum.

This exciting role will see you provide leadership and direction to the shift teams, driving safety standards and behaviors whilst achieving optimum production performance across all areas of the manufacturing plant to meet business KPIs.

Job description:

What will you be doing in the role?

In the role as Shift Manager you will;

Have an absolute commitment to your own safety and that of others, ensuring full compliance with standards and procedures as well as continuously improving the safety culture at the site.
Develop a ‘behavioral safety’ culture amongst the shift teams, targeting zero injuries.
Drive operational performance to achieve annual production departmental and Plant targets/objectives.
Develop a culture of engagement, commitment and flexibility within the plant, coaching and developing the production team.
Have an understanding of the business demand process, and ensure full schedule adherence across all production areas, understanding plant capability.
Drive World Class Manufacturing (WCM) methodology through the shift, developing team involvement in projects and coaching/developing wider use of World Class Manufacturing tools and techniques at operative level.
Have a commitment to learn and develop yourself.

Am I what you are looking for?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; we innovate, we collaborate, we’re agile, we act with entrepreneurial spirit, and we’re supportive of and close to our customers. Does this sound like you?

For the Shift Manager specifically it is important that you have:

An excellent understanding of managing operational Health and Safety.
Experience in leading and managing production teams within a unionised manufacturing environment and driving continuous improvement.
A safety qualification (IOSH/NEBOSH) is desirable.
Leadership style that will be one of coaching and facilitating with an ability to gain commitment.
A results focused and driven mind set, thriving in a continually changing environment.
A passion and determination to make a real and lasting difference.
Experience in driving continuous improvement, ideally in a WCM/lean environment or Autonomous Maintenance would be advantageous.
A high degree of numeracy and analytical skills.
The ability to maintain high standards of work while following identified standards and procedures.
Good computer skills (Word and Excel would be desirable).

What about the business you’ll be joining?

There are 32 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that recruit talented people in the UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.
This vacancy is working for British Gypsum – part of the Saint-Gobain group and the UK's leading manufacturer of plasterboard and plaster-based dry lining systems and products.

In Saint-Gobain, each woman and man is able to build a career without boundaries in a genuine and ambitious group. At British Gypsum we’re proud to support this promise and offer our people a world of opportunity, all the challenge they’ll ever need and colleagues with great pride in what they’re a part of.

Saint-Gobain is the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, with over 170,000 employees and operations in 67 countries worldwide. With such a significant presence we are proud to offer our employees a career without boundaries… Are You In?

What will you get in return?

As part of the wider Saint-Gobain group, British Gypsum is able to offer a competitive starting salary and benefits package.

In addition, you will have access to a career without boundaries - this could see you progressing within British Gypsum or in one of the other 30+ businesses in the UK. Progression in Saint-Gobain isn’t always upwards; talented employees also move into new and exciting functions or indeed overseas, to one of the 67 countries in which we operate.

The one thing you can be sure of is that you can have an exciting and varied career at Saint-Gobain, where only you set the boundaries to your success.

What do you need to do now?

We would love to hear from you. In order to find out more and apply, please click below to register and submit your CV on our careers site.

Applicants must have eligibility to work in the UK (sponsorship is not available for this position).