Shift Manager Nights

From £27,500 to £37,500 per annum + night shift pay
14 Feb 2017
14 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Purpose of the role:-

To lead production staff to deliver a quality and customer focused efficient packing operation on a day to day basis ensuring that production is planned for the products to be packed on time to meet scheduled collection times and budgetary constraints.

Main roles and responsibilities:-

  • Accountable for developing and maintaining a highly competent and engaged team by identifying areas of improvement in order to maintain a high skill base during weekends, holidays or increased shift levels.
  • Manage specific shift within MMUK Packhouse and supporting departments to achieve operational targets & ensure procedures are adhered to.
  • Contribute to the achievement of budgetary targets & business plan.
  • Monitor daily performance of the packhouse and taking a proactive approach to improve underperforming areas through coaching, training and redeployment of skills as necessary.
  • Oversee the resourcing within the department to ensure that Working Time Directive and ETI Base Code obligations are met.
  • Develop and maintain a highly competent and engaged team through by use of a written training matrix and competency testing in order to maintain a high skill base during weekends, holidays or increased shift levels, ensuring that customer service levels and production efficiencies are maintained.
Essential Skills/Experience

  • Production management experience in a labour intensive, high volume, fast moving environment supplying retailers, probably gained within the Food, Fresh Produce or Horticultural sectors.
  • A working knowledge of Warehouse management systems such as Rubicon would be an advantage.
  • Working to British Retail Consortium manufacturing standards and managing the audit process from production / operations team perspective.
  • Experience within a management role within production environment is essential along with operating within a KPI’s driven structure.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
  • Proven experience in driving through continuous improvement activities.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Excellent leadership, problem solving and analysis skills.
  • Understanding of working to KPI’s and Objectives
  • Up to date knowledge of the capacity, packing speed and working methods with fruit and flowers.
  • Understanding of budget targets and KPI’s that influence the operation.
  • A cost focussed individual who continually assesses the impact of their decisions on the financial performance of the pack house.
  • An innovative individual who responds positively to a challenge and remains calm and focused and has the ability to think outside the box.
  • An approachable individual with integrity who is willing to listen and actively encourage subordinates to contribute to the success of the team.
  • Personally driven to succeed with a can do passionate approach.