Factory Manager - Chilled food
Location: East Midlands
Salary: £65-80,000 + benefits
The Factory Manager is responsible for Leading and driving all operation activities to ensure consistent levels of production excellence are achieved and sustained whilst maintaining a fully engaged and talented workforce. Provide vision and direction for the entire facility in order to ensure current and future success. Ensure the facility attains/exceeds key performance measures and maximises profitability by building short and long-term strategies and initiatives to meet customer, market and competitive demands; developing and communicating clear expectations and focus; and providing required resources and guidance as necessary.
Drives continuous improvements in key areas, such as: Safety, Quality, Productivity, Cost & Customer Service, while developing direct reports. Improves upon the capabilities of all plant personnel.
Required to build a Safety First culture and develops highly motivated workforce; serves as a positive role model of emotional intelligence and servant leadership. Drives positive employee relations and delivers sustainable results.
Continuously improves site processes and technologies; stays current in new technological developments. Develops and executes upon a site capital plan, addressing both short-term a long-term opportunities.
Champions continuous improvement efforts; implements and sustains manufacturing best practices / procedures, and meets/exceeds relevant certifications / qualifications / requirements
Identifies and eliminates potential sources of food safety risk. Responsible for delivering site environmental, health, & safety performance; works to exceed expectations for all internal & external audits.
Acts as liaison between plant personnel and corporate functions; builds solid relationships between these teams. Effectively communicates urgent issues both internal and external to the site, as needed. Identifies issues quickly, develops action plans and coordinates team member activities, so that these issues are communicated upward, and dealt with quickly & effectively.
Develops a highly effective site operations leadership team, by applying high standards for selection and continued performance; establishes clear and stretching goals, communicates and delegates key responsibilities, and actively utilizes all performance, development and career tools, to their full potential.
Required to implement Lean & TPM across all site areas, to elevate site performance; must also develop, deploy, & sustain Leader Standard Work, to ensure continued success of these efforts.
Degree educated with ideally an additional Masters qualification
Demonstrable senior leadership experience in the chilled food manufacturing
Intellectual rigour with a natural drive to owning and delivering the numbers
Must have had previous operational responsibility for a facility of over 600 + employees minimum.
Experience managing a complex facility
Demonstrated experience in creating and working with high-performance teams.
Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities.
Outstanding communication skills and team building.
High level of emotional intelligence.
Detail oriented, team member, quick problem solver.
Major capital project implementation experience, including addition of new equipment lines, and build-out of growth facilities.
Thorough knowledge of regulatory requirements for food processing, BRC
Strong, honest work ethic with ability to handle multiple tasks daily.
The character that recognises the drive required for delivering exceptional numbers in a 24/7 operation.
Ability to drive the numbers through inspiring people to deliver.
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