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Shift Manager


Gemma Hayes Recruitment




Job Title: Shift Manager. Reports to: Production Manager. Department: Operations. Location: Wexford. Purpose & Scope: Managing People and Process - incorporating two distinct production technologies (Spray Drying and Packaging. Our client’s site is a high volume 24/7 production environment. Core Responsibilities: Facilitate Continuous Improvement: Continuously improve standards set by facilitating and executing Problem Solving/Problem Solving Group (PSG) activity within the area. Conduct training and periodic assessments to ensure process is being followed. Short Interval Management (SIM) Process: Check that standards set within the shift (Spray Drying and Packing technologies) are adhered to through SIM Process – layered confirmation. Manage Labour: Schedule and plan resource requirements for the Spray Drying and Packaging Areas based on the production plan and schedule and plan labour accordingly. Optimise labour allocation through continual communication internally. Cover essential elements of Production Manager and Team Leader Role in the event of unplanned absence. Manage process reliability: Monitor & Improve OE through Company Manufacturing Systems. Identification of bottlenecks within the process, report and conduct problem solving with relevant team members. Manage Quality: Maintain product quality and adherence to Quality Systems through management of the team and process to deliver agreed product specifications as defined in quality standards and policies. Comply with Quality / Regulatory policies, Food Safety Programs (HACCP) procedures and product specifications and ensure HACCP monitoring activities such as CCP and oPRP are adhered to. Ensure the team comply to SOP’s for process related manufacturing jobs / tasks. Manage Health and Safety: Protect the health and safety of all employees through instituting and adherence to site ‘Safety First’ culture. Utilise the SAT (Safety Action Team) and SIM (Short Internal Management) Process to proactively improve safety within the production area. Analyse & report conversion performance metrics: Through analysis of Performance Data, identify performance gaps, trends and improvement opportunities and communicate internally using visual management standards in the areas. Build Sustainability through people: Exhibit passion for people growth, engage and align all team members to achieve individual roles, function and optimal company performance: Empower people through involvement, delegation and trust. Development Planning for success through PDR (Performance Development Review) Process. Encourage & Foster Team Working. Focus on Coaching, Feedback, Performance Management & Evaluation. Train Team Members to standard. Project Design & Delivery: As part of a wider project team assist and manage the delivery of key projects that have an impact on the site objectives. Functional Competencies: Excellent communicator who facilitates bottom up and top down communication channels together with effective negotiating skills. Facilitates team development by providing structure, training and time to all team members. A proven ‘doer’ who acts with speed, agility and pragmatism to deliver result. Strong logical and clear-thinking individual. Strong self-discipline and a structured approach. Embodies ‘safety first culture` with full and thorough commitment to continuous improvement. Ability to meticulously plan processes. The maturity and professionalism to deal with all levels of the organisation in a factual and cordial manner and capable of writing concise and clear report commentary. Team player who fosters good will and respect in the immediate and greater team environment. Enthusiasm for the role of business combined with professional presentation and communication skills. Ability to make presentations to high level groups. Maturity to build relationships within the Group. Flexibility and adaptability in changing environment. Professional Experience: A proven track record of progressively responsible experience of managing a team in a fast paced, high tech and high-volume environment for a minimum of 5 years is essential. Understanding and ability to apply in live situation the principles and tools of lean manufacturing. Experience in standardisation of processes and Leave methodologies (problem solving etc. Qualifications and Technical Knowledge: Relevant Third Level qualification in a Production, Engineering, Food Science or related discipline. Proficient in the use of MS Office tools. Proficient numerical ability to record interpret and analyse key process data. Proven problem solving and troubleshooting skills. Due to the urgency of this vacancy, our client is not willing to go down the route of work permits/visas/sponsorship, therefore, all candidates must have permission to work in Ireland. This job originally appeared on

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352 days ago