Production Manager | Caistor

Company: Avara Foods Ltd
Location: Lincolnshire
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum dependent on experience.
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Who are we, and what do we do?

You may not have heard of us, but there’s a good chance you’ve enjoyed our products. Avara Foods is one of the UK’s leading food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the country’s major supermarkets and well-known restaurants.

We own and manage our entire supply chain, from farms to factory and all the way to the customer door – meaning we have careers that cover a whole range of functions. We have major processing sites across England and Wales, and an agricultural network of over 350 farms, spanning from North Yorkshire to the South Coast and Wales.

A little about our Caistor site:

Our manufacturing site in Caistor North Lincolnshire, is one of our turkey processing sites, creating further products from our raw materials including mincemeat, meatballs, burgers and sausages.

About the Role:

Are you an experienced Production Manager with a proven track record in people management? Do you have experience working within a FMCG environment? Do you thrive working in a fast-paced manufacturing operation?

As an inclusive, forward-thinking business, we take pride in our approach to Operations across Avara Foods and are looking for a highly competent and motivated Production Manager to join our site operations team, based at our Caistor site.

The role is site based, so you’ll be working in a fast-paced, dynamic FMCG factory environment which is noisy and refrigerated in some areas, manufacturing short shelf life products where hygiene standards are critical.  As a Production Manager you’ll be working Monday to Friday 06:00 – 15:00

What will you be doing as a Production Manager at Avara?

As a Production Manager you will be accountable for the operational output within your designated factory area to ensure KPIs, targets and business objectives are met.

Depending on the rotation you may be the senior responsible person on shift for all operational activities in support of the agreed outputs and stock management for the shift.

You will lead and develop a team of Section Managers to drive both individual and departmental performances. You will focus on Leadership, management and continuous improvement of Production areas and colleagues working in them, resulting in meeting and exceeding customer expectations.

You will meet all requirements in terms of legislation & company policy, ensuring the safety of employees, equipment, infrastructure, and products.

What will your key responsibilities as a Production Manager include?

  • Meeting all requirements in terms of legislation & company policy, ensuring the safety of employees, equipment, infrastructure and products.
  • Responsibility for the line management and leadership of Section Managers within their zone in all aspects of the colleague lifecycle, championing their learning and development through coaching and mentoring.
  • Being the lead for customer visits and audits, ensuring effective planning, co-ordination and delivery.
  • Liaising with Technical teams and ensuring all food safety, health & safety and quality standards adherence.
  • Driving continuous improvement initiatives within your zone and across the site, using your own initiative and with direction from the senior leadership team.
  • Chairing all SICs and provide direct feedback to the Site Manager, seeking support and advice when required or escalating issues as appropriate.
  • Directing activities across key functional areas to ensure that the right priorities for the duration of the shift are focused on through effective resource utilisation.
  • Providing feedback and analysing effectiveness of any new projects, policies and procedures to senior management.
  • Ensuring consistency in the application of company policies and procedures.What you’ll need to be successful:
  • An experienced Section Manager or Team Leader who has managed teams in a similar production or manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of continuous improvement in a production environment of implementing change through effective management.
  • Ability to deal effectively with challenging situations.
  • Proven people management skills in a diverse and demanding environment with the ability to lead and motivate the team.
  • Excellent communicator at all levels with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent time management skills, analytical skills.
  • Experience of coaching and developing and mentoring a team to ensure they are reaching their capabilities.

The benefits of working for Avara Foods:

As a Production Manager you will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded.

We offer comprehensive training as well as continuous development as you build your long-term career with us. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:

  • £40,000 – £50,000 per annum dependent on experience.
  • 33 days holiday allowance
  • 6% matched pension contributions.
  • Life assurance.
  • Various lifestyle benefits, such as cashback perks, exclusive shopping discounts from well known retailers, and discounted cinema tickets!
  • Wellbeing resources, including free online health advice & support, and wellbeing assessments.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme.

What happens after you apply for this role?

After you’ve applied, you’ll be contacted in due course by a Resourcing Officer, to discuss your application and CV further. There’ll also be a chance for you to ask us any questions you may have about the role.

If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today!

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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