Production Section Manager (Nights) | Telford

Company: Avara Foods Ltd
Location: Shropshire
Salary: Up to £38,000 DOE plus shift
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Section Manager
Are you an experienced Section 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 Section Manager to join our Site Operations team, based at our advanced processing site in Telford, Shropshire.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of ever-growing advanced site, to help lead and motivate a skilled and diverse team and be an integral part of the site Production as we grow and develop.

Purpose of the role:

As a Section Manager you will be accountable to the Production Manager for the operational output within your designated section to effectively manage all operations and ensure KPIs, targets and business objectives are met.

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

Operating Environment 

This is a predominately factory-based role, inside a large FMCG chilled and highly automated factory environment.
Working hours
Sunday – Thursday

21:30 – 06:30

Your key responsibilities as a Section Manager will include:
• Being responsible for the management and development of Team Leaders and colleagues within their zones.
• Leading your section on all food safety, health & safety and quality standards adherence.
• Being the Section lead for customer visits and audits, ensuring effective planning, co-ordination and delivery.
• With direction from the Production Manager, implement continuous improvement initiatives across a range of areas.
• Carrying out line side SICs to filter information to the Production Manager for the shift SICs.
• Utilising allocated resources within your section. Escalate shortfalls in resource, supply chain or asset reliability when required.
• Implementing processes and procedures to ensure the effective capture of data for further analysis by senior management.
• Ensuring consistency in the application of the company’s policies and procedures.
• Developing and reviewing SOPs for designated areas.
• On request, deputise for the Area Production Manager.

What we are looking for:

• 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.

A little about us:
Avara Foods is one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the nation’s most popular supermarkets and restaurants. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 7000 people. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.

What’s in it for you?
As a Section 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 career with us. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:

• £30,000 – £38,000 per annum DOE
• Additional £4668 shift allowance per annum
• 31 days holiday
• Up to 6% company matched pension contributions.
• Private medical cover
• Life assurance
• Various lifestyle benefits, including wellbeing resources and shopping perks and discountsIf 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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