Production Shift Manager | Merthyr Tydfil

Company: Kepak
Location: Wales
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
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Kepak is a global food company serving international retailers and food service household names with prime cuts of meat, on-trend food concepts and ready-for-market convenience foods.  Our meat is sourced primarily from quality assured farms and our beef and lamb are pasture-grazed for most of the year.

Kepak St. Merryn in Merthyr Tydfil has combined beef and lamb processing and packing facilities. With dedicated retail packing capabilities within our business we offer beef and lamb products ranging from retail ready cuts for butchers’ counters to branded packaged meat, all as part of our service.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Shift Manager for Kepak Merthyr, to work in our busy retail packing department. 


This is a full time position, working 6.00am to 6.30pm on a 3 days on/ 3 days off basis.


Role Purpose:

The Production Shift Manager will deliver on the production plan, while ensuring that all production line team members are working safely, efficiently and that product quality is maintained at all times.


Key Responsibilities:

  • The Shift Manager is responsible for the writing of SOP’s and the subsequent training of the SOP’s. They are responsible to ensure that only suitably trained staff complete any work task.
  • The SM will manage a skills gap/training matrix to ensure that all identified tasks are suitably trained against.
  • The SM is responsible for writing and updating risk assessments and that all team members are familiar with the risk assessment.
  • The SM will ensure that all actions agreed to eliminate or mitigate any risk is always strictly managed and adhered to, managing safety and taking accountability for the safety of their respective team members, Kepak operate a Zero tolerance to accidents.
  • The CPM Shift Manager will ensure that company standards are adhered to at all times following the S (Safety) Q (Quality) P (People) D (Delivery) C (Cost) model by monitoring and controlling company standards through effective KPI management.
  • The CPM Shift Manager will manage personnel performance effectively through the setting and delivering of objectives. The CPM Shift Manager will be fully conversant of the employee review process, following the formal disciplinary process where required.
  • Through the use of Data Analysis and Lean tools and methodologies, the CPM Shift Manager will strive for a culture of Continuous Improvement actively looking to reduce or eliminate all types of waste from the business and reducing cost to our customer.
  • The CPM Shift Manager holds accountability for ensuring that the site is audit ready at all times, managing GMP and product quality. Able to effectively manage any non-conforming product to ensure that the site does not despatch anything that could lead to a product recall.
  • The CPM Shift Manager will produce a detailed daily and weekly report providing performance -v- standard to the Business Unit.



  • Previous food manufacturing experience essential
  • GMP/regulatory experience within food or pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Lean manufacturing experience, ie. 5S, SMED, Kaizen
  • Experience in managing large teams of 100+ employees
  • To be able to challenge the status quo and offer a different viewpoint
  • Ability to set and deliver stretch targets
  • Able to turn creative ideas into effective solutions
  • Maximise individual and collective wins
  • Be accountable and challenge others to take accountability
  • Adhere to business core values
  • Ability to manage business costs and identify solutions
  • Proven people manager with the ability to develop the team
  • Able to deliver CI projects through their respective teams
  • Daily operations of production within the Retail Packing Hall


  • Pension plans
  • Life assurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Training and development
  • 31 days annual leave per year (after probation)
  • Subsidised canteen serving multiple hot food options for breakfast and lunch
  • Discounts in well known retailers
  • Values awards program
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
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