Manufacturing Shift Manager


Website FrossellDowning

Manufacturing Shift Manager

£35,000 – £40,000

Milton Keynes


  • Company Bonus: ACIP 10%
  • 15 days Holiday
  • Company Pension scheme (5%) matched contributions
  • Travel insurance
  • Bupa medical
  • Life assurance at 3x annual salary

Job purpose:

Our global, prestigious and award-winning manufacturing client is looking for a Manufacturing Shift Manager to join their team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the manufacturing process and all production staff. There will be specific focuses on meeting quality, cost, delivery and safety targets both efficiently and consistently.

The Manufacturing Shift Manager will also drive performance, productivity improvements and they will develop both machine and staff utilisation efficiencies.

  • Manage all operations to ensure KPI’s, targets and business objectives are met and maintained within production, quality, cost, delivery
  • Provide leadership and direction to all Manufacturing Shift Team Leaders and operatives in all aspects of the manufacturing operation
  • Ensure operations are conducted in compliance with company specifications, whilst meeting customer SLA’s
  • Organise and facilitate daily Team Leader meetings
  • Review and develop continuous improvement
  • Responsible for yield improvement & non- value-added process reduction
  • Initiate and implement best practice process, techniques and drive lean manufacturing and 5S
  • Create innovative solutions to problems and opportunities to increase productivity
  • Work alongside the other 3 Manufacturing Shift Managers to ensure correct manning levels, holiday cover where applicable and identify cross functional training needs for development of all shop floor staff and Team Leaders, completing training records to the required standard
  • Develop others to support the site talent and succession plan
  • Organising shift cover when required, providing flexible working requirements to achieve KPI’s and carry out return to work discussions with team members returning from sickness
  • Continually look to develop staff within the section to ensure that staff are fully utilising their skills
  • Update Manufacturing Shift Team Leaders on required targets / rates, and quality checks, providing training and feedback, acting on poor performance where required
  • Measurement of Quality, Cost, Delivery and People and produce statistic reports
  • Accurately complete full duty handover to the next Manufacturing Shift Manager – days to nights and nights to days
  • Ensure all activities on site are carried out in a safe manner, in line with policies, ensuring that all Health, Safety and Environmental statutory requirements are met
  • Ensure consistency in the application of the companies disciplinary, grievance and absence procedures
  • Ensure appraisals and reviews are effectively carried out with staff

Skills and Experience required:

  • Experience working in a FMCG environment or any exposure of fast pace manufacturing operation
  • Good interpersonal, leadership and motivation skills
  • Good knowledge of Continuous improvement & the Lean Principles
  • Good awareness of supply chain
  • Ability to delegate
  • Possess safety qualification preferable IOSH or NEBOSH
  • Computer literateracy
  • Excellent communicational skills
  • Ability to carry out team briefings, shift handovers and write concise reports
  • Experience with co-ordinating and supervising work activities including shift personnel
  • Must be able to demonstrate good organisational skills
  • Have a willingness to operate flexibly over a wide range of work areas
  • Ability to think logically and solve problems effectively and efficiently

Education and Experience:

  • HNCor equivalent
  • HND/Degree or equivalent
  • Proven track record in previous Manufacturing Shift Manager role
  • Proven track record working within Warehouse / Production / Distribution

Please note: Manufacturing / FMCG background essential. Day shifts 06:00 – 18:00 on a rolling rota. If you like the sound of this role and you feel that you meet the above requirements, please send your cv to FrossellDowning.


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