Factory Shift Manager

Ref: FSM-H-S-54658
City/Region: Suffolk
Salary: Competitive

Shift: Evenings- 3.15pm to 11.15pm Monday to Thursday and 2.30pm to 10.30pm Fridays

The role holder will co-ordinate the operational management of the high care products department at our Haverhill site. They will be expected to optimise profitability in conjunction with short and long-term business strategies, goals and objectives, fulfilling customer requirements and expectations in terms of delivery, efficiency and quality.

Key responsibilities:

Engage actively with other department managers to ensure the future success of the organisation, providing leadership and direction to the business

Plan, develop and implement operational strategies maximising the efficiency of manufacturing within cost budget levels and compliance within company policies and statutory legislation, without compromising safety, hygiene, quality, quantity and cost

Lead, manage and provide guidance to the team ensuring individual objectives are aligned with the achievement of manufacturing objectives, specifications and standards

Develop, implement and monitor appropriate financial controls and operational KPI's so that production continually meets or beats financial performance commitments

Recommend purchasing of capital equipment, changes in product design, facilities, methods and cost-effective technology to maximise production

Drive a continuous improvement philosophy by utilizing GMP/TPS principles, tools and methodologies across all areas and aspects of the area to improve business performance

Create and lead the execution of projects to ensure consistent management of costs and eliminate gaps in meeting the overall manufacturing strategy

Ensure standards for product quality, hygiene, equipment, technical, and operator performance are strictly maintained and adhered to achieve customer satisfaction specifications and achieve optimal service levels within agreed cost budgets

Responsible for ensuring the process department is in full compliance with all health & safety and environment legislation and all staff within the function are fully trained to meet the requirements of the job being carried out

Skills, qualifications and experience:

Proven leadership, coaching and management experience and be able to demonstrate people and performance management experience

Knowledge of good manufacturing practise

IOSH managing safely- (essential)

Accident and incident investigation-(essential)

Educated to ILM level 3 or equivalent in food manufacturing - (advantageous)

Six sigma skills-(advantageous)

Ability to conduct and respond to internal audits

HACCP level 3 standard

Knowledge of hygiene and health & safety standard

Proactive health and safety is a prerequisite to employment at Karro Foods. All roles have a responsibility to demonstrate commitment to the companies' health and safety goals, and as such it forms an essential component of all job descriptions, at all levels.

Benefits include:

Competitive salary

33 days holiday per year (including public holidays)

Competitive contributory pension

Life assurance scheme funded by Karro

At Karro we are dedicated to rewarding and enriching the careers of the people who work for us. If you are hardworking, willing to get involved and respond well to a challenging and fast-moving environment, then you will find Karro to be a well-matched employer who will support you at every turn and reward your dedication with support, development and long-term career prospects.

About Karro:

Karro is a leading producer of both fresh and cooked pork products with c. 4,500 employees over 14 sites across the UK and Ireland. The business supplies to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers globally. We have full production chain visibility and our pork is eaten by millions of consumers every year.

Karro is part of the Eight Fifty Group which with the acquisitions of Youngs and Greenland Seafood is now one of the UK's leading multi-protein food businesses, with sites across the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany and France and sales of circa £1.9 billion

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