Manufacturing Shift Manager (Mat Leave Cover)

Manufacturing Shift Manager (Mat Leave Cover)

Job Title: Manufacturing Shift Manager (Mat Leave Cover)
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15145/001_1543330362
Contact Name: Sharon McDonough
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 27, 2018 14:52

Job Description

Manufacturing Shift Engineer

12 Month FTC


Shifts pattern (4 days, 4 off, 4 nights, 4 off)

Do you have experience as a Manufacturing Manager who can offer a wealth of knowledge about process? Are you a lateral problem solver? Experienced in the food production sector with a desire to contribute to operational excellence?

My client, a world-renowned food production organisation has grown significantly with aggressive plans for further growth throughout 2020. Due to this, there is a need for a Manufacturing Shift Manager to join the process team, giving special attention to liquid processing for a 12 months period. This is a maternity leave cover contract.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has experience with in the food sector in a similar position working with liquid processing to hit the ground running and prove themselves in a fast paces and challenging environment.

Responsibilities of the Manufacturing Shift Manager:

  • Leadership of Process Operators and coordinators.
  • Creating a link between Line management and shop floor management.
  • Escalating issues before problems arise, proactive approach to process management.
  • continuous improvement activities.
  • Creating and delivering development plans.
  • Creating succession pathways and recruitment.
  • Visible presence within the production environment, visiting work stations, helping lower level operators with issues, immediate or ongoing.
  • Coaching, training and developing front line team members, in problem solving, rout cause analysis, operational excellence, Continuous improvement.
  • Enabling team to create and deliver operational excellence opportunities aligned to Objectives, goals, strategies and measures
  • Encourages others to seeks out improvement opportunities within the workplace.
  • Take ownership and delivers on Operational Excellence projects and drives Operational Excellence opportunities through team.
  • Supports team to demonstrate Operational Excellence contribution through personal development plans.
  • People management including delivery of performance review, development and coaching of team, dealing with employee relations issues.
  • Create purpose and direction around Objectives, goals, strategies and measures deliverables.
  • Health and safety commitment and corrective actions.

Key skills of the Manufacturing Shift Manager:

  • Previous of working within a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of Food processing highly advantageous.
  • People management experience.
  • The ability to coach and mentor.
  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety processes and procedures.
  • Exposure to lean manufacturing techniques would be beneficial.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • High-level problem-solving capability and facilitation skills
  • Deep knowledge of Operational Excellence, coaching team on use of the principles and tools

At Morgan Ryder we can provide you with a full range of employment opportunities from short term and fixed term temporary vacancies to permanent positions.

We recruit for companies that operate in the following industries: Food and Drink Manufacturers, FMCG, Packaging, Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace, Warehousing, Logistics, Waste Management, Petro Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Power & Renewable Energy.