Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bedfordshire, England
Salary: Up to £45000 per annum + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Reference: BBBH5221_1557756333
Contact Name: Victoria Mass
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 13, 2019 15:05

Job Description

CIRCA £42,000 - £45,000 + EXCELLENT BENEFITS

Reporting to the Site Manager, you will be responsible for leading, developing and managing the shift operations.

The successful Shift Manager will ensure a quality service is achieved, whilst maintaining continuity of supply to the customer, safely, in time and to budget.

The Role:

The role of the Shift Manager will include:

  • Using skills & knowledge, providing support to all teams throughout site
  • Working alongside other departments to identify training needs for development of team members.
  • Organising and facilitating daily department meetings, ensuring effective communications throughout.
  • Developing and presenting visual KPI's for team daily - including improvement plans.
  • Managing team performance delivery, including improvement plans - ensuring performance targets are achieved.
  • Leading and driving a H&S culture, using observation and feedback techniques and executing improvements.
  • Ensuring all disciplinaries, return to works, absence meetings are completed.
  • Full and effective handovers to next shift, to ensure continuity of communication.
  • Ensuring company policies and procedures are complied with and records are maintained.

The Person:

The ideal candidate for the role of Shift Manager should have the following:


  • Experience managing within a fast-paced automotive environment - with a good understanding of manufacturing operations.
  • Ability to effectively manage and monitor service level performance using KPIs
  • Experience of project management - LEAN and CI
  • Resource management experience to enable working within cost models
  • Excellent organisation skills, being able to prioritise, meet deadlines, multi-task and re-prioritise work and delegate
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, to build relationships at all levels and motivate a team to complete tasks from start to finish
  • An excellent customer service ethic, and an aptitude for problem solving lending itself to resolving customer queries and complaints
  • Positive team player and 'Can Do' attitude


  • IOSH Managing Safety qualification or higher
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety reporting procedures
  • Experience of devising Risk Assessment Method Statements.
  • Knowledge of internal and external audits, in line with ISO 9001, 14001, 45001
  • Lean knowledge and understanding

On offer:

  • £42,000-£45,000 DOE + Bonus
  • Pension
  • Life cover
  • Health insurance


Interviews are taking place over the next couple of weeks - so don't delay. We can't wait to meet you!

To find out more, click 'apply now' and send your CV directly to the recruiter

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