January 19

Production Shift Manager

January 19
Our client is an industry leading expert within the agricultural science space, part of a £multimillion, global business with manufacturing sites worldwide, they focus on innovative and sustainable crop protection technologies.   We are currently recruiting for a Production Shift Manager for their site based in Deeside. The role will provide strong leadership, strategic direction, management in the operations area of the manufacturing site by providing clear vision/direction and ensuring effective use of the resources of the supervised shift. Ensuring manufacture of products to agreed standards and timeframes.   This role is working Monday – Friday on a weekly shift (0600-1400/1400-2200)   Key Responsibilities  
  • Provide management, direction leadership and coaching of the shift production team, auditing and coordination ensuring all plant equipment is operated in a safe and efficient manner whilst meeting expected quality standards
  • Provides appropriate support and direction that assures effective use of resources
  • Promotes a culture of continuous improvement
  • Ensures that cost management systems and cost improvement projects are in place and properly used in order to maintain a low cost, high efficiency, competitive position
  • Develops, maintains and suggests improvements within SAP production system by monitoring bills of materials, recipes and outputs
  • Responsible for housekeeping maintenance and optimisation through Lean and 5S programs
  • Acts as a ‘Main Site Incident Controller’. Training and involvement with development and execution of emergency scenarios and procedures
  • Agree, own and deliver daily/weekly/monthly production targets
  • Ensure effective communication with the team including briefings, TBTs as necessary
  • Responsibility for COMAH compliance on an Environmental permitted site
  • To be flexible to the developing and changing needs of the role and adapt accordingly
  • Take ownership of/and deliver within defined timeframes the production area objectives and targets
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve production problems
  Key Competencies/Qualifications and Experience  
  • Supervisory/leadership experience within a process manufacturing environment i.e. Food, Chemicals, Plastics etc. (COMAH experience would be ideal)
  • Chemistry/Chemical/Manufacturing/Chemical Engineering qualification i.e. HNC/HND – Degree would be advantageous
  •  Lean/5S would be ideal
  • General working knowledge of plant engineering, quality assurance practices and environmental management
  • Able to manage and facilitate change by encouraging engagement and participation from team members. Leading a pipeline of improvement initiatives
  • Exceptional organisational and planning skills
  • Good IT skills including SAP (Training can be provided) Microsoft packages
  This role will suit a proactive, driven and ambitious supervisor/leader who is looking to own their own and their teams development, someone who is keen to take ownership and improve upon current practices with a an eye for their own personal progression.   In return our client is offering a competitive salary and benefits package.   Please apply via the link below or contact Stuart Tomkinson directly.
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