Area Manager

  • Department Operations
  • Business Meals
  • Product Ready Meals
  • Location Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
  • Job Ref7324
  • Contract Full Time
  • Posted 03/12/2019
  • Expiry 27/12/2019

We are currently recruiting for an Area Manager based at our Brooksby Foods site, on a Twilight shift pattern Monday - Friday (37.5 hours)

Brooksby Foods is part of the Samworth Brothers Group, a 4th generation family business that prides itself on looking after its people and producing high quality products. We are always looking for outstanding people, with great attitudes and an openness to learning to join our family. The size of our business enables us to support career development and progression that will help our people fulfil their potential.

Job Opportunity

Reporting to the Production Manager you, will be instrumental in managing the day-to-day and longer-term activities of your department. This will involve accountability for attaining daily production plans whilst effectively managing your resources in line with the business’s KPIs and ensuring adherence to GMP standards.

  • Lead the staff in the department or line to become a motivated and engaged team, through organisation of job rotation, conducting personal reviews, staff training, coaching, appropriate delegation and regular communication of team performance.
  • Achievement of KPI’s in relation to production efficiencies, people, quality and profitability, through a continuous improvement approach and the manufacturing pillar plan
  • You will be able to plan, structure and organise work in order to set relevant objectives, key logical plans, prioritise critical tasks and monitor progress.
  • Co-ordination of permanent and temporary labour during shift
  • Ensure that all required Health & Safety checks are carried out

The Right Person

You will be someone who is self-motivated and focussed on the customer. You will demonstrate initiative and ownership. You value others and their contribution and enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues. You will be flexible and adaptable to change. In addition, you will have the following skills:

  • Experience in a supervisory / management capacity within a chilled food environment.
  • Hands-on experience of running a department within food production
  • Commercial awareness and a strong commitment towards quality and customer service
  • A resilient, credible leadership style with the ability to inspire, coach and develop your team
  • Good understanding of HACCP
  • Knowledge and experience of managing absence, performance and conduct issues
  • Level 3 or above Food Safety is desirable
  • Level 2 and IOSH or above Health and Safety

 What We Have To Offer

We provide a terrific range of benefits including great facilities with onsite parking and subsidised restaurants, as well as an excellent retirement savings plan (pension), private health cover (subject to terms and conditions) and a discount scheme ‘Quality Life’ that provides savings at supermarkets, high street retailers and a host of leisure outlets.

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