Production Manager

Location Cornwall
Discipline: Industrial & Manufacturing
Job type: Permanent - Full Time
Salary: £35,000 - £50,000
Contact name: Danielle Hubbard Assoc CIPD
Contact email:

Are you an experienced and driven Production Manager, looking for a new challenge within a well-established food business?
My client is looking for an committed and improvement-focused individual to join their production team to enhance development and product output.
If you're based in Cornwall already, that's the ideal scenario, however, if you're looking to establish a secure position prior to relocating, this could be the perfect opportunity to do so.

Offering a competitive salary, reflective of experience. Working hours will include 12 hour shifts and weekends, so flexibility is essential.

So, what does the role involve?

  • Daily leadership to key production areas, overseeing and managing operations and ensure efficient and timely processing of fresh produce.

  • Develop and implement plans, schedules and workflows to optimise efficiency towards targets, working closely with the technical, procurement and logistics departments.

  • Ensure KPIs are managed, hygiene standards are maintained and drive a continuous improvement culture.

  • Maintain accurate production records, reports and documentation of audits, whilst delivering exceptional service for all producers and customers.

  • Continuously motivate the team, driving team engagement, training and development to align with the business values.

  • Operate production lines alongside your team, leading from the front when required.

Before you take the next step and APPLY, this is what they're looking for in their new Production Manager:

  • Proven experience as a Production leader within the food manufacturing industry.

  • Passion for developing teams, empowering and getting the best out of people.

  • Ability to set targets, manage KPIs and deliver results, supported by a positive track record in outcomes focused business planning, forecasting and managing risk.

  • Ability to work well under pressure with high attention to detail.

If you're a little unsure, or apprehensive about leaving a role or relocating, don't hesitate to apply anyway. The first step will be a confidential chat to help you decide if this could be the right role for you.

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