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Production Manager

Location:
Northwich
Department:
Manufacturing
Salary Details:
Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits Package
Advertising End Date:
30 Aug 2017
About The Role

As the Production Manager, you will take full responsibility for the day to day running of all operational production areas, ensuring the Health & Safety of all colleagues whilst maintaining and making improvements in all areas. You will be responsible for maintaining a balanced scorecard against KPIs to drive further growth across the site, to ensure we deliver great quality, in time, in full every time.

You will need to have a clear focus on yield in order to help maximise profits and will take a driven and focused approach to our Daily Review Meeting system to drive performance improvement.

You will work with our current teams to drive the Continuous Improvement Strategy, through colleague involvement and engagement.

You will have a direct reporting line of 2 shift managers within our Vegetable Department, alongside a Degree Apprentice. You will have overall responsibility for approximately 600 colleagues.

About our Gadbrook Produce Site

Gadbrook Manufacturing is a purpose built dual facility able to process both fruit and vegetables under the one roof. We produce over 120 million pack of fruit per year, 75,000 tonnes of root vegetable 12,000 tonnes of carrots per year. We run a 2 shift operation and employ over 500 colleagues. 

In December 2016, our site went through a £16 million investment and we now have the most efficient potato packing equipment in Europe - something we are immensely proud of!

Salary & Benefits

This job as a Production Manager offers a very competitive salary in line with current market rates. We will also offer you a fantastic benefits package; 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), cash allowance, a discount card for you and two friends or family members giving you each 10% off your shopping in Morrisons, Colleague Bonus Scheme, Single Healthcare Cover and competitive pension scheme. You’ll have access to a variety of high street discounts, as well as tonnes of flexible benefits.

About You

You will currently be working as a Production Manager/Operations Manager, or equivalent, within a fast-paced production environment. We are looking for a Production Manager with experience of working within a Potato/Root Veg facility that can really offer Morrisons the key specialism it needs within this role.

 

This position is very operational, and we are looking for someone who knows their spuds!  You will understand how to handle potatoes throughout the season in order to consistently deliver results on quality, freshness and crop optimisation.  A commercial understanding of end to end potato packing from field to shelf is essential and the ability to forward think in a reactive environment will be vital to ensure our customers consistently love our potatoes!

We would love for you to have a proven track record in an operational management role in particular delivering results, with a strong emphasis on leading, motivating and developing. Experience in leading and coaching managers to drive forward results and step change operational performance would also be a great advantage, and would be in line with the expectations of our current managers.

You will have a good working knowledge of the tools and techniques of Continuous Improvement and how to integrate them into a business. 

About The Company
You may already know that Morrisons is the UK’s 4th largest supermarket. But did you know that we’re also the UK’s 2nd largest fresh food manufacturer?
 
Our offering is unique, as unlike other supermarkets, we source and process over 90% of the fresh food that we sell in store.
 
We are proud to be the Yorkshire food retailer serving 11 million customers across the UK over nearly 500 stores and an online home delivery service.
 
Why Join Us?
 
We’ve a fantastic bunch of people who are at the top of their game in all kinds of fields. And in return for looking after our customers, we look after them with great rewards. Don’t just take our word for it, click here to hear from our colleagues about what life is really like at Morrisons.
 
 

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