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Production Operations Manager

Job Description

Our client a fresh produce distribution company in London are looking for an Production Operations Manager to join their team.
The working hours for this role are a night shift pattern working Sunday - Friday. 
The main aim of this role is to ensure that daily production process is correctly executed according to the company high quality standards and that H&S rules and internal work procedures are strictly followed by all production staff. This position will manage the production lines and ensure they run as efficiently as possible and ensure that products are fit for purpose for customer expectations.  The Line Leaders of the production lines will report to the Production Assistant Manager.
Main responsibilities:
  • Drive the production lines to ensure we are maximising efficiencies without compromising produce quality and our packing method
  • Liaise on quality issues with the Line Leaders on a daily basis
  • React on time to any produce quality issues highlighted by the Production and Quality Managers and feedback given by production staff;
  • Carry out the training of new packers joining the business (production line, produce selection, etc.)
  • Carrying out a daily and continuous count of all products packed
  • Liaise with the Load Controller and the responsible Line Leader regarding the separation and control of different types of products, ensuring that the volume of products is correct, including High Risk products when existent
  • Reporting to the Production Manager any issues occurred regarding employees
  • Reporting to the Quality Manager any quality issues detected in any products
  • Continuous monitoring of any missing baskets, reporting issues to the Production Manager
  • Supporting the Production Manager with other tasks required by the business
  • Managing left-over products or products returned
  • Preparing daily paperwork
  • Supervising post-production activities
  • Supervise night staff working hours, start, finish and break times
  • Carry out weekly Line Leaders’ meetings
Required skills:
  • A keen attention to detail and a willingness to strive for excellence is essential
  • Experience in fresh produce/food manufacturing position
  • Experience in people supervising/managing role
  • Tenacious profile person
  • Leadership and capacity to command production staff when Production Manager is away
  • Organized   and methodical person with a “Hands-on” attitude
  • Good communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Excellent numerical skills

The working hours are 40 hours per week, approximately:

Sun-Mon:               10pm – 7am

Mon-Tue:               11pm – 7am

Tue-Wed:               11pm – 9am

Wed-Thu:             11pm – 7am

Fri:                           6am – 11am