Production Shift Manager

Cargill PLC
10 Mar 2018
23 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Cargill’s European poultry business is a leading supplier of food products to retail, foods service and food manufacturing customers in both European and global markets. By combining global market knowledge and experience with local market understanding and insight, Cargill’s European poultry business is committed to expanding its business and markets through innovation, and by creating real customer and consumer value in its products and services.

The Shift Manager will manage all staff and operational areas of a 24-person shift, in line with Cargill’s policies, procedures and applicable legislation. This includes producing quality products which meet customer requirements on time and to specification, in a safe and efficient manner to agreed cost standards. The Shift Manager will be required to deputize when needed in the absence of the Production Manager.

Main Tasks:

  • To coordinate, via Team Leaders, all operational shift personnel, to produce quality products to schedule, whilst maintaining a safe, efficient and cost effective operation with maximum utilisation of resources
  • Leading and engaging the employees on shift in alignment with Cargill strategies and operating plans
  • To create and maintain a safe and hygienic working environment through adherence to Cargill and legislative requirements and completing any health and safety documentation for the shift
  • To continually evaluate product quality in conjunction with the Quality Auditor, implementing the required corrective actions to attain the product quality to customer standards
  • Manage, motivate & empower operators, developing them to their full potential
  • Monitor, measure and report on production related process performance, including general issues to root cause
  • Ensuring company resources & support departments are used in an effective manner to ensure best operating costs
  • Accountable for all ensuring company policies, standards, processes are met and adhered to by all personnel on shift
  • Accountable for all aspects of the site at night, week-ends, or when there is no other senior management on site
  • To maximize improvement opportunities in all areas of control, through continual review of operations and by instigating improvements where necessary and drive through any changes
  • Control the shift’s costs by minimizing spend and waste, driving cost saving ideas where appropriate and have an awareness of the budget for their shift in regards to labour and material cost control
  • Liaise with the HR department to select and develop operational personnel and to ensure that a developmental programme is in place to train and motivate individuals to achieve performance and quality targets


  • 5 GCSE’s (including English and Maths ) or equivalent
  • NVQ level 4 in management or equivalent
  • Proven production management experience from the food industry/ FMCG
  • Excellent leadership skills; communicate clear objectives, provide feedback, suggests improvement for individual performance
  • Excellent change management skills; Adapts to changing business needs, introduce new ways of thinking and behaving, and has experience in applying new ideas
  • Comfortable to manage ambiguity
  • Customer focused and achievement driven
  • Practical approach to problem solving & timely solution execution
  • Manage conflicting priorities within tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and present to different levels of the business
  • Excellent organization skills to set priorities
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data to give meaningful reports and actions

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