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Factory Manager

Gravesend, Kent
£70,000 to £80,000
Job Type
2 Sep 2022
Factory Manager £70,000 - £80,000 (DoE) Gravesend, Kent Job Reference: GG/11811 Overview This is an opportunity for an experienced and ambitious production professional to head up a brand-new factory for a hugely successful and growing food manufacturer. The Role The successful Factory Manager will have full responsibility for the day-to-day running of the factory operation. They will, Ensure all orders are completed in full every day Ensure all customer packs are produced in accordance with respective customers Quality Standards and meet quality specifications at first time of asking Right First Time. Ensure departmental focus on H&S, Food Safety, Covid Safety & Compliance and delivery of customer orders. Ensure daily production costs meet or beat budget targets day to day.Develop longer term plans to reduce cost of production. Represent the Production department ensuring appropriate levels of clear and timely communication up to the SLT, within the Production team and cross functionally. Work with the Production Improvement Manager to develop and deliver plans to improve performance in terms of either quality, cost or service. Develop and implement long terms plans relating to recruitment and staff development with particular regard to seasonal requirements of the business. Ensure that the production team is fully engaged with the company s Ways of Working to promote the company values at all times Create and drive initiatives to reduce waste within the business fruit, time, materials, energy etc. The Candidate Excellent leadership and people management skills. Well-developed problem solving, planning and decision-making skills. Excellent team working skills with proven ability to work collaboratively with a range of cross-functional teams, always putting the business needs as a priority. Commercial and financial acumen. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to negotiate and communicate with internal and external stakeholders. Ability to work well under pressure and proactively seek win/win solutions.Key Skill and Experience Requirements Minimum of 3 years experience as a Senior Manager in a food environment. Degree level food-based qualification. Experience of a high care, ready-to-eat environment Experience of managing a team and supporting and developing direct reports. Minimum IOSH preferably NEBOSH. Next Steps To apply for this role, please contact Gilbert Gregory at Silven on either (phone number removed), (phone number removed) or quoting reference GG/11811
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  • Job Reference: 702531691-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Silven Recruitment
    Silven Recruitment
  • Location: Gravesend, Kent
  • Salary: £70,000 to £80,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: depending on experience
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent