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Production Manager

by:  Irish Dog Foods

The job offer is available for the following event:

Job Purpose: Plan, lead direct, and monitor all production and maintenance activities to maximise the use of the organisation’s resources to deliver finished goods to customer demand and meet established production specifications and schedules.

Reports to: Factory Manager

Key Responsibilities:

The responsibilities associated with this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage all aspects of the performance of the production facility maximizing efficiencies and labour utilisation. 
  • Generation of all production / management data (such as downtime, waste, process sheets, non-conformances, on hold logs) and dealing with accordingly.
  • Maintain constant adherence to all company, customer and legal requirements regarding Food safety and Quality assurance. 
  • Liaise with maintenance on any issues identified that need to be addressed or with the Factory Manager if required. 
  • Chair the daily production meetings with relevant area supervisors, maintenance, quality and material supply teams. 
  • Ensure production parameters are optimised to produce quality product to specification each time. 
  • Ensure all costs are monitored and controlled to ensure operation within budgets. 
  • Ensure Lean and continuous improvement applied in all processes. 
  • Manage attendance, timekeeping, overtime, annual leave and monthly payroll. 
  • Conduct employee appraisals and probationary performance reviews as well as ongoing performance management.  
  • Deal with employee issues and disciplinary in conjunction with the Factory Manager / HR department. 
  • Energy and waste conservation / management.  
  • Offer suggestions / new initiatives to a changing / developing process and define SOP’s and training matrix as required. 
  • Ensure handling and use of all ingredients / finished product targets a zero-wastage approach and reduces and write off risk to the business. 

Skills / Qualifications / Experience

  • Manage all aspects of the performance of the production facility maximizing efficiencies and labour utilisation.
  • Generation of all production / management data (such as downtime, waste, process sheets, non-conformances, on hold logs) and dealing with accordingly.
  • Maintain constant adherence to all company, customer and legal requirements regarding Food safety and Quality assurance.
  • Liaise with maintenance on any issues identified that need to be addressed or with the Factory Manager if required.
  • Chair the daily production meetings with relevant area supervisors, maintenance, quality and material supply teams.
  • Ensure production parameters are optimised to produce quality product to specification each time.
  • Ensure all costs are monitored and controlled to ensure operation within budgets.
  • Ensure Lean and continuous improvement applied in all processes.
  • Manage attendance, timekeeping, overtime, annual leave and monthly payroll.
  • Conduct employee appraisals and probationary performance reviews as well as ongoing performance management. 
  • Deal with employee issues and disciplinary in conjunction with the Factory Manager / HR department.
  • Energy and waste conservation / management 
  • Offer suggestions / new initiatives to a changing / developing process, and define SOP’s and training matrix as required.
  • Ensure handling and use of all ingredients / finished product targets a zero-wastage approach and reduces and write off risk to the business.

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