Production Manager

  • Job Reference: SWR2694
  • Date Posted: 30 April 2021
  • Recruiter: Munchy Seeds
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Salary: £32,000 to £35,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: (depending on experience)
  • Sector: Management and Executive Positions, Manufacturing, Production & Operatives
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Production Manager – If you are hardworking, energetic and enjoy leading a team and working in a fun- loving environment you could be the Production Manager we are looking for!

Munchy Seeds is a well-established business specialising in the blending flavouring and roasting of healthy seed snacks and sprinkles.  We are searching for a Production Manager to join our busy family run manufacturing site in Leiston, Suffolk.

Your overall responsibility is the day-to-day management of a small production team.  This is a hands-on role reporting to the MD.  You will work closely with the Owners and Technical Manager to ensure the smooth running of the site and continued expansion of the business.

Some of the key responsibilities will include:

  • Plan production & oversee all production matters including full management & responsibility of the production team e.g., recruitment & appraisal.
  • Work with our Technical Manager to ensure new & existing employees receive appropriate training.
  • Monitor and report production timings, implement efficiencies where possible.
  • Set and monitor production targets.
  • Ensure machine maintenance & cleaning schedules are adhered to.
  • Manage staffing levels, holiday cover and work closely with HR on employment matters.

To be considered for this role the successful candidate must have experience gained within a food and drink or similar production environment.  You will have management experience as a Team Leader, Leading Hand, or Production Line Manager. Your excellent communication skills will enable you to interact with both work colleagues and customers. As well as strong IT skills, including experience of Outlook, Word & Excel, you will be familiar with ERP systems.  Forklift driving experience, ideally a current licence. 

This is a full-time role working 45 hours a week (Monday – Friday), and in return we are offering a salary of £32,000 - £35,000 (depending on experience).

If you are looking to work for a fun and vibrant business, you should definitely apply!  To be considered for this role, please forward an up-to-date CV, we look forward to hearing from you.


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Additional keywords: Team Leader, Production Line Manager, Charge hand, Leading Hand, Production Supervisor, Shift Manager, Shift Supervisor, Site Manager, Plant Manager

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