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Business Unit Leader

date posted 22/02/18

Sector Manufacturing and Production

Rate of Pay: Negotiable

Location: Ballymena

Job Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Hours per week: 40

Job Type: Permanent

Job Criteria:


  • Minimum of 3 years' proven senior management and leadership experience within a FMCG manufacturing environment.
  • Proven people management experience i.e. managing a team through effective use of performance reviews, coaching, training and disciplinary procedures as required.
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to demonstrate a track record of delivering sustainable change initiatives and results
  • Commercial acumen


  • Food processing knowledge
  • HACCAP experience
  • 3rd level education
  • IOSH qualification

Job Duties:


  • Deliver on site PIP's and KPI's within allocated budget.

Health & Safety

  • Understand the Moy Park Health & Safety Policy, Company Safety Rules and Statutory requirements applying to all operations within the unit.


  • Full accountability for technical KPIs ensuring that the company standards are maintained while also meeting the customer expectations.
  • Engage with Technical colleagues and cross functional leads and participate with Technical projects to ensure 'best in class' is always achieved.

Production performance and KPIs

  • Deliver improved production efficiencies ensure factory variances are achieved within the specific area.
  • Assist in the implementation of a process that ensures full optimisation of labour.


  • Develop, train, coach and motivate the Unit Team and operatives in conjunction with the various departments.
  • Always lead by example demonstrating business values (Determination, Simplicity, Availability, Humility, Ownership, Sincerity, Discipline).

Continuous Improvement

  • Evaluate, utilise, deploy and embed a range of continuous improvement and lean techniques to deliver operational excellence.


  • Optimise energy usage, looking at opportunities for energy reduction and carbon footprint reduction.
  • Monitor and control any negative environmental impact arising from the processes within your area of responsibility

Benefits include:

  • Car Park
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Pension - Hourly 1% by employee & 1% by employer / Salaried 3% by employee & 4% by employer
  • Life Assurance - Hourly 2* annual salary / Salaried 4* annual salary
  • Holidays - working a 5 day week = 33 days Inc. of Christmas day - this will be pro-rated depending on shift patterns
  • Factory Shop
  • Company Discount
  • Company Support
  • Wellbeing weeks held twice a year

Additional Information:

This Business Unit Leader position is in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

For more information regarding this role please call us on 028 9032 2511 and ask to speak to Nicole.


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