Production Manager

Location Newry
Discipline: Food Production
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £37,000 Per Annum
Job ref: J112027
Published: about 1 month ago

We are seeking a Production Manager for our client based in Newry.

The production manager will supervise and organise the preparation and production of food in within a fast paced food production environment. You will be supervising the production team, ensuring monitoring and maintenance of high levels of food quality and packing. You will have a direct, hands-on approach to managing the team and resolving day to day production issues.

Salary: £37,000 Per Annum

Working Hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm OR Sunday to Thursday 6am - 3pm

Job Type: Full time, permanent

Job Duties:

- Proactively manage the production team to adhere to strict food hygiene rules and ensure the daily production is delivered.

- Hold regular performance reviews and set objectives for all production staff

- Develop a good work ethic among the production staff, encouraging mutual trust, respect, and cooperation

- Liaise and negotiate with customers and suppliers

- Respond to any management/customer/supplier queries quickly and effectively

- Analyse data or information identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts

- Organise, plan and prioritise work developing specific goals and plans to accomplish work

- Record, store, or maintain information in written or electronic form

- Administration of Production staff holidays / sickness / absence/ discipline and grievance

- Ensure all production equipment and utensils are thoroughly cleaned in compliance with company policy

- Be constantly aware of any possible hazards and report these to your supervisor immediately

- Manage Production staff work schedules

- Knowledge of company procedures and product control standards, instructing Production staff on these procedures and setting an example for the team

- Have a knowledge of all training manuals, ensuring the production staff comply with them at all times

- Ensure Production staff check and weigh all raw materials, ensuring accuracy

- Supervise quality checks on products produced, for example, the size and weight of the finished product, use by date, packaging

Job Criteria:

- Good Communication Skills in English (interpersonal, listening, written and oral) and a working knowledge of English

- Experience of supervising/managing a team

- Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making abilities

- Good planning, organisational and time management skills

- Experience of Food Hygiene and importance of good Health and Safety practice and procedures

- Good basic physical fitness for a physically demanding role

- Be trustworthy and reliable

- Proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software, e-mail and the internet

- The ability to work as part of team and make a positive contribution

- Ability to take accountability, make decisions and work on own initiative without supervision

- A flexible approach to work to meet the needs of the business and the role

Additional Information:

This Production Manager position is in Newry, Northern Ireland. You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role.

If you are interested, please send your CV to or call 028 3839 3333 and ask for Madona for more information.