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Location
Alconbury
Department
Production
Advertising Salary
Rate Of Pay £13.10 p/h, Overtime Rate £16.38 p/h

About The Role

As a Section Leader you will manage the day to day activities within production to deliver an efficient operation to ensure that customers’ orders are produced on time, safely, to the correct standard of quality and at or below budgeted cost.

Core Business Responsibilities:
  • Ensure all processes are done in a safe manner
  • Drive production lines to fulfil daily customer orders in the most cost-effective way, whilst meeting their specifications
  • Motivate and develop team to achieve and maintain key performance indicators daily providing feedback when required
  • Liaise with quality and technical departments to make sure all customers quality specification are met and maintained
  • Aiming for continuing improvement and support the business with projects
  • Health and Safety and reporting near misses/hazards through the correct process, escalation and management, ensure all reported issues are followed through; risk assessment completion
  • KPI's knowledge, interpretation, adherence and excellent problem solving. Sets up KPI's for the day and be able to relay this information
  • Can easily and appropriately convey packhouse processes to external customer or auditor
  • Leadership skills are clear with sound team feedback
  • Basic manufacturing knowledge i.e. LEAN manufacturing, CI - Yellow belt. Gets involved in projects leads 5s
  • Works on downtime reduction and RAPID changeovers
  • Be able to complete thorough investigation, 5 Why and make recommendations
  • Start to be involved in discipline and people management – investigations, return to work
  • Quality Standards are observed including defects and concerns. These are highlighted to Shift Manager immediately
  • Fully competent and trained in Rubicon disciplines. Can manage work order accuracy and stock management, can run reports
  • Raw material and finish goods specification knowledge
  • For the grape lines Senior Section Leader must fully understand and manage Marco
  • Excellent problem solving and can-do attitude
  • Always follow processes and ensure others follow too, always challenges individuals
  • Excellent problem solving and people management
  • Takes full ownership for role and tasks in hand. Ensures that team are meeting the business values and role accountabilities
  • Leads a team, ensure performance and manages / escalates when performance is not to standard
  • Actively takes part in business briefings and delivers shift huddles

About You

Skills and Experience:
  • Experienced leader with a proven track record
  • Knowledge of a foreign language desirable
  • Experience within a food produce environment is highly desirable
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills
  • Be able to work in a KPI driven environment and have experience working to KPI’s
  • Excellent communications skills both verbal and written
  • Good PC skills especially excel
  • IOSH qualification desirable
  • Train the trainer desirable
  • Food Hygiene Level 3
Attributes:
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Team player
  • Positive, ‘can do’ attitude
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

About Us

AM FRESH UK is based in Alconbury and currently building their own state of the art facility – fresh, new and ready to showcase a variety of high-tech automation to serve the packing of fresh fruit and vegetables to major retailers. The business has invested heavily in to this facility which further demonstrates the growth plans for the Group. AM FRESH employs around 500 people and around 250 agency staff a day operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a 4o4o shift pattern.

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