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Location
Alconbury
Department
Production
Advertising Salary
£ Competitive

About The Role

An exciting opportunity has arise for a Shift Manager to lead our production staff to deliver a quality and customer focused efficient packing operation on a day to day basis ensuring that production is planned for the products to be packed on time to meet scheduled collection times and budgetary constraints.
  • Accountable for the end to end management of business unit from managing efficiency, productivity, operational, people planning and budget management.
  • Management and development of people, ensuring that team issues are resolved effectively and decisions are consistent and in line with company policy.
  • Work with the operations and planning teams to ensure the correct stock is available for production on time and with the correct quantities
  • Manage specific shift within the Packhouse and supporting departments to achieve operational targets & ensure procedures are adhered to.
  • Champion a culture of “world class” performance through the implementation of Lean manufacturing techniques in order to improve quality, safety and reduce costs.  
  • Develop and maintain a highly competent and engaged team through by use of a written training matrix and competency testing in order to maintain a high skill base during weekends, holidays or increased shift levels, ensuring that customer service levels and production efficiencies are maintained
  • Develop and maintain safe working practices, operating and quality procedures within the pack house and ensure that a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained at ALL times.
  • Carry out all investigatory & disciplinary action as and when required.
  • Control staff holidays and working rotas.
  • Monitor daily performance of the packhouse and taking a proactive approach to improve underperforming areas through coaching, training and redeployment of skills as necessary.
  • Lead and encourage active participations in daily meetings, reporting/ highlighting any areas of concern. Innovate new ways of working utilising the current framework and add value.
  • Overall responsibility of the operation and management system ensuring SLAs and KPIs are met and costs are controlled.
  • Ensure that the raw material elements of Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP System”) are fully utilised and information is maintained in line with company procedures with up to date / accurate stock count.
  • Conduct 1:1 meetings with direct reports and invest time in coaching and succession planning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to problem solve through effective root cause analysis.
  • To work cross functionally with all operational departments and support when required to ensure an overall smooth operation.

About You

Essential Skills/Experience

  • Production management experience from a FMCG background. 
  • Working with agency labour providers and agency team members from various cultural backgrounds.
  • A working knowledge of Warehouse management systems such as Rubicon would be an advantage.
  • Experience within a management role within production environment is essential along with operating within a KPI’s driven structure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
  • Proven experience in driving through continuous improvement activities.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Excellent leadership, problem solving and analysis skills

About Us

AMK Fresh Services is a newly created business owned by AM FRESH to manage the packing, warehousing and distribution of products to Tesco within the UK. We have built a new state-of-the-art chilled fresh produce facility in Peterborough which employs around 500 people and around 200 agency staff a day operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a 4on 4off shift pattern.
We are proud to have supported Tesco with their Citrus, Grape plus other fresh fruit & vegetable  offerings for a number of years and this new facility and partnership takes this relationship further as we look to expand our product range with Tesco for the next 10 years.

Values

Our values live in our minds and our hearts. We commit to the highest ethical standards and a strong stewardship for the progress of the food industry in benefit of consumers, communities, partners and the land.

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