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Production Shift Manager

Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: Middlesbrough, UK, NYK, GB

Company: Glanbia

Join the world’s No. 1 Sports Nutrition company and help millions of people achieve their performance & lifestyle goals!

Glanbia Performance Nutrition are the world’s leading premium sports nutrition company with Optimum Nutrition and SlimFast brands in the portfolio today. We are also the fastest growth driver within Glanbia group with a revenue ambition of $2bn in 2022 and are a values’ led organisation focused on driving sustainable business performance the right way.


The opportunity where you will make an impact:
We are now looking for an experienced Production Shift Manager to join the team at our Middlesbrough site where we manufacture both protein bars and powders in multiple packaging formats for distribution across the UK and EMEA.
As Production Shift Manager, you will be responsible for managing all resources, within a safe & healthy environment delivering on both short, medium and long term production targets.
You will drive high standards of safety, food safety & product quality, through the consistent delivery of housekeeping, hygiene, manufacturing process control & training requirements across the shift teams.  You will act as a champion for World Class manufacturing and embed a culture of continuous improvement throughout your team to beat the cost of goods targets by providing strong and consistent leadership.


Health, Safety & Welfare
• The health, safety and welfare of our colleagues is paramount and you must promote and support a safe working environment and foster a culture of “safety first” at all times.

Brand Integrity & Legality
• Maintaining the integrity of our products and therefore the business itself is an absolute.  You must ensure this is always the case, as we never knowingly compromise product safety.

Food Safety & Product Quality
• You must strive for the highest possible standards of quality in our processes, products and people delivering and maintaining a strong agenda on Food Safety.

People / Structure / Team Development
• You must develop and lead your teams to ensure success in achieving customer, business and individual targets, whilst building a sense of pride and fun in to what we do.
• You must be able to foster independent thinking and the application of individual empowerment within your teams to ensure issues that arise are dealt with at pace & within the business procedures and if they cannot be, that they are then escalated at the appropriate time to gain broader support.

• Good quality communications at the right time will ensure the highest standards of teamwork from all your colleagues at all levels within the business and make certain we are all pulling together in the right direction.

Planning & Control
• You must maintain a structured approach leading the delivery of the production plan whilst working constructively across all functions to deliver success to defined operational KPIs.

Cost & Efficiencies
• As head of a production team the effect you have on the profitability of the business is almost unrivalled. Standards must be met consistently to achieve the cost base necessary to continue our growth and drive world class performance, whilst always striving to find a better way across the pillars that support the business.


What you will bring to GPN:
• Previous food industry not essential but advantageous
• A relevant degree is desirable together with Advanced Food Hygiene, Health & Safety (NEBOSH / IOSH), HACCP Certification, Lean Manufacturing or 6 Sigma Certification.
• Computer literacy (Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook)
• Experience using SAP desirable
• Strong interpersonal skills and decision making
• Strong people management skills to motivate employees and manage relationships to good effect
• Experienced in managing change and driving improvements with tangible results


What we would like to offer you:

• The opportunity to advance your career in a dynamic organisation that is expanding globally and is at the forefront of the healthy lifestyle macro trend
• The ability to work as part of an energetic, fast moving team based in Middlesbrough who are expanding quickly
• Other benefits to include; pension and an employee discount on all GPN products
• International career opportunities as part of a truly global organisation

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.