Factory Manager, Factory General Manager, Production Manager

Factory Manager, Factory General Manager, Production Manager


Factory Manager – Fresh Food / Fresh Produce – London

Salary: £60,000 – £70,000 per annum based on experience

Due to continued growth and significant contract wins, our client, a BRCGS grade AA site specializing in prepared ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook foods, is seeking an experienced Factory Manager to lead their dynamic team. Reporting to the Technical and Manufacturing Director, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth operation of their factory.

Key Responsibilities:

* Lead and manage a team of circa 60 staff members across shifts, ensuring operational excellence.
* Coordinate the factory to meet daily production targets, quality standards, and safety requirements.
* Implement Continuous Improvement processes and drive major change programs for long-term growth.
* Collaborate with cross-functional departments to ensure effective communication and problem resolution.
* Analyse production data to identify and resolve issues, focusing on cost-effective operations and waste reduction.
* Administer holiday shift patterns, HR liaison, and handle other ad-hoc tasks as necessary.

Key Requirements:

* Minimum GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English and Mathematics; Degree in Business Administration, Industrial Management, Logistics, or related field (Desirable).
* Proven management experience in Manufacturing or Production, especially in fresh food processing.
* HACCP and food safety management training experience.
* Solid process efficiency, redesign skills, and change management experience.
* Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; knowledge of ERP/MRP software (Desirable).
* Excellent communication skills, relationship-building, and leadership experience.
* Ability to work under pressure, challenge processes, and think strategically.


* Competitive salary
* Annual Discretionary Bonus.
* 28 days inclusive of Bank Holidays.
* Group Personal Pension Plan.
* Retail Discount membership.
* Health Care Cash Plan membership.
* Further company-tailored benefits through service and commitment.

Working Hours:

* Any 5 out of 7 days, 40 hours per week.
* Core Hours: 6.00 am to 11.00 pm.
* Flexibility required for occasional evening, night, and weekend working.

If you’re interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity apply now!!

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