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Factory Manager

Full Time

Birtwistles Food Group

Factory Manager Irlam

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Are you an experienced Production Manager, Factory Manager or Operations Manager looking for a new challenge within a busy factory environment?

A rapidly expanding successful group that encompasses all aspects of the meat trade is recruiting for a Factory Manager for our site in Irlam, Manchester. Our business, which is a catering butcher, has over 100 years’ experience in the meat and farming industries. All products are prepared in the factory daily to each customer’s specifications, packaged and labelled to and above legislation, and then delivered direct throughout the UK.

We pride ourselves on being a people-focused business. Our goal is to support our team in achieving their career goals. We do this by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope, and pace of change.

Our culture is the foundation of our business and is reflected in our Mission, Vision, and Values statements.

The main purpose of this role is to ensure the effective running of all aspects of the dayshift operation. 

The purpose of this role is to ensure the smooth day to day running of all aspects of production as detailed below:

Key responsibilities of the Factory Manager include:

  • To prepare and plan the production for the whole factory, including meat cutting, poultry production, portion control, burger and sausage manufacturing, together with the mince and dice production.
  • To meet KPI targets both agreed and set with the General Manager and Operations Director.
  • To liaise daily with the technical department
  • Responsibility for a full costing & yield programme by department
  • To report to weekly management meetings on all aspects of the production performance
  • To liaise with individual team leaders overseeing any production issues
  • To work with the Sales and New Product Development Team on menu development ideas
  • To work to and deliver agreed budget targets for costs and head counts
  • To administrate holiday shift patterns in accordance with company policy ensuring that all necessary cover is in place
  • To liaise with HR regarding timekeeping, absences, complying with the company absence procedure and policy, discipline, and grievances.
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We would welcome applications for this Factory Manager position from candidates with the following skills: Manager, Factory Manager, Operations, Production, Packing, Leadership, Training, Coaching, Production Manager, Factory, Time Management, Teamwork, Supervisor, HR, KPIs, Reporting, Communication.

Benefits

  • Staff sales
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Employee of the month bonus
  • On-site car parking
  • Free health checks

Additional Information

Working Monday to Friday, 06.00 – 16.00 and one Saturday morning in three. However, the role will also require some flexibility in the working hours to meet the needs of the business.

Essential Skills

No formal qualifications are required for this role and full training will be provided however it would be advantageous if you have management or supervisory experience in an operations or production, and fast-paced environment, and significant experience supervising or managing staff.

  • You should have the ability to work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to lead from the front
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with managers in other areas of the business, to deliver the common goals of the business in terms of profitability and provision of agreed service levels to customers
  • Willingness to embrace change and develop skills within your team
  • A strong commercial understanding of the business

Desired Skills

Experience in the food/meat industry would be advantageous for this Factory Manager position.

About Company

Birtwistle’s started life as a family butcher over 100 years ago. Since then, the business has changed dramatically and none more so than in recent years.

In 2003 MJ Birtwistle & Co Ltd was established and marked the start of a new era in our history. Since then, growth has been dramatic, with the business expanding from one site at Worsley to 8 sites across the UK.

We’re always looking for great people to come and work with us. If you’ve got the right passion, drive and will to succeed then we’ll nurture it and give you the opportunities to forge a successful career at Birtwistle’s.

Essential Requirements

No formal qualifications are required for this role and full training will be provided however it would be advantageous if you have management or supervisory experience in an operations or production, and fast-paced environment, and significant experience supervising or managing staff.

  • You should have the ability to work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to lead from the front
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with managers in other areas of the business, to deliver the common goals of the business in terms of profitability and provision of agreed service levels to customers
  • Willingness to embrace change and develop skills within your team
  • A strong commercial understanding of the business

COVID-19 Factory Manager Irlam

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