Job Description

Production Manager - Ingredients: Co. Cork

Ref No: DT18150

County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

Production Manager – Ingredients: County Cork.
The overall purpose of this role is to ensure that production targets (safety, quality, volume, costs) are consistently met through the effective management of people and processes.
Key Responsibilities:
• Promote safe behaviours and processes including the ongoing identification and resolution of safety issues.
• Achieve targets for Operating Costs, Usages, Production Volumes, and Product Quality delivering results in line with expectations.
• Plan and organise daily production in alignment with operational plans, ensuring efficient production and performance.
• Lead, manage, and develop production teams to foster a cooperative and productive work environment that encourages continuous improvement.
• Using lean principles to manage the business and employee engagement.
• Identify proactive solutions to minimize downtime and optimize operating costs.
• Plan downtime, maintenance and scheduled testing. 
• Initiate and support lean/continuous improvement / cost reduction activities.
Key Requirements for this role: 
• A minimum of 5 years' experience in production management or senior supervisory roles.
• Familiarity with lean manufacturing principles is beneficial.
• Strong awareness of GMP and Health, Hygiene & Safety requirements.
• Honours degree in Food Science/Process Engineering or a related discipline.
• Excellent communication and team management skills.
• Ideally a familiarity with processes such as fat separation, pasteurisation, evaporation, spray drying and packaging.

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