Production Shift Manager - Food Production

Posted 22/05/2024 by Harvey and Brockless

£27,000 - £30,000/annum

Job Title: Production Shift Manager

Location: London, SW8 4DF (Office based)

Salary: £27,000.00 - £30,000.00 per year depending on experience

Job Type: Full-time, Temporary contract (6-month contract), temporary role can turn into a permanent position

Working Schedule: Monday - Friday, from 14:30 to 23:00

Immediate start is available for the right candidate

Harvey and Brockless are a world leading producer and distributor of speciality foods, working with artisan food producers across the globe. Every day, we supply to a nationwide network of customers from the smallest farm shops, to restaurants and food manufacturers. Our delicious portfolio includes artisan cheeses and dairy, charcuterie, Mediterranean foods, patisserie and other essential ingredients.

About the role:

  • To manage the production operation, during the production shift
  • Supervision of production work including scheduling, and ensuring products are completed on time and to QMS Standards
  • To ensure that the quantity and quality of cheese are produced in line with the daily/weekly schedules

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Completion of tasks promptly and effectively
  • Development of good working relationships with all staff/departments
  • Swift implementation of preventative actions
  • Ensure daily production requirements are achieved to meet all customer expectations, food safety requirements and QAS product standards
  • Use processing equipment, for which you are trained, to carry out production functions
  • Supervisory support for all production workers
  • Adhere to all Health and Safety and Quality instructions
  • Ensure that all staff assigned to you are trained to the correct level and work safely and efficiently
  • Maintain morale at a high level and assist in motivation
  • Cover production management absences
  • Monitor the production schedule and prioritise job orders, relay this to the production operatives
  • Maintain production schedule and other reports as required, regularly attending meetings and reporting production matters
  • Be a member of the HACCP team, and understand the objectives and requirements of the Quality Management system
  • Work closely and support the Technical team to ensure that the production quality and safety objectives are met
  • Complete status reports for production progress, work in process, and raw material inventory in a morning meeting with the Managers/supervisors
  • Monitor and revise current practices, looking at new ways to improve and develop production
  • Ensure company compliance with regulatory requirements and guidelines for food safety, food hygiene, Good Manufacturing Practices and Quality
  • Ensure production staff complete all production documentation fully and live data is recorded
  • Advise your line management of staff who deserve praise or conversely are not performing to the required standard
  • Assist in employee relation matters
  • Ensure that all equipment within your department is either serviceable or reported to the Maintenance department
  • Ensure that Kerridge Commercial System (K8) is updated quickly and accurately in full throughout the day
  • Full understanding of all machinery within the production areas
  • Reasonable ad hoc requests

About You:

  • Experienced in similar Food Production (preferred)
  • Leadership: 1 year (preferred)
  • Industrial equipment/engineering: 1 year (preferred)


  • Experience working in an FMCG environment


  • Canteen
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Company Event
  • KPI bonus

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV for this role.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; FMCG Production Manager, Food Manufacturing, Manufacturing Coordinator, Manufacturing Lead, ISOH, Quality Manager, Food Manufacturing Manager, Pet Food Production, FMCG Development, Production Management, Production Controller, Manufacturing Lead, Production Coordinator, Production Supervisor, Production Manufacturing, Deputy Operations Manager, Manufacturing Team Leader, Multi-Trade, Production Planning Manager may also be considered for this role.

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