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Production Supervisor

30/10/20 Longford Neg

Permanent full-time

I have a new opportunity for an experienced Production Supervisor to join my client, Europe’s fastest growing food business, in the Midlands. The business has recently invested €30 million in its world-class facility and is growing its team due to expansion.

The successful candidate will lead, grow and motivate an established Production team, having overall responsibility during evening shifts.

The is an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to work in a dynamic and evolving environment offering opportunities for development and progression.

Please note: this role is based on a 12 hour shift pattern; shifts rotate from days into nights every two weeks and times are from 6am-6pm and 6pm-6am. Suitable candidate locations include Longford, Offaly, Leitrim, Roscommon and Westmeath.

Role & responsibilities:

  • Managing the day to day running of the shift through a number of production operators, delivering an operation that excels across the production process and delivers a level of operating efficiency that is best in class.
  • Ensuring adherence to and a desire to strive beyond defined standards in Quality, Health & Safety, Process Management, GMP, and People planning and implementing improvements in processes and practices on a daily basis.
  • Providing leadership to all production staff especially on evening and night shift, where the most senior person in the operation could be the production shift supervisor.
  • Taking an active part in day to day problem solving on the process and in more focused process improvement projects.
  • Being a leader in the Continuous Improvement ambitions of the operation and encouraging this continuous improvement culture with all staff on the shift.
  • Supporting the delivery of innovative high quality products, working closely with all internal teams in delivering business results.

Skills, experience & qualifications required:

  • Third level qualification in a food science/engineering or related discipline.
  • 3+ years’ experience in manufacturing management and people management within a similar environment.
  • Experience in continuous improvement and lean manufacturing.
  • Experience of scaling new products from development to full scale production.
  • Demonstrated successful project planning and implementation.
  • Challenging in outlook to avoid adherence to the status quo.
  • Excellent negotiation and presentation skills, effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Analytical and insightful in looking at factory performance trends, with a proven track record of translating such insight into appropriate actions.
  • An ability to work both independently with limited guidance, and to recognise the benefits of being a key member of the factory management team.
  • Managerially astute, reads situations well.

Please apply by sending your CV to Joanne Walsh at or call for more information.

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