Retail Shift Manager

Shift Manager

4 on 4 off Days (05:30am – 18:00pm)

Cranswick Country Foods, Preston, HU12 8TB

Cranswick is a leading UK food producer with revenue of over £2 Billion. We produce and supply premium food to high profile UK grocery retailers, the food service sector and other UK and global customers. Now with 22 sites nationwide, Cranswick are dedicated to growing and developing our team.

Our Preston site is growing! We are on the look out for a Shift Manager to become an integral part of our team! This is a high pressure role due to the FMCG high demand environment and responsibility required of the Shift Manager, but very rewarding!

Main duties include (but not limited to):

  • Manage the efficient operation of the shift
  • Ensure that the target productivity level is achieved daily through the effective management of staffing levels and skills on the appropriate lines
  • Ensure that lost production time is kept to a minimum and to minimise the waste of raw materials, packaging and consumables
  • Deliver on key performance indicators
  • Ensure that the management operations systems for the area are accurately managed and maintained to enable responsive, fact based management of the operation
  • Challenge and engage with people in own team and cross functionally
  • Challenge current processes and practices, with a view to improve
  • Objectively assess the team’s performance and develop improvement plans
  • Ensure that Department Supervisors are accountable for their area of responsibility
  • Ensure clarity of role for team members, including assigning of tasks and providing feedback
  • Effective labour planning to limit reliance on overtime working within the department
  • Collect data analysis to identify trends and opportunities
  • Ensure adherence to all standards and processes relating to CCP monitoring, glass, complaints, label verifications and other paperwork in your area
  • Uphold good housekeeping and hygiene practices to ensure product safety, with particular attention to temperature control and general hygiene
  • Liaise with colleagues in other departments to ensure the throughput of all products in a timely and efficient manner
  • Ensure that all staff have been given the appropriate level of training necessary to carry out their work within legislative and Health and Safety guidelines
  • Carry out activities with full awareness of their impact on the environment, in terms of people and the local area
  • Effectively manage energy and waste within the department

You will have:

  • Previous experience of FMCG manufacturing (food related)
  • Proven track record of managing teams
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement tools and techniques
  • Management of quality systems
  • Able to motivate self and others

We offer:

  • Excellent and competitive rates of pay
  • Strong commitment to progression and personal development through department specific training matrix. This will include machine specific training and upskilling.
  • Profit sharing through discounted share scheme
  • Hassle free auto-enrolment into company pension scheme including enhanced contribution options
  • Access to the Cranswick Package which includes Cycle to Work Scheme, Free Parking, Discounted products, ‘Feed your Wellbeing’ platform, ‘Hapi’ discounts app and buying extra holiday entitlement

A full job description is available upon request. Salary to be discussed at application stage

To apply, please submit your CV & Cover Letter to:

Closing Date: 24/05/2024

(Please note that if a suitable candidate is found, this closing date may be brought forward)

If you are an internal applicant, please ensure you have made your line manager aware before applying and confirm this when submitting your application