Assistant Production Manager – Snacks & Nuts – Harwich, Essex
Assistant Production Manager Snacks & Nuts – Harwich, Essex
Assistant Production Manager / Senior Production Supervisor – Snacks & Nuts
Salary : Competitive & Negotiable
Status: Full time / permanent
As part of our continued drive for growth we will soon be opening a whole new division of our foods business…..Snack Foods. Examples being: Nuts, Prawn Crackers, Bombay Mix, Savoury Nibbles and Crisps to name but a few.
To support this exciting new division, reporting to the Operations Manager, we are seeking an experienced Senior Production Supervisor or Assistant Production Manager – ideally with Snacks & Nuts experience who can bring their expertise to our business.
This is a position responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of the Snack foods production based at our 11 acre production and distribution site in Harwich, Essex.
Building on your extensive experience and knowledge, having worked in a comparable role, this will be hands on and will drive a new and exciting key growth area of the business.
Main Duties and responsibilities:
Oversee planning of snack production operations ensuring KPI’s are delivered and efficiencies are maximised.
Ensure product and people compliance to policy and procedures.
Ensure production areas comply with hygienic standards laid out by the site quality policy manual.
Assist with site / customer audits and audit preparation.
Manage production trials with NPD and Technical teams.
Non-conformance reporting, trending & corrective actions.
Develop SOP’s and work instructions with Operations Manager and Technical Department.
Staff training and compliance.
Oversee record completion / keeping for traceability assisting the Technical Department as required.
Ensure legislative compliance.
Experience of Plan for growth to ensure sufficient capacity ahead of demand, maximising flexibility and minimising operational costs.
Championing highest standards of Health & Safety.
Project management – manage & support projects which affect the department directly and indirectly, ensuring timelines are met.
Strive for business improvements and cost reduction initiatives.
Control waste within guidelines.
Assisting with the Recruitment of new staff.
Support staff development and training.
Manage employee relations including disciplinary matters.
Skills, qualifications and experience required
Experience of snack recipes, flavours, blending, ingredients and costings.
Knowledge of in line frying equipment’s and packing machines including process controls and efficiencies.
Sound knowledge and proven track record within snack production and packing operations.
Experience of dealing with site audits by major multiple customers.
Experience of HACCP systems and HACCP Team member.
Sound understanding of Health & Safety, food safety, hygiene, environmental & quality standards.
A food hygiene and HACCP qualification.
People skills essential with particular emphasis on training, management and communication.
Exposure to commercial management and budget control.
If you have the necessary skills and experience and want to work in a growing business with great people we would love to hear from you.