Manufacturing Manager

Posted 24 May 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Production Management
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameMelissa Chandler
Expiry date 23 June 2024

Job description

Why Greencore?


We’re a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make every day.

We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing around 13,600 colleagues across 16 manufacturing units and 17 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals, and in FY23, we generated revenues of £1.9bn.

Our vast direct-to-store (DTS) distribution network, comprising of 17 depots nationwide, enables us to make over 10,400 daily deliveries of our own chilled and frozen produce and that of third parties.


Here at Selby we employ a team over 750 colleagues. A site steeped in history, we are the UK’s number one manufacturer of customer private label cooking sauces and pickles. We have been serving our customers out of our Selby site since 1914.

We produce more than 160 million units per year across 600 different product lines for customers such as Morrisons, Tesco & Asda.


What you'll be doing 


As Manufacturing Manager you will lead colleagues and manage all aspects of the manufacturing operation for a designated shift (or equivalent) ensuring that agreed production plans are met and all manufacturing standards are adhered to.

  • Lead, co-ordinate and prioritise activity across a shift to deliver productivity and efficiency targets in line with the agreed production plan.
  • Ensure the adherence of all food manufacturing safety and quality standards by all teams on shift safeguarding the delivery of great tasting, high quality food products.
  • Review operational trends across the shift to identify and act upon opportunities that make sustainable improvements in quality, performance and profit.
  • Lead the ongoing development of the health and safety culture, promoting adherence to manufacturing guidelines, accident investigation and audit recommendations to support and improve health and safety in the working environment.
  • Ensure that communication and information channels are maintained within the operations team to ensure that immediate issues are resolved, and ongoing items and trends are shared with the broader operations community.
  • Forecast and control labour requirements, direct and indirect, to meet production programme requirements and customer expectations within budget.
  • Monitor and review team capability, ensuring all colleagues are clearly focused on their key objectives and developed to maximise their potential.

Shift Pattern: Days, 5 in 7


What we're looking for


We’re not all the same at Greencore and our differences help us to make every day taste better for all our stakeholders. We truly put our people at the core and are proud of our diversity. 

  • Experience of leading a team and resource planning in a people intensive, manufacturing/FMCG environment.
  • Demonstrable analytical skills – ability to pull actionable insight from data.
  • Advanced food hygiene accreditation.
  • HACCP level 3 qualification
  • Health and Safety - IOSH - level 3 qualification

Flexible with shifts for business needs. This role covers a 24/7 operation and at times will need to cover other shift managers who work a 3 on 4 off shift pattern. 

What you’ll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Life insurance up to 4x salary
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform
  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.