Zone Manager

Posted 05 July 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Internal
Job FunctionOperations
Expiry date 02 August 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 Wisbech, we have a team of 450 colleagues and manufacture premium chilled ready to cook meals for major retailers such as Asda and Co-op.

What You’ll Be Doing

As Zone Manager you will lead colleagues and manage the consistent application of processes within a given department or zone to ensure products are prepared and manufactured to the agreed standards and production plans.

  • Deliver department/zone productivity and efficiency targets to produce goods in line with the agreed production plan
  • Continuously monitor raw materials/ingredients, all operational processes and the overall production environment to ensure that all activity comply with food safety manufacturing standards
  • Monitor and review labour deployment to ensure that the availability and alignment fits with the production requirements of the department
  • Effectively communicate with the operations team report progress against plan, highlighting any risks to the achievement of volumes and standards
  • Monitors the effectiveness of machinery and equipment, through Optimum Equipment Efficiency (OEE), to ensure performance consistency and reliability
  • Promote a Health, Safety and Environment culture within the department, complying to procedures, accident investigation, corrective actions and completing near miss reporting, promoting a safe working environment
  • Review operational trends within department / zone. Identify and act on opportunities to that can make sustainable improvements in all areas including quality, performance and profit and the ultimately delivery of the operational plan
  • Monitor and review team capability, ensuring all colleagues are clearly focused on their key objectives and are developed to maximise their potential
  • Actively contribute to both customer and technical process development reviews to promote improvement to quality and consistency of production

Shift: B Shift, 4 on 4 off Days

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 managing diverse teams in a complex manufacturing environment
  • Holds an advanced Food Hygiene accreditation
  • Has a HACCP level 2 qualification and IOSH level 2 qualification

If this sounds like you, join us and grow with Greencore, and be a part of driving our future success.


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.