Production Manager - Co Monaghan

Ref: 219 Date Posted: Thursday 22 Oct 2020
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Role:                                     Production Manager

The Role

Reporting to Operations Lead the Production Manager will be responsible for the operation of the  Production facility for current and future range of powder ingredients products.

Role Deliverables

The Production Manager will be responsible for:

  • Planning / production scheduling;
  • Implement / control / review / adjust the production schedule;
  • Determine the human/material resources required & manage same to meet production targets;
  • Make decisions regarding equipment use & ensure adherence to maintenance schedules;
  • Devise and implement & ensure adherence to standard operating procedures for production operations;
  • Participate in internal / external audits (BRC, customer audits etc.) and ensure Quality & Health and Safety standards are adhered to at all times;
  • Set / monitor product quality standards: analyse production and quality controls to detect and correct problems;
  • Implement and enforce quality control and tracking programs to meet quality objectives;
  • Implement and development Lean Manufacturing processes;
  • Ensure a structured approach to Continuous Improvement is in place across the factory;
  • Monitor and review the performance of staff and organize necessary interventions for improvement;
  • Estimate production costs/set production budgets / manage production budgets/implement cost control programs;
  • Ensure efficient collaboration and co-ordination between relevant departments including procurement, distribution and management.

Competencies to perform the role:

  • Excellent communication, people and influencing skills;
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Planning / organizing / production co-ordination and control
  • time management
  • attention to detail
  • decision-making
  • communication skills
  • influencing and leading / delegation / team work
  • conflict management
  • results-driven

Experience and Qualifications


  • Relevant third level degree from the following subject areas:
    • Food science or food related discipline
    • Business administration
    • Management
    • Engineering


  • 5+ years senior production management experience within the food ingredients / nutraceutical industry 
  • Knowledge of raw materials / quality systems and standards
  • Knowledge of Lean management and continuous improvement techniques
  • Knowledge of business, finance and management principles
  • Knowledge of human resource principles and practices / health and safety standards and compliance
  • Excellent communication skills & computer literate

If you are interested in the above role, please upload your CV to web page quoting reference KR/268

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