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Operations Shift Manager

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Operations Shift Manager


This position will lead a multi-skilled Team in a pro-active, hands-on way, and have responsibility for all aspects of shift team performance. The Operations Shift Manager reports to the Manufacturing Area Manager and is expected to play a key role as a member of the Wider Management Team. This is a temporary position for 12 months. Based in County Mayo



  • Manage, lead and motivate a multi-skilled Operations group in an empowered team-based environment, ensuring full engagement of team members.
  • Execute daily and weekly production plans to meet all Business Plan commitments.
  • Ensure daily operations are carried out in compliance with all appropriate safety, quality and environmental standards.
  • Ensure timely completion of all corrective and preventive actions to avoid repeats of Service and Quality defects, and all audit non-conformances.
  • Ensure a consistently high level of communication with the Operations team members through daily, weekly, and monthly routines.
  • Drive, manage and embed operational excellence and a continuous improvement culture within the team to deliver improvements through lean principles and systems.


  • Third level qualification, diploma or degree in a business or technical discipline required.
  • Years’ experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in people management in a people focused, team-based environment.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Comfortable working in a team based, matrixed, ambiguous environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting demands and to priorities accordingly.
  • High level of PC literacy.



  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • Continual Improvement Process
  • Lean Manufacturing; Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Production Management; ISO 90001
  • Six Sigma;
  • Ammonia Refrigeration
  • Microsoft Office
  • Food Safety and Sanitation
  • Quality Control (QC)
  • Change Management
  • PLC Logic
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)
  • Production Processes
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