Production Shift Manager


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Location Drogheda
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Permanent
Contact Laura Neary

Production Shift Manager

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Job ID: JOB-12004
Production Shift Manager

The Role:

My client is a multinational operation with sites across Ireland and the United States. There is a rare opportunity for a Production Shift Manager to join their Drogheda site known for its excellent staff retention and site culture. As the Production Shift Manager, you will lead a rotating shift of production staff and technicians. Your role will have a heavy emphasis on Lean/Continuous improvement projects and as the successful candidate, you will have a proven track record of both creating and implementing these new lean initiatives, and supervise assigned production operations with responsibilities for productivity, quality, safety and housekeeping.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Operations Manager/Site Manager the post holder is expected to deliver optimum print service and play a key role in standardizing the ways of working and print process improvement (Radius).
  • The role requires the delivery of working practices that support the BRC, environmental and safety programs.
  • As information and strategies are cascaded from, the Operations meeting you will be required to drive planned and structured change to the site print processes whilst maintaining compliance at all times.
  • Other duties will include your ad hoc input and attendance to local print forums, which are challenged with delivering OE solutions in a cost effective and timely manner.
  • Clear communication is key to success as the role requires regular dialogue with all business functions, especially all support functions leading up to production.
  • The Shift Manager is responsible for delivering the day-to-day print plan and controlled change.
  • The role requires strong leadership skills and the day-to-day demonstration of the appropriate attitudes and behaviours, encouraging the delivery of individual and team objectives.
  • The Shift Manager must clearly communicate, using a range of techniques, the agreed vision for the future, clarity of goals, focus and a sense of urgency.
  • The post holder must support the “manage by facts” approach and monitor the print related information.
  • Clear communication and day-to-day improvement of the internal customer – supplier relationships are paramount.

Specific Areas of Responsibility:

  • Daily management of the Print and Print support teams.
  • Monitor and challenge performance related issues around labour and material over usage.
  • Ensure daily shift handover meeting takes place, with a clear understanding of all shift objectives.
  • Day to day management of the quality and quantity of output.
  • Build a high performing team through managing all aspects of performance (including attendance) and ensuring the appropriate training and development of colleagues.
  • Authenticate the accuracy of the data entered by the print teams ensuring any errors are corrected.
  • Booking and monitoring of all team holidays working within the business guidelines.
  • Provide support for investigations into job cost variances
  • Minimize WIP in all areas of production.
  • Creation of a safe environment and support for the site safety objectives
  • The timely and cost-conscious delivery of the print plan.
  • Attendance and contribution to the Operations improvement forums.
  • Local adherence to the quality systems and input into the local risk assessments.
  • Day to day adherence to, and raising the awareness of, the site environmental objectives.
  • Encouragement of individuals to develop through coaching and appraisal.
  • Reinforcement of the “one way of working” approach using guides and procedures.
  • The strengthening of internal customer – supplier relationships by seeking to understand other team goals.
  • Personal development through internal courses.

As the successful candidate, you will have the following:

  • 5+ years of Production Staff Management over multiple shifts is essential.
  • Proven track record of leading Lean/Continuous Improvement projects is essential.
  • Experience in a printing or packaging environment is advantageous.

For further information on this role, please contact Laura Neary on 086 773 8651/ 

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Laura Neary


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Production Shift Manager

Laura Neary

Role Type Permanent
Contact Laura Neary
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