Factory Manager

Location UK / Antrim

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary £50000 - 60000

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1358795

 Job Description

My client is a major food manufacturer based in Co Antrim. We are currently recruiting an Factory Manager to join there senior management team.

My client is a major food manufacturer based in Co Antrim. We are currently recruiting an Factory Manager to join there senior management team.

The Role

Full responsibility for all Primary Factory operational activity. To be financially and commercially aware in order to translate business needs to achieve the measured results.  Responsibility for Factory P&L, Budget and forecast.  Ability to lead, coach and develop a team.

  • To maximise production efficiencies, namely output, quality, yield, labour utilisation, packaging and utilities.  To minimise the sites overhead and unit costs.
  • To work effectively as part of the site senior management team; working closely with planning, engineering, technical and human resources as one focused senior management team.
  • To ensure a pro-active engineering and development process, particularly for equipment and layout upgrades. 
  • Improve the sites technical and hygiene levels to match best in industry standards
  • Responsibility for the identification, segregation and traceability of quality assured product.
  • To ensure a communication flow and involvement for the entire workforce, maintaining good industrial relations, the consistent application of systems particularly Equal Opportunities) and regular contact with union representatives and/or staff forum members. 
  • To ensure comprehensive and pro-active training for the operational management and operative teams.
  • To maximise labour utilisation namely reducing absenteeism, labour turnover, and reviewing shift structures, flexibility and holiday planning.
  • Agency Labour to be optimised and utilised at the most efficient levels and to the most cost effective model. Review numbers and spend levels.
  • To work within the site Health and Safety plan to provide a safe environment for all operatives to work in. 
  • To monitor and control any negative environmental impact arising from the processes within area of responsibility; ensuring that all direct reports and colleagues are briefed and clear in regards to their responsibilities

The Person

  • Third level qualification
  • Proven managerial experience operating at a senior level within a Manufacturing Environment
  • Proven track record in innovation and driving continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Proven people management skills i.e. coaching, developing team, performance management
  • Consumer and customer orientated with proven track record in customer facing capacity e.g. audits, pre production launches etc.


To discuss this or any other role with in food manufacturing please contact Seamus on 02890725625