Factory Manager

Factory Manager




This business is looking for a Factory Manager to join their management team.  Providing expert operational leadership to the factory team and the wider functions, the Factory Manager is at the heart of everything whether it be a customer visit, new product launch or efficient KPI management.


Heading up the production teams, pulling them together as one, ensuring the right people are around the table to drive improvement on an ongoing basis.  The role is centered on timely decision making and like all factories, there are constant variables that gives the buzz throughout the day.  Operating at this senior level lends itself to a strong problem solver with both people and data driven skills.


This food manufacturer runs at pace and its success is focused on its customer delivery on a daily basis.  Leading teams, knowing the detail and driving efficiencies to deliver the results is essential for the Factory Manager, could this be you?


The Business

A successful food manufacturer with exceptional innovation and ranges in on trend categories, which has grown sales over the last 18 months.  They put the customer at the centre of their operation, and this has enabled them to build a strong position within their market.  Other points to mention:

  • Supply multiple retailers a wide variety of SKUs adding complexity.
  • Time focused to meet the short lead times.
  • Focus on efficiency and improvement plans.
  • Strong infrastructure with the requirement to drive improvements in certain areas.
  • Significant expertise within the business to draw on.
  • Senior operations knowledge across the business to draw on.


The Role

  • Effective leadership of the production teams.
  • To define and measure KPI’s that support the operation and business goals.
  • To fully communicate the operational improvement plans and ensure these are measured communicating wins and gains effectively.
  • Reporting directly into the General Manager.
  • Identify opportunities to continually improve the production business unit and encourage others.
  • Project management as part of the strategic objectives.
  • Ensuring the production function’s activities meet the strategic objectives of the site and business.


What does your background look like?

  • Manufacturing background in Food Manufacturing/FMCG is essential.
  • You thrive in fast paced, deadline driven environments.
  • Leadership that gives accountability to the manufacturing team.
  • Target driven.
  • A team focused manager and leader with proven motivational skills with team development skills.
  • Effective communicator.


For more information on this Factory Manager role contact the Team at Novus.  The full detail can never be covered in an advert so those initial discussions are an essential part of the process.


Disclaimer: Novus Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent and interim recruitment within the United Kingdom. As such, we can only consider applications from candidates who currently reside and are eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Once we have received your details, we will be in touch within 7 days if your application has been successful for the role. We appreciate this can be frustrating but due to the sheer volume of applications we receive it is not possible to respond to each one individually. If you have not been contacted within 7 days of applying, unfortunately this means your application has not been successful, but we may keep your details on file for future opportunities – please see below. Novus Recruitment Limited is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.


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