£27,250 - £40,750
10 Jul 2021

So, what will I be doing?

As Production Team Manager, you will be responsible for leading and developing one of our Production Operation teams, whilst also building on and developing your own key leadership skills.

You’ll ensure our raw materials, prepared and finished products are produced to the highest standards in the safest environment. As well as making sure things are running smoothly, you’ll always be looking for ways to improve the quality, efficiency and production costs through engaging and supporting your team members and collaborating with other functions.

This position is working night shifts, working 4 Nights on 4 Nights off (6pm - 6am).

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the team to ensure effective delivery of our products.
  • Leading Health & Safety within the area of responsibility, engaging the team to ensure compliance and improve the safety culture.
  • Developing the team to achieve targets. Engaging them and promoting autonomy to enable them to achieve their Key Performance Indicators (KPIs); safety, quality, deliver, cost.
  • Working collaboratively with other functions to ensure that work plans are agreed, prioritised and delivered.
  • Supporting and supervising in the following: Preparation of, receiving, handling and issuing of raw materials and the dispatch of finished product.
  • The use of a computer and software packages (Microsoft bias).
  • Using hand-held devices and relevant software systems.
  • Leading and developing the team to improve the quality, efficiency and cost of production through engagement and application of the leadership principles.
  • Ensure your team is compliant with quality standards.
  • Deliver communication and reporting to the highest standard.
  • Leading and developing the team to focus on asset care and quality assurance.
  • Leading continuous improvement activities providing measured improvements through application of CI principles.


Sounds interesting, what do I need?

The important things:

  • Ability to influence people at all levels
  • Demonstrable problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in IT software such as Microsoft
  • Excellent communication skills

Even better if you have:

  • Previous management experience
  • Health & Safety qualification, IOSH or other recognised qualification
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement application - 5s, SIC, RCA's, visual management
  • Experience of working with external auditors
  • Dairy science qualification
  • Experience of coaching and development
  • Asset care/ autonomous maintenance experience
  • Change management experience
  • Quality Control or Quality Assurance qualifications/experience 

Why should I join the family?

We’re independent, British and proud to be making the highest quality yogurts, desserts and ice cream under the Yeo Valley brand and for many of the UK’s major retailers. Operating from four dairies and two logistics centres in Somerset and Devon, we employ over 1700 staff and produce more than 25% of the UK’s packaged yogurt.

We’re sure you don’t need convincing, but there’s a whole host of benefits that we offer including:

  • competitive holiday allowance
  • non-contributory pension scheme
  • life cover
  • healthcare cash back plan
  • cycle to work scheme
  • subsidised Yeo Valley products and services
  • preferential rates with our partners
  • annual bonus (as part of the Employee Benefit Trust, based on company performance for the year)
  • learning and development opportunities; we’re committed to ensuring all of our employees have the chance to grow

Our closing dates are a guide for when the application window should close, although we may close the advert sooner if we can. So, we recommend you get your application in straight away – and don’t miss the opportunity to join us!

Unfortunately, we’re not able to provide employment sponsorship to candidates at this moment in time.

Please note that Yeo Valley do not accept speculative agency applications; we will only accept applications from preferred suppliers that have been submitted to us via our recruitment portal at the point of instruction.

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