Location
Cannington
Department
Production
Advertising Salary
£40,000 - 45,000pa (dependent on experience)
Advert Closing Date
06 Dec 2021

So, what will I be doing?

As a Shift Manager, you'll be part of the site leadership team and key to the development and execution of the site strategy, enhancing and optimising performance, owning the development of high performing teams within your shift whilst supporting and nurturing our cultural journey.

This is an opportunity to lead teams in an established, distinctive and ambitious food manufacturing company that is committed to nurturing and nourishing people and planet. 

We will encourage you to bring your whole self to work; we value diversity and believe that everyone can make a positive impact in an environment where we feel we belong and where we feel we have a future.

As a Shift Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing visionary leadership for the days and nights shift teams.
  • Leading Health & Safety, role modelling and engaging the team to ensure a safe place to work and enhance the safety culture.
  • Leading and developing the team to improve the quality, efficiency and cost of production through engagement and application of the leadership principles.
  • Nurturing and developing the capability of the team, creating opportunity for involvement whilst engaging and promoting autonomy to enable your team to deliver impact across the balanced scorecard.
  • Leadership of continuous improvement activities within the teams to deliver measured improvements across the KPI’s.
  • Demonstrating ownership for site performance, through clear communication within your team and clear focus on areas of opportunity.
  • Providing pace-setting leadership for the manufacturing teams through the development and implementation of High Performing Workplace systems of work.
  • Working across functions and sites to ensure optimal delivery to our customers and incremental improvements to our cost of goods.

Sounds interesting, what do I need?

The important things:

  • Proven experience of applied knowledge of High Performing Workplaces / Lean working within large complex FMCG operations
  • Proven experience as a successful cultural change agent
  • Proven experience controlling financial budgets
  • Demonstrable coaching and people development skills
  • Demonstrable problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to influence people at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills

Even better if:

  • You’ve worked in the dairy or FMCG business…
  • You have a passion for people and developing others

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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