Operations Production Manager

Salary (POA + bonuses)

Job role details


A leader with excellent organisation skills who is to work closely with the team and has an approach for primarily cost management and efficiency. Maintaining a good packhouse working environment developing, introducing, and achieving the best of the people and processes used. Introducing new processes as agreed with management and able to work anti-social hours when required.

Key responsibilities:


  • Assist in evaluating and managing, monitoring production, warehouse, quality processes within the packhouse operations efficiently-to retain product safety and quality at a reduced cost 

  • Performing HR duties such as assisting in recruiting, selecting, scheduling, counselling, disciplining employees and training packhouse operatives

  • Co-ordinate the organisation of packhouse staff working schedules to be compliant against the ethical code of practise

  • Health and safety measures are adhered to in daily operations

  • Review and assist in the approval of operational invoices and forwarding for payment to be authorised

  • Check on procurement ensuring stocks no waste or limited waste generated

  • Providing management with feedback with production and technical information 

  • Organisation of repair of and routine management of packhouse equipment or associated equipment used.


Key skills:


  • Excellent leadership qualities to provide direction

  • Strong organisation skills and ability to multi task

  • Time management of your own and others

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Experience with statistical analysis and data processing 

  • Ability to plan and determination to accomplish goals

  • Computer literate

  • Negotiation skills with positive attitude

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.


  • Proven senior production experience in a food factory environment for a minimum 2 years

  • Proven track record of achieving targets and KPIs’ set.

  • Strong with Microsoft Office/Excel

  • Experience in fresh produce preferred but not essential

  • First Aid 

  • BRC compliance awareness

  • Forklift licence.


How to apply

To apply for this role contact hr@dearnsdalefruit.co.uk


Please include your CV.