Production and Efficiency Manager (BE10430) - Laurencekirk

Production and Efficiency Manager
Full Time and Permanent

Our client is a highly successful soft fruit farm in Aberdeenshire. Due to expansion, there is a fantastic opportunity for the role of Production and Efficiency Manager with future progression opportunities. Soft fruits are grown on the farm for the retail trade throughout the UK season. Producing fresh, sweet fruit, it is packed in the purpose built packhouse, ready for instant distribution to depot. The successful candidate will be responsible for running the production, on the floor of a very busy seasonal soft fruit packhouse, packing product to meet the needs of retail supermarket customer specifications.

Main Responsibilites

Production - Manage and implement the day to day running of all the packing lines. Managing the production runs & flows to ensure smooth operation of the lines.
Pre-Planning & organizing
- Planning the production runs for the day and communicating these with the line leaders. Dealing with daily orders and setting up operational procedures, including stock control of relevant materials.
Labour Management
- Meet production plans by managing line packers productivity. Making sure that targets are hit for the operators and that skills are being utilized where appropriately. Training of Line leaders and operators is essential for the smooth running of the shifts
Yield Information and Packaging Control
- Providing accurate yield information on packout and grade out. Providing production information to inform KPI reporting. Measuring waste
Machine and line efficiency
- Making sure all the packing lines and machines are working at their optimum performance. Planning maintenance and liaising with manufacturers or engineers to ensure the smooth running of all the equipment.
Communication -
Work closely with the line leaders to build a strong Packhouse team. Creating the correct work environment to allow workers to flourish and give them opportunities to progress. Ensure that good communication is achieved and that any potential problems are reported to Packhouse Manager.

Key Performance Indicators

Production – The main priority is to ensure the fruit being dispatched from the Packhouse meets the customers specification, orders must be fulfilled in a timely manner within the timescale perimeters set by the customer, costs are managed in an efficient way.
– ensuring packing line downtime is kept to a minimum to control the costs and ability to pack out the required orders.
Record Keeping
- All records to be kept up-to-date. Traceability of orders and operations achieved.
Managing the Team
– Great communication skills are required to manage a successful team. This will be monitored by maintaining or decreasing staff turnover.

Key Skills and Behaviours

Practical thinker - Plans and organizes in a practical manor to ensure successful outcomes in terms of adherence to quality, cost and time frame parameters. Ability to operate and maintain the packing lines and be proactive re maintenance
People Management
– A strong communicator both within and outside the packhouse team. Able to develop productive working relationships with colleagues in other parts of the business.
Operational & Commercial Focus
– Practical and decisive. Understands how an effective and efficiently run packhouse operation can contribute to stronger business.

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