Production Manager

Location Doncaster East, Manningham, Victoria
Discipline: Agriculture, Farming
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £26000 to £28000
Contact name: Maria Ledbury

Contact email:
Job ref: 14622KM
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

Job Title: Production Manager

Job Reference: 14622 KM

Location: Doncaster

The Company: Our client is a leading hay and haylage business, supplying premium grass products to the equestrian and small pet markets. This is an opportunity to join a small family business in a newly created role following a period of strong and continued growth

The Job Role Details: Seeking a Production Manager to assist with the everyday management of their production and busy yard. The production manager will be required to fill a player manager role and be responsible for looking after the operations and production of our small baled hay and haylage products including managing a small team on the packing line which sees large bales of hay and haylage (300kg) converted into small packed bales (15-20kg). We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, team leader with the ability to organise and run a forward-thinking fast-moving business and who gains huge satisfaction from a job well done

The ideal candidate: Will have experience in a similar role or is looking to take a step up, can be flexible with working days and hours and willing to be hands on from day 1. In return the role offers an opportunity to grow with the business as we expand.

Key responsibilities include:

·         Manage the production line – which converts large bales of hay into small, bagged hay & haylage products

·         Manage the production team and provide support, training, and leadership to meet key operational metrics including quality, packing rate, waste and stock accuracy,

·         Be accountable for upkeep and delivery of high safety, quality & hygiene standards

·         Accurately plan daily tasks to ensure sufficient team members are in place to meet demand

·         Monitor & improve your teams performance in order to achieve growth and accuracy in a supportive environment

·         Load and unload vehicles in a timely but safe manner including small vehicles to 26tonne arctics and 40ft containers for export.

·         Manage all Yard operations and ensure compliance with Health and Safety.

·         Ensure the Yard Personnel maintain a clean, neat and tidy yard always.

·         Maintain an optimal level of customer service and assist to resolve customer issues.

·         Ensure all yard staff are fully trained in the safe movement of product, implementing, and adhering to safe work procedures.

·         To implement a robust stock control system and ensure that the correct stock levels are maintained to ensure no shortages arise

·         Monitor and manage the performance of the team.

Personal Attributes:

  • A focused, organised individual with a strong knowledge of safe working practices, ensuring all team members remain focused on health and safety and the safe movement of material around the site.

  • Experience of the agricultural industry would be an advantage but not essential.

  • Experience of working in a similar role, although we will consider those looking to take a step up if they are the right candidate.

  • Strong people management skills, a confident individual who can manage a team with the ability to mentor and motivate the staff team.

  • Strong leadership skills, with excellent planning, organisational, decision making and problem-solving skills.

  • A team player

Salary Package:

£28, 000-£30,000 DOE

How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to;

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