Job Vacancy: Area Production Manager

Bagging Hall
Job Title:
Area Production Manager
Reporting to:
Operations Director
Tivetshall St Margaret Maltings, Norfolk
Job Type:
Managing in a production environment – Two years (Preferred)

Job Description:
Simpsons Malt are the UK’s leading, independent malting company, with 150+ years of successfulsupply to brewers and distillers, with a customer range from the smallest craft & micro brewers to multi-nationals in the UK and around the world.

Our Tivetshall Maltings site, between Norwich and Diss, has and continues to receive significant investment. Its USP is in the production of a range of quality speciality and base malts for the brewing industry – with an increasing worldwide export business.

This is a challenging production site, with 7X24 batch processing and a wide range of plant and equipment that includes older (tried and tested) driers, dressers, elevators & conveyors as well as new (state of the art) PLC controlled roasting ovens & germinating vessels.

This role is very much focussed on the back end of the process and will own the area that bags and palletises product, stores in to racking and then manages the load of trucks and containers for our customers in the UK and abroad. There is a huge quality focus as you are the gatekeeper for our customers. In line with this investment programme and our increasing focus on continuous improvement activity, we also need to grow our site management team.

This role will potentially join a team of production managers who work on a Monday to Friday basis, but have 7X24, 360 degree responsibility for different areas of the production process/site. You will ensure a quality product, motivate and maintain the health and safety of the operators in your area and actively seek to improve processes, equipment and performance against a range of metrics. While days based, there will be a requirement to take out of hours calls and there is a weekend rota with the rest of the management team to ensure site staff can gain advice and quality judgements be made.

While people management will always be important to a production manager role, this is a process driven site with a requirement to gain/grow knowledge around the science of malting in order to deliver the added value that our customers expect.

The site is safety and quality driven and so the way work is done will take precedence over just producing the numbers to satisfy customer demands.

Qualifications and Skills:
It is likely that the successful candidate will have leadership experience within a manufacturing operation. A malting background/experience could be advantageous with such a technical process, but this role specifically has a lot in common with roles in warehousing and FMCG operations. You will very much need to show that you are willing to take ownership and drive forward, taking your team with you in a structured way to achieve improved performance. Any knowledge around lean manufacturing tools would be useful.

Communication skills will be important for the successful candidate along with a continuous improvement mentality – you will be described by colleagues as a problem solver, dedicated, a good team member, focused and helpful.

The successful candidate will receive:

  • A competitive salary related to their experience and qualifications that also includes a company bonus and market leading pension
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance benefits
  • Holiday increasing with service up to 34 days inclusive of Bank Holidays.

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