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Shift Manager

Closing date: 04/06/2018

Are you an experienced Manufacturing Shift Manager from a fast moving consumer goods background? Are you passionate about continuous improvement through Lean or Six Sigma processes? Can you mentor and coach your team to reach their potential?

If the answer is yes - then look no further as Church & Dwight UK Ltd have an exciting opportunity for a driven Shift Manager to join our exclusive team! This role is on a permanent basis and is located at our manufacturing site in Folkestone, Kent.

Our manufacturing site has received significant investment over the past 5 years to accommodate fast, efficient, and in most areas, fully automated production lines. This will continue as we focus on continuous improvement, both in processes (such as Lean or Six Sigma) and also the development of our production workforce’s competencies.

The key duties for this role include:

  • Managing a Production team operating fast paced and technological manufacturing lines to achieve the best cost, correct standard quality and targeted efficiency.
  • Coaching and mentoring the production workforce to develop their competencies to meet the requirements of our manufacturing technology.
  • Participating in and/or leading continuous improvement projects.
  • Responsibility for control of labour and managing overhead costs to meet business needs.
  • Leading by example in Health and Safety, GMP, company competencies and production standards .
  • Key contact between Production and both internal/external stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Extensive experience of leading a team within a manufacturing environment.
  • Good knowledge of robotics and automated manufacturing technology, including fault finding and problem solving.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to relay information to colleagues at all levels of the organisation.
  • Experience of leading and/or participating in continuous improvement projects (Six Sigma or Lean would be an advantage)

This role works a 12 hour shift pattern rotating days and nights of 4 shifts on, 4 shifts off (6am to 6pm / 6pm to 6am). Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the business.

In return we offer a competitive package, including 23 shifts annual leave, a pension matched up to 9%, discretionary annual bonus and membership of a health cash plan. Investment in people is a priority to the manufacturing plant so this is an excellent development opportunity with succession possibilities across the business.

Sounds interesting? Send us your CV, confirming your salary expectations, and let’s talk!

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