Working on behalf of our Kildare based client, we are looking for a Production Manager to join their team.
The Production Manager will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of our production processes. You will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of production, from planning and scheduling to quality control and resource management. Your leadership and expertise will be crucial in delivering high-quality products on time and within budget.

Key Responsibilities:

Responsibilities associated with this role include, but are not limited to:
  • Manage all aspects of the performance of the production facility maximizing efficiencies and labour utilisation.
  • Generation of all production / management data (such as downtime, waste, process sheets, non-conformances, on hold logs) and dealing with accordingly.
  • Maintain constant adherence to all company, customer and legal requirements regarding Food safety and Quality assurance.
  • Liaise with maintenance on any issues identified that need to be addressed, and escalate to Factory Manager if required.
  • Chair the daily production meetings with relevant area supervisors, maintenance, quality, and material supply teams
  • Ensure production parameters are optimised to produce quality product to specification each time.
  • Ensure all costs are monitored and controlled to ensure operation within budgets.
  • Ensure Lean and continuous improvement applied in all processes.
  • Manage attendance, timekeeping, overtime, annual leave, and monthly payroll.
  • Conduct employee appraisals and probationary performance reviews as well as ongoing performance management
  • Deal with employee issues and disciplinary in conjunction with the Factory Manager / HR department
  • Energy and waste conservation / management
  • Offer suggestions / new initiatives to a changing / developing process, and define SOP’s and training matrix as required
  • Ensure handling and use of all ingredients / finished product targets a zero-wastage approach and reduces and write off risk to the business
  Skills / Qualifications/ Experience:
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience leading team in a similar role/environment
  • Strong business knowledge in fast moving manufacturing business
  • Project Management experience essential
  • Proven track record in team development and management essential
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be willing to challenge production, people, process, production methods and product recipes etc.
  • Possess good ability to understand processes and variables
  • Be self-motivated and adaptable to working various hours
  • Demonstrate experience in defining labour loading against production schedule and take responsibility for managing and improving same
  • Understand yields, efficiency measurement and capacity measurements
  • Demonstrate progressively responsible operations management style
  • Demonstrate hands on strategic ability to implement Lean Manufacturing principles
  • Demonstrate excellent problem-solving ability for mechanical and process type problems, with a demonstrated ability to get to root cause
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills (both verbal and written); effective presenting ability who is effective in communicating with all stakeholders
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, optimistic, can-do attitude is a must
  • Motivate all direct teams and take responsibility for all operations
  • Ability to plan activities and projects using effective planning tools
For more information on this role, please contact Katie McManmon on 045 881 888 or send your CV direct to


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