R.C. Treatt & Co. Ltd Skyliner Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7FR

Full Time | Posted 24 days ago


Job title: Production Manager
Reporting to: Manufacturing Excellence Manager
Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Hours: 40 hours per week

The Opportunity

Responsible for the operation of Manufacturing, with the day-to-day management of their manufacturing area whilst delivering our targets through World Class Manufacturing, overseeing Shift Managers and ensuring an efficient operation in achieving business targets. Provide leadership and line management to the team, coordinating their workloads, providing support to ensure that the team delivers, monitoring any issues, and ensuring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and quality standards are met to meet the requirements of the customer. Develop the team by focusing on individual performance and support requirements to achieve high standards, whilst fostering a culture of working safely

What it’s like to work here

We’ve been making the world taste better since 1886 and sell over 3000 products in more than 90 countries, but we’re only just getting started. We’re on an exciting journey and have ambitious plans to become the indispensable partner of choice for the world’s leading flavour and fragrance houses, beverage and consumer brands.

On joining Treatt, you’ll become one of over 400 international experts, working together to collectively surprise and delight our customers. Nothing is more important to us than the happiness of our people as without them, we’d never succeed.

We think Treatt’s a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it:

“Everyone wants your feedback and opinion; it feels like a place of study where nurturing and encouragement are the standard. It is very clear the hard work that goes into providing excellence for customers, but it is also very apparent that managers have the same goals for helping us all to progress.” – Anita, Quality Analyst

“Joining my close and supportive team was the most enjoyable way to gain more skills and increase my knowledge” – Ashley, Distillation Control Team Leader

“Treatt creates an environment to help you be the best you can, with no two days the same and opportunities always available to help you learn and develop. The people and the culture create a fantastic company to be part of” – Rebecca, Commercial Coordinator

What you’ll be doing

Strategy and Planning
• To operate the Company’s Environment, Health, Safety, Security and Quality Standards.
• To report accurately and effectively on the daily progress of production including any delays and their causes to the Manufacturing Excellence Manager, so that adequate decisions can be made to minimise effects on customer deliveries, production efficiency and future production planning. Liaise with Production Planners to advise on manning levels and the scheduling of production tasks and any issues which may impact production timelines.
• Partner with R and D to ensure all R and D scale up projects run within the department are supported to ensure effective roll out of the projects
Operational management
• Lead a ‘right first time’ policy and help to ensure that all orders are met on time and within specification.
• Ensure high standards of housekeeping and 5S are maintained at all times within the department.
• Coordinate the safe start-up and shutdown of all plants and ancillary equipment
• Ensure SOP’s and process cleaning procedures are relevant and up to date. Make changes if required and report major deviations. Ensure all of the operators are operating safety and all the Safety Critical Tasks are trained and Training records up to date. Manage and update Skills station
• To support delivery and deployment of a lean culture and behaviour in the organisation. Contribute to a ‘Continuous Improvement’ process to improve, through the Operational Scorecard optimise and make safer processes and operations. Lead a ‘Continuous Improvement’ process within shift to improve, optimise and make safer processes and operations. Review and seek to improve labour and equipment efficiencies in conjunction with the Manufacturing Manager and ensure all savings are documented.
• Provide a timely response to requests via the lead time requests system.
• Maintain high standards of GMP & BRC compliance in all aspects of production.
• Exhibit a good awareness of COSHH, risk assessment, HAZOP and general process safety and ensure this is communicated to all staff. Take the lead in introducing an excellent safety culture in general and specifically manual handling, Vehicle / Pedestrian safety, PPE and Accident / incident reporting.
• Exhibit a wide awareness of COSHH, risk assessment and general process safety.
• Carry out direct report responsibilities for Shift Managers, including holiday approval, sickness monitoring, return to work interviews etc. Always ensure that minimum staffing levels are maintained.
• Monitoring team performance, and working with HR to address poor performance, supported by the Manufacturing Manager where required.
• Support the Manufacturing Manager in delivery and implementation of a training improvement programme for all operators.
• Maintain a skills matrix and to identify potential skills shortages and succession planning within departments.
• To promote the right employee behaviour and conduct of employees through coaching and mentoring to increasing morale through involvement, training and recognition.
Health, Safety and Environment
• Contribute to a safe conclusion in the event of an emergency.
• Represent the department at the Health & Safety Committee.
• Contribute to a good approach to Food Hygiene, HACCP and Quality and ensure all relevant regulations are met.
• Contribute to an excellent safety culture in general and specifically with regard to manual handling, Vehicle / Pedestrian safety, PPE and Accident / incident reporting.

What we’re looking for

• Bachelors Engineering degree in relevant discipline or relevant experience.
• Proven Production Manager experience which demonstrates the ability to lead a team to deliver a production plan effectively and motivate others
• An understanding of BRC and Customer Quality Standards
• Knowledge of all aspects of the assembly process and able to identify acceptable levels of efficiency and Workmanship.
• Knowledge of working within a LEAN environment
• Excellent communication Skills

What we’ll do for you

We offer an excellent package which includes a competitive salary; a generous holiday entitlement as well as the opportunity to purchase additional holiday, we also offer a discretionary annual bonus, BUPA, pension scheme with 9% employer contribution, life assurance, group income protection, SAYE earn schemes and free shares.

With the encouragement and development you need, we help you to become your ultimate you. Beyond building a successful career, we also support the wishes and ambitions of our staff outside of the office in achieving a health work/life balance - the wellbeing of our staff is paramount to us, which we actively promote and support by regularly delivering a variety of wellbeing initiatives and offering responsibility based flexibility. There will also be opportunities to be actively involved in community and charity projects and to take part in numerous subsidised social events.

Polite Notice

We politely request that we are not contacted by any recruitment agencies. We have a preferred supplier list and high volumes of speculative calls from agencies negatively impact upon the efficiency of our business. Please help us to maintain the highest levels of customer service by respecting our wishes.