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Assistant Production Manager

Ref: 78034

  • Negotiable
  • 03 Feb 2023
  • Cork (West)
  • Permanent

Assistant Production Manager

About the Company

This is an opportunity to join a diverse and award winning Dairy manufacturing site in West Cork

About the Position

In this role you will be responsible for delivering product of maximum quality in a profitable manner, within a safe environment that supports the development, growth and retention of all employees.  
This is a full time, permanent position working on a 4 cycle shift in peak months and 2 cycle shift in off-peak months.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the Operator team working on the shift, ensuring that the production process runs safely, reliably, and efficiently
  • Ensure the production plan and priorities for the shift are met.
  • Create a shift schedule, assign duties and monitor team performance, ensuring standards are met or exceeded
  • Coach team members on an ongoing basis and train new operators.
  • Evaluate and provide feedback to operators on their performance, both formally at designated intervals and informally ‘in real time’, as appropriate
  • Proactively engage with Maintenance, Quality and other functions at all times in order to ensure maximum collaboration to the benefit of the overall Cheese business
  • Provide comprehensive end-of-shift Handover Report that facilitates immediate and urgent follow-up to specific issues as required
  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency, make decisions and take initiative as required in order to continuously enhance the standards and output of the shift


  • Bachelor’s Degree with some Operations Management / Functional Management experience within a complex food manufacturing plant desirable but not essential.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience.
  • Strong communication, influencing and teamwork skills
  • Experience of GMP, Hygiene and Health & Safety requirements

Remuneration Package

Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

For more information on the role or any other Engineering or Life Sciences roles call Nigel on 087 3618142 or email me or click the apply button below.

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