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Production Departmental Manager

Kettle Produce Limited is one of the major suppliers of fresh and pre-packed vegetables in the UK. We are a dynamic and customer focused business and these are exactly the kind of qualities we look for in all our employees. Our Production department plays a pivotal role in the successful operation of the business.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Departmental Manager to join our Production team at Balmalcolm, taking overall responsibility and accountability for the Ready to Cook Department, including ensuring product quality is within specification, that staff are motivated to achieve their tasks, that any ‘business critical’ issues are raised/communicated at the earliest possible time and that what you contribute to the business makes a difference.

In this role, the main responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that manning levels (all roles) are in line with plan/expectations.
  • Check the production plan/targets for the current shift.
  • Ensure that there is sufficient quantity and quality of raw material to be able to achieve the daily running plan.
  • Monitor productivity rates throughout the shift ensuring targets are achieved and finished product quality is to specification.
  • Ensure that all customer orders are completed in full and within the scheduled departure times.
  • Develop employees to ensure adequate succession planning for all processes.
  • Ensure that Hygiene, Safety and GMP standards are adhered to and achieved at all times within the Department.
  • Ensure that all employees are adequately trained for the tasks expected of them.
  • Communicate daily with Production Manager and opposite Departmental Manager regarding all relevant issues.
  • Ensure the Team Leaders within your remit know their area of responsibility for the shift and their shift targets. 
  • Carry out staff appraisals within your team at least once per annum.


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