Cost Accountant Vacancy

Production Shift Manager

Posted 24 September 2019

Overview of the role:

Location: Lostwithiel, Cornwall

Job type: 4 x 12 hour shifts, 6am to 6pm

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date 8 October 2019

At Trewithen Dairy, Cornwall’s largest milk bottler, our people are the key ingredient to support the next phase of our ambitious growth plans. We are seeking an individual for the role of Production Shift Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a unique, fun and supportive environment.

The main duties will include:

  • Lead departmental production teams so they are operating at optimum performance and effectiveness throughout the day and week
  • Support the production team to adopt a proactive and positive approach towards staff wellbeing and safety
  • Make an active contribution to the site health and safety committee
  • Deliver against agreed productivity, labour, efficiency, product & packaging wastage, quality, profitability and team management targets
  • Maintain financial controls, in particular workforce costs and product wastage
  • Develop a KPI driven culture driving a more continuous improvement culture within production environment going forward
  • Ensure that all HACCP’s are maintained
  • Responsibility for Food Safety and quality management, ensuring that products and manufacturing operations meet all quality, food safety and legality requirements
  • Measure production performance by use of appropriate measurement indicators

The person we are looking for:

  • Excellent communication and project management skills
  • Resilient and credible leadership style
  • The ability to coach, support and develop a team
  • Ability to provide a ‘hands on’ operational approach and lead by example
  • Possesses the drive and energy to succeed with a strong focus on problem solving and finding solutions
  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering and process requirements within a FMCG environment
  • IT skills, including MS office

If you think that you are just the person we are looking for then please send a CV and covering letter to

The closing date of applications is 8 October 2019.