Shift supervisor 

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  • Date Listed23/09/2020
  • Location
  • Advertised ByPrivate
  • Job TypeFull-Time

My Client an Agri - food business in Naas require a shift supervisor for day shift, the position is permanent.

Main Responsibilities

Shift Management

  • Work with a Shift Manager to lead a Shift Team to achieve production and packing targets/KPI on a daily basis and lead smaller teams as assigned
  • Setting weekly targets and objectives for the Shift Team
  • Ensuring the highest standards of product quality, integrity and hygiene are achieved and improved daily in line with quality and food safety standards
  • Maintaining excellent standards Practice and Good Housekeeping Practice
  • Ensuring the safe working practices and conduct of the team, contractors and visitors
  • Ensuring that team are properly trained and managed to work in a safe, quality conscious and effective way
  • Executing meaningful Performance Development Reviews of teams bi-annually
  • Driving systems and processes to eliminate customer complaints
  • Maintaining positive working relationships & ensuring effective communication at all levels
  • Leading the team to optimise performance in terms of output, quality, costs, etc.
  • Ensuring all work areas and equipment within your control are regularly and properly maintained to deliver optimum performance.
  • Driving initiatives to maximise employee contribution and driving improvements in product quality and process efficiencies
  • Liaising with QA & QC, logistics, technical and maintenance teams to achieve optimum results

General Management

  • The Shift Manager will be expected to cover for the Plant Manager in his absence and support the Plant Manager in other areas of Operations
  • Additionally, the Shift Manager will be an active member of the manufacturing staff contributing to the overall department performance plan in the areas of Safety, Quality, Output, People Management and Cost
  • Interfacing with HR in relation to employee relations issues

Professional Experience & Qualifications

  • Food Science/Food Technology qualification or related discipline would be advantageous
  • The ability to communicate clear objectives and motivate staff to achieve more is the key to success for this role
  • A strong understanding of Microsoft technologies is required
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in the Food/healthcare/pharmaceutical manufacturing Industry would be an advantage
  • This role may suit a recent high performing graduate looking to pursue a management career in the food manufacturing industry or an experienced supervisor

Personality Profile

  • Strong work ethic required with evident enthusiasm for the role
  • A team player who can galvanise support for achieving key objectives
  • Capable of taking the lead in change and seeking out improvements
  • Mature and stable personality who can manage stressful and challenging environments
  • Strong support for high quality and hygiene standards
  • Logical and methodical approach to work practices and processes
  • Good reporting writing and numerical skills
  • Clear thinking individual who can resolve issues on their feet, decisive personality


Supervisory Skills, Management, Production

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