Production Shift Manager

Posted 2 months ago

A leading Fresh Produce company in Kent are looking for a Production Shift Manager to join their busy packhouse in Kent. 

The role of Production Shift Manager would consist of :

  • Oversee the production operation in the packhouse and support / cooperate with Line Leaders, Machine Operatives, and QA in their shift.
  • Ensure adequate fruit has been sourced, sufficient and appropriate labour provided, and workload planned as to best utilize resources.
  • Receive orders and plan daily production ensuring it meets the time scales.
  • Ensure correct stock rotation.
  • Ensure Waste disposal Managed.
  • Monitor productivity levels, provide estimates, day to day comparisons.
  • Help to plan weekly rotas and holidays.
  • Ensure the minimum of 11h break is taken between the shifts for all employees and maintain records accordingly.
  • Carry out grievance & disciplinary procedures where appropriate.
  • Ensure checks been made to verify product, labels, and packaging packed in accordance with customer specifications & correct product out graded.
  • Ensure provision made for sufficient training to maximize the potential of all employees.
  • Accountable for all fruit entering and leaving the packhouse.
  • Manage Non-conforming product.
  • Ensure Packaging and tools storage in maintained appropriately.
  • Manage production systems in accordance with BRC, Tesco, Sedex (ethical audits).
  • Explore and develop, where viable, possibilities for the future development of the business, including machinery, type services offered, best working practices.
  • Supervise and accompany visitors on site.
  • Ensure HACCP implemented and reviewed regularly.
  • Promote high standards of hygiene.
  • Ensure packhouse cleaning schedules carried out.
  • Ensure all breakages are dealt with properly, adhering to the relevant procedures.
  • Adherence to all company policies and procedures, always.
  • Undertake any other tasks as reasonably requested by the operations manager.


Please apply if you have the following experience and qualities: 

  • Strong people management experience 
  • Process – Driven
  • Experience working in a FMCG company, ideally within a busy packhouse or warehouse 
  • Experience in a similar role 

Please note: You will need access to a car to travel to this location.

The good stuff

  • Opportunity to develop
  • On-site parking
  • Free Apples

Salary: £30,000.00-£35,000.00 per year

The shifts for this role are 5 in 7 days (weekend working would be 4 in 3 off ) and the working hours are 7am-7pm shift pattern. Please only apply if this is suitable.


Please contact Frank or Georgina to discuss the role and your experience on 01273 720599. Please send over a CV to (*not or com) and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company

Job Features

Job CategoryPackhouse, Production Shift Manager
TypeFull Time
Job NumberF42

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