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Section Manager

Factory Work - Abergavenny
06 Apr 2021
30 Apr 2021
Contract Type:
Job Advert
Are you an experienced Section Manager with a proven track record in people management?  Do you have experience working within a FMCG environment? Do you thrive working in a fast paced manufacturing operation? We are currently recruiting for an experienced Section Manager to join our production team in Abergavenny.

As an inclusive, forward thinking business, we take pride in our approach to investing in our technology across Avara Foods and are looking for a highly competent and motivated Section Manager to join the PM shift at our Abergavenny Factory. 

You will be working in a fast-paced, dynamic FMCG factory environment which is noisy and refrigerated in some areas, manufacturing short shelf life products where hygiene standards are critical.
You will be working Tuesday - Thursday 1400 - 2300, Friday 1200 - 2100 and Saturday 0800 - 1700.
Purpose of the role:

As a Section Manager you will be responsible for managing all operational production staff to drive and produce quality products, on time and to customer requirements and specification within agreed cost standards.  
Your key responsibilities will include:
  • Coordinating all operational shift personnel, to produce quality products to schedule, whilst maintaining a safe, efficient and cost-effective operation with maximum utilization of resources
  • Maximising improvement opportunities in all areas of control, through continual review of operations and by instigating improvements where necessary and drive through any changes
  • Liaising with HR department to select and develop operational personnel and to ensure that a developmental programme is in place to train and motivate individuals to achieve performance and quality targets.   
  • Target setting; ensure measurement, monitoring and management of production performance 
  • Reviewing results from the shift and report back to appropriate management team
  • Ensuring employee and product safety always, ensuring full training is given according to task procedures and individual needs 
  • Maintaining adherence to Avara Foods safety and hygiene standards
  • Assisting the Production Manager with budgets associated to your area of control and to adhere to this budget, driving cost saving ideas where appropriate
  • Ensuring all Company policies, standards, processes are met and adhered to by all personnel on shift.
What we are looking for:
  • Manufacturing experience within a FMCG industry (preferably within the food processing industry) with production experience at management level.
  • Strong Management experience
  • Good computer skills 
  • Ability to interpret and analyse data to give meaningful reports and actions
  • Excellent communications skills
A little about us: 
We are a leading supplier of chicken and turkey products into an impressive range of customers in the UK retail and food service sectors. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 6000 people.

The growth of our business is based on providing a high quality, affordable product and delivering great service levels to our customers. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.
All our facilities are Covid secure, with protective measures and precautions in place to keep our people safe which include:
  • Virtual interview process
  • Daily temperature screening
  • Social distancing measures – including floor markers and 2m separation where possible
  • Screens and barriers installed at workstations and canteens
  • Face coverings required in all shared spaces
  • Increased cleaning regimes across sites
  • Virtual meetings and remote working
What’s in it for you?
As a Section Manager, you will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be
recognised and rewarded.
We offer comprehensive training as well as development and career progression opportunities. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
  • Generous Pension
  • 31 days holiday 
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Private Health 
  • Employee benefits scheme including discount shopping vouchers and lifestyle benefits.
  • Realistic opportunities for training and development.
If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today!

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.