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Production Manager - Brighter Foods

Canteen staff at the company canteen cash register

Job Category

Production

Division

THG Nutrition

Location

Manchester, United Kingdom

Job Type

Full-time

THG is a fast-moving, global technology business that specialises in taking brands direct to consumers. Our world-class proprietary tech and infrastructure powers our extensive portfolio of beauty, nutrition and lifestyle brands and is now helping drive exponential growth of our clients’ brands globally.  

We’re powered by a global team of over 7,000 ambitious people around the world. Our culture is fast-paced and entrepreneurial, it’s this DNA that has supported our incredible growth.

We’re always looking for individuals that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG, and play a part in driving the group forward on its exciting journey. So, if you’re ready to take the next big step in your career, challenge yourself every day and evolve with the world around you, THG is ready for you. 

THG Nutrition & Wellness

THG Nutrition & Wellness is home to some of the best loved and most trusted names in wellbeing and nutrition, including Myprotein, the world's largest online sports nutrition brand, its family of brands, Myvegan, Myvitamins, Command, MP Activewear and MyPRO, plus Exante Diet.  

We want to be the world's most empowering health movement, championing everyone to live healthier, more active lives. Our brands and people exist to break boundaries, to power and empower those who want more. We break conventions, we’re a force for good, and we keep it real. These are the values that drive us through every day. 

Everything we do is done in-house, from manufacturing and new product development to content creation, e-commerce, marketing and logistics. This means we’re perfectly positioned to deliver to our vision and keep our place at the top of a fast-moving, global industry.  

It's an incredibly exciting time to join the team, and we’re always looking for talented people who share our vision and values to drive our Nutrition & Wellness movement forward. 

Job Title: Production Manager 

Company: Brighter Foods

Location: Brighter Foods, Pendre Industrial Estate, Tywyn LL36 9LW

About Brighter Foods: 

Brighter Foods is an award-winning food manufacturer located in Tywyn, nestled between the scenic Snowdonia Mountain range and the beautiful beaches of mid Wales. Since our inception in 2014, we have brought experience, resources, and talent to the thriving sector of food manufacturing, catering to millions of consumers seeking the finest ingredients, superb taste, and texture in a healthy snack bar. 

The Opportunity: 

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to join the team and be moulded to become the future site manager of Brighter Foods. As a Production Manager, you will play a pivotal role in managing the performance of our bar lines, coordinating teams, activities, and resources to ensure the delivery of production plans profitably, efficiently, on time, and in line with safety and quality standards. You will be accountable for health, safety, and environmental (HSE) practices, people management and development, working collaboratively with other departments to meet the overall needs of the business. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the performance of the bar production lines, ensuring production plans are delivered profitably, efficiently, and in compliance with safety and quality standards. 
  • Collaborate with other line managers to build a values-based culture, putting people at the heart of every decision and ensuring a positive experience for colleagues. 
  • Build and maintain positive relationships within the team, between shifts and departments, and with key internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Lead teams through change, coordinating with other managers to plan communication, anticipate challenges, and maximise benefits while minimising negative impacts. 
  • Work collaboratively and cross-functionally to ensure production plans are attainable, including necessary contingency provisions, and drive departmental and shared action plans to achieve business objectives. 
  • Manage operational teams, sharing insights with cross-functional teams to optimize resources and coordinate plans for maximum operational performance. 
  • Ensure continuous preparedness for internal and third-party audits, achieving the highest grade against external standards, and demonstrating excellence during audits. 

The Ideal Candidate: 

We believe that success is built upon collaboration and diverse perspectives. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience: 

  • Experience within the food manufacturing industry is preferable but not essential 
  • Experience in a similar role managing production teams across multiple shifts 
  • Able to demonstrate a track record of continuous improvement and root cause analysis is essential 
  • Demonstrate budget management (essential) 
  • Demonstrate people development & succession planning (essential) 
  • Able to translate data analysis into meaningful database decisions in a format presentable to Senior THG stakeholders 
  • Familiarity with lean manufacturing principles (continuous improvement) 
  • A positive, solution-focused mindset with attention to detail and a drive for continuous improvement. 
  • Excellent communication skills, especially face-to-face, with the ability to adapt to different people and situations. 
  • Experience in project work would be advantageous. 
  • An understanding of the impact of production on all aspects of business performance. 
  • Engineering qualifications/experience is highly desirable but not essential 

What’s on offer: 

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Relocation Allowance (if applicable) 
  • 25 Days Holidays + bank holidays 
  • Mon-Fri working schedule 
  • Auto-enrolment pension 
  • Discounts across THG Brands 

Because of the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application we receive within 14 days. If you haven't heard from us within that time frame or should you have any specific questions about this or other applications for positions at THG please contact one of our Talent team to discuss further. 

THG is committed to creating a diverse & inclusive environment and hence welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

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