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Shift Production Manager

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Job ID 150030 Date posted 09/23/2021 Location : Thirsk, United Kingdom

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

Job Purpose and Impact

Location: Dalton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire Y07 3HE

At Cargill, we strive to be the best choice in animal nutrition solutions. In the UK, our team uses our nutritional expertise and knowledge to provide superior innovative nutritional products and services to the agricultural feed industry.Our offering at Dalton includes pellets, concentrates, premixes and minerals, specialties and supplements. The Operations Supervisor role is responsible for translating the objectives of our organization into the tasks that the team needs to accomplish. You will provide direction to the operations team to accomplish daily production goals with an emphasis on the customer and key stakeholders, promoting the company's approach to ensuring our products, people and environment are kept safe.

We offer highly competitive salary plus comprehensive benefits package including contributory pension and performance related bonus.

Key Accountabilities

  • Understanding the daily production demands and ensure that production needs are met.
  • Maintain established crew levels through recruitment scheduling and assignment of hourly stakeholders.
  • Promote a culture of people safety and food safety by championing best practices in these areas and ensuring accountability and adherence to company programs.
  • Train and motivate employees to drive maximum efficiency, productivity, food safety and quality, and engagement.
  • Be the resource for employees, through coaching, investigating and following up on employee issues.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Responsible for personnel decisions related to hiring, performance and disciplinary actions for your direct reports. You will also spend time completing the same tasks as employees on your team.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience coaching, leading and building a high performing team
  • Confirmed related work experience


  • Confirmed supervisory experience
  • Food processing or manufacturing experience
  • Experience in cross discipline areas and ‘management’ role.
  • Experience in FMCG or Feed Mill environment operating 24/7 on a shift based system.
  • Knowledge of Lean/modern manufacturing principles
  • Experience in Production shift systems and  resource planning
  • Experience with SAP and other business software
  • Good business acumen with commercial awareness from concept to full scale production
  • Strong communication, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to organize work, prioritize and be decisive
  • Ensure and accept accountability 
  • Previous management of Health & Safety systems
  • Experience in project management and capital investment

Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today:  
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