Overview

Why Greencore?
We’re a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make every day.
We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing around 13,600 colleagues across 16 manufacturing units and 17 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals, and in FY23, we generated revenues of £1.9bn.
Our vast direct-to-store (DTS) distribution network, comprising of 17 depots nationwide, enables us to make over 10,400 daily deliveries of our own chilled and frozen produce and that of third parties.
Here at Wisbech, we have a team of 450 colleagues and manufacture premium chilled ready to cook meals for major retailers such as Asda and Co-op.
What you’ll be doing
FTC for 6 months.
To direct the operations function for a manufacturing unit (people, process and product) that delivers the required key performance indicators across all shifts which enables the delivery of local operational objectives which exceed customer expectations
Contribute to the development and implementation of the manufacturing unit business plan in order to achieve the manufacturing EBIT/productivity objectives
Control manufacturing spend, within sign off limits, to ensure that costs are aligned with business requirements and the agreed budget
Co-ordinate, and take corrective action, to ensure all elements of operations are integrated and being utilised through cost efficient processes which deliver product to manufacturing food safety and customer standards
Implement health safety and environment plan and manage performance across the operational teams in order to enhance colleagues health and safety wellbeing in the workplace
Identify and prioritise capex projects that deliver the efficiency plan
Consult and advise with relevant departments to ensure the effective and efficient use of all new capital investment projects /machinery to deliver best operational advantage
Highlight bottleneck processes and take mitigating action that will deliver labour/waste targets
Provide inspirational leadership and direction to the operational community to ensure that people are kept safe engaged, focused and delivering to their potential
What we’re looking for
We’re not all the same at Greencore and our differences help us to make every day taste better for all our stakeholders. We truly put our people at the core and are proud of our diversity.
  • Ideally educated to degree level or relevant experience gained as a work based apprentice
  • Experience of leading manufacturing teams in an FMCG environment
  • Holds a level 3 Health and Safety certificate, is IOSH certified and trained in legionella duty holder awareness as a deputy
  • Experience of working with customers and being accountability for customer service
  • Analytical skills and ability
  • Experience of planning and implementing initiatives in a complex manufacturing organisation
  • Knowledge and experience of modern manufacturing methodologies and systems planning
  • Experience in leading business improvement activities, skilled in managing projects through to deployment
These may be trained or developed. These do not all need to be in place at recruitment.
What you’ll get in return
  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Life insurance up to 4x salary
  • Company share save scheme
  • Bonus scheme
  • Car allowance
  • Private Medical Healthcare
  • Share incentive bonus
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform
Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.


Contract – Full-Time
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 2RD

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