Chris Connolly

Recruitment Consultant

T: +353 15 549 269 E:
  • SectorManufacturing & Engineering
  • LocationCavan
  • Salary£75000 - £85000 per annum + healthcare, up to 10% pension, 15% bonus
  • Posted onJuly 28, 2020
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Title – Production Manager

Location – Cavan

Salary – €75,000 circa. + Pension, Health Care and 15% Bonus

Company – Multi-National Food Producer

Duration – Permanent


Our client: Azon are working with a major food producer here in Ireland. They are a 24/7 operation and are looking to bring in an experienced Production Manager for one of their shifts.


In your role as a Production Manager, managing upwards of 300 people, you will be responsible for maintaining and improving KPI’s set out by the Head of Operations. The role will also require you to improve production efficiency, achieve key operational performance objectives and reduce costs in a dynamic and fast paced food environment while ensuring Quality and Health and Safety standards are not compromised

Key Responsibilities:

  • Efficient management of people, product and process in line with company health & safety and quality policies
  • Management of all labour costs including headcount and overtime.
  • Conducting production meetings and making sure all stakeholders are correctly informed of relevant information.
  • Lead, manage and develop production teams to create an open and strong environment which encourages a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Hitting targets and delivering consistent results in the categories of operating costs and production volume.
  • Manage supervisors and team’s performance, give regular feedback, recognition and encouragement;
  • Implementing and developing continuous improvement mindset, communicating this to your department and across all departments
  • Working collaboratively with all other departments to meet the needs of our demanding customer
  • Establish, manage and deliver KPI’s

Key requirements:

  • 5 years Production/Operations Management experience within a food manufacturing environment
  • Great understanding of Food Safety
  • Have a proven track record in driving change
  • A minimum expectation of having ran a shift. If you have had full site responsibility before this would be advantageous.

Please note: If you are an EU/EEA national, you will be asked to show proof of right to work e.g. showing your employer a copy of your passport.

If you are a non-EU/EEA national, you will require current and valid permission to work and reside in the EU/EEA. Information on legislation and guides to the procedures in relation to obtaining Green Card Permits, Work Permits, Spousal/Dependent Permits is available on the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation website.

Chris Connolly

Recruitment Consultant

T: +353 15 549 269 E:


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