Production Team Manager (R7552)

Production Team Manager (R7552)

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An informal, no-nonsense and ambitious culture
An informal, no-nonsense and ambitious culture
Personal development through our Academies and other training courses
Personal development through our Academies and other training courses
Colleagues who like to share their passion and knowledge with you
Colleagues who like to share their passion and knowledge with you
We work For the Future of Farming. Would you like to join us?
We work For the Future of Farming. Would you like to join us?

About ForFarmers

#1 European Total Feed solutions provider
#1 European Total Feed solutions provider
Servicing over 27,000 farmers
Servicing over 27,000 farmers
Based in the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and the  United Kingdom
Based in the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom
Listed since 2016 on Euronext Amsterdam
Listed since 2016 on Euronext Amsterdam



Job Title:        Production Team Manager

Location:        Penrith

Contract:        Full-time, permanent

Hours:            42 hours per week - 4 on, 4 off shifts

Reporting to: Production Manager            

Job Req:        R7552

Your role

You will proactively manage all Mill Operations whilst on shift, Inclusive of all H&S responsibilities and communication to other departments in formal / informal manner.  You will holds daily Tier accountability reviews to establish actions. You will be responsible for delivering the production plan on time and to the correct costs, to the targeted efficiency, whilst maintaining high quality of product.

Your responsibilities

  • Responsible for all mill activities while on shift

  • Complete Customer complaint investigations

  • Deliver the production plan to the required time line

  • Make sure that their shift is manned up to the required levels, controlling/managing planned and unplanned absence updating HR Workday system

  • Complete back to work interviews in a timely manner to the correct standard

  • Manage their teams working hours and monitor them in line with their annualised hour requirements

  • Complete accident investigations when required and input into the internal reporting system in a timely manner

  • To ensure that the machines and systems placed under their control are run to optimise performance

  • Utilise the DSL system to drive improvements in efficiency

  • Communicate to all departments formal and informal at the required times

  • Manager the weekly H&S inspections in line with the confirmed plan

  • To ensure that the mill is maintained to an acceptable standard of Hygiene throughout shift

  • Maintain site processes/std in line with the UFAS code of practice

  • Manage the daily Tier 1 accountability review in line with the process defined and confirm actions to be completed in a timely manner. Keep records/reports up to date. Issue weekly report from the process

  • Manage teams training and development needs and maintain training record/matrix

  • Ensure their shift is maintained to high level of H&S , and any issues are communicated in a timely manner and actions completed

  • Ensure Environmental management system is followed and adhered to complying with BS EN ISO 14001/50001

  • Lead and manage 5S process

  • Hold/manager informal counselling and first level disciplinary process reviews

Your profile


  • Supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • An awareness of the importance of our responsibilities to working within current legislation.

  • Conscious of Health and Safety procedures.

  • Great attention to detail.

  • Good communication skills.


  • Feed mill Experience required.


  • Employee Assistance Programme (offering support on a range of topics). 

  • No two days are the same offering variety in your role. 

  • Options to enhance your pension after 12 months service (increased employer contributions). 

  • Opportunities to grow personally and develop within the business 

  • Cycle to work scheme. 

  • B&Q Trade card offering 10% discounts in-store and online. 

  • And much more! 

About ForFarmers

Do you ever stop to wonder where your Sunday morning poached egg came from? Or the milk in your cafè latte? Or what about the sausage and bacon served with full English? It will come as no surprise to you that the animals which produce these products need to eat themselves too. And that’s where ForFarmers comes into the equation. 

ForFarmers produces feed for cattle, pigs and poultry in both conventional and organic livestock farming. And that probably sounds a great deal simpler than it actually is. Make no mistake: an awful lot of knowledge, research and innovation has gone into one of those seemingly simple-looking chunks of animal feed. And these are the kind of things we, as a company, invest a great deal in. 

Proud values:


Working for ForFarmers is more than a job; it's a passion. The farming business is what makes us tick. We do everything we can to future-proof the sector, and this ambition shines through in our behaviour and our way of working. We push back boundaries and go the extra mile for our customers, suppliers and colleagues.


Our actions have an impact. We help farmers work in a sustainable way so that together we can safeguard the continuity of the farming business. The same principle applies to our day-to-day operations: we take good care of our customers and other stakeholders, and always aim for the best, most efficient and most sustainable result.


Keeping an open mind enables us to support farmers in the rapidly changing agricultural sector. We are able to adapt to the needs and working methods of the industry and are always on the lookout for new opportunities. We are clear about our intentions and expectations and prefer to listen than to speak.


Addressing the challenges with which the agricultural industry is faced requires a joint effort and mutual trust. We join forces with colleagues and customers and work as one team towards our shared goals. In many cases we take the lead but we are also able to follow if that produces better results.


We have a natural ambition to get things done, regardless of how difficult the job is. We do what we say and say what we do. We are respectful, honest and direct at all times. It is the sign of a ForFarmers employee.


We value diversity in our workplace and welcome enquiries from everyone.

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We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary.