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Job Description

A Production Manager is needed by CareerWise Recruitment for a food manufacturing client in West Cork. Reporting to the Head of Operations, the Production Manager is responsible for the production performance as measured by core metrics of safety, quality, cost, line efficiency & people management. This is a dedicated nights rotating 12 hour/24/7 pattern.

Role of this position

  • Manage a team of Supervisors and Operators to ensure the production plan is delivered to the highest standard.
  • Manage Daily production Line Start-Up and Shift Handover to optimise factory efficiencies
  • Manage weekly staffing rotas
  • Execution of daily production plans to meet the daily schedule and optimise factory efficiencies,
  • Ownership of Health & Safety Management routines to ensure compliance.
  • Maintain and continuously improve skills metrics to increase operator skill level on designated lines.


  • Experience of leadership, management and development of teams.
  • Knowledgeable on yield, food safety and employment law.
  • Training, mentoring and people development skills
  • Background in industry, ideally commercial branded FMCG background and/or volume manufacturing environment
  • Relevant third level in business, operations or food science preferred

Please call Ken Murphy today for further information on 021-4297538 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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Manufacturing & Production

Cork Office

CareerWise Recruitment. EastGate Village, EastGate, Little Island, Cork.

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900