Senior Production Manager


Factory Management | Leyland | Start date: 04/02/2022 | Full Time | Permanent


Since our beginnings at Dr. Oetker, we have been breaking new ground. With pizza, cake, and desserts, as well as digital platforms and services – quality and an innovative spirit set us apart.


What awaits you? It's up to you! At. Dr. Oetker, you can actively shape the future – both yours and ours. We want to be part of something bigger. Don't you?




Do you love Pizza and would you like to be part of the team that makes the UK’s favourite pizza? Then carry on reading!

What’s the role?

The Leyland Facility is where the Chicago Town Pizzas started over 30 years ago. We are looking for a Senior Production Manager to ensure the smooth running of the production area, via the Production and Engineering maintenance staff. Plans, organizes and co-ordinates through the production and engineering managers the total activities and resources of their production area.


Your Future:

  • Being responsible for the safety, quality and legality of all products, people, and processes within the department.
  • Co-ordinating production and engineering operations across the area, liaising with other Managers on site.
  • Being in control of raw material waste levels, down time, etc. to meet agreed and measurable targets, following up with action improvements/ changes as required.
  • Actively managing weekly line improvement meetings and responsible for the allocation of follow up actions. 
  • Managing the area and employees to ensure highest standards are always met.
  • Ensuring the fundamental value that ‘Quality is the best recipe’ is the pivotal focus of the teams.
  • Working closely with the Quality team to ensure only the best quality products are manufactured to agreed specifications. Immediately action any quality related issues.
  • To ensure that waste levels are managed within specified guidelines.
  • To manage the Development programme to agreed budget levels and training plans.
  • Being responsible for the Health and Safety of employees and visitors within the department.
  • To undertake risk assessments, SOP’s and monthly summaries for the area, being responsible for the reporting of any issues to the relevant manager.
  • Informs the Head of Manufacturing or Head of Health and Safety of any areas of concern.
  • The ability to demonstrate Dr. Oetker competencies are being effectively embraced and exemplified across the whole team.
  • To increase the OEE and line efficiencies through the effective leadership of a team of Production and Engineering Managers.
  • Ensuring motivation of the total team whilst meeting quality standards and production efficiencies.
  • To circulate management information through briefings with the team and progressing any matters of concern with the Head of Manufacturing.


Your Strengths:

  • Educated to HND/DMS/NVQ Level 5 or equivalent.
  • 5 years’ experience in a FMCG environment.
  • Analytical and systematic in approach.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Positive, motivated and a team player.
  • Ability to motivate and engage with employees at all levels.
  • Interested in playing a key role within a dynamic, FMCG environment.
  • Interested in working as part of a team.
  • Outgoing and positive.
  • Forward thinking.
  • Detail conscious and practical.


What do we offer? Here’s the list of our fantastic benefits………..

  • 33 days annual leave (inc bank holidays) which increases with service
  • Free pizzas
  • Subsidised on site restaurant with hot and cold meals, a salad/deli bar, snack machines and microwaves and storage facilities for those who prefer to bring their own
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Free on-site parking (number of free electronic charging points available)
  • Free Life Assurance at 4 times basic annual salary
  • Free Wi-Fi in canteen
  • Employee Referral Scheme £350 – once you know how great it is to work here you’ll want to bring your friends and family!
  • Enhanced Company Sick Pay
  • Enhanced Pension scheme which provides 6% Employer pension contribution
  • Private medical insurance
  • Regular Employee Forums ensuring all employees have a voice
  • Incentivised employee suggestion and recognition schemes
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Leave
  • Free health checks


We are looking forward to receiving your application!


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Dr. Oetker is an equal opportunities employer. We continuously work to shape and live a corporate culture where everyone feels welcome. At Dr. Oetker, your personality and qualifications are what count. Not gender, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion, disability, age or sexual orientation, and identity.


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