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Available – Shift Manager, Food, Cornwall, £35k.

A Shift & Hygiene Manager with +15 years’ experience at management level, focusing on continuous improvements and overall KPI improvements. With extensive qualifications is capable of reducing changeover times, Implementation of SIC, SMED, SOP’s KanBan & 5’s. Alongside delivering lean manufacturing based KPI improvements also manages COSHH, GMP, HSE, Training, Staff Development, Labour Utilisation, HR / Disciplinary, Operational Hygiene Contractor Management, Engineering Improvements, Product & Material Quality, Auditing, Compliance and BRC.

Previous Job Titles Include:

  • Shift / Process Manager
  • Hygiene Shift Leader
  • Continuous Improvement Lead


  • Health and safety
  • Intermediate food hygiene
  • Chemical awareness
  • B I I
  • Customer services
  • First aid
  • Manual handling
  • Managerial course
  • Professional Trainer Certificate
  • Intermediate Food Hygiene
  • Literacy Level 2
  • Numeracy level 2
  • Clait Diploma
  • AI Assessor’s Award
  •  PTLL’S  (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector)
  • ILM level 5 Management & leadership.
  • Introduction to Six Sigma
  • Lean Manufacturing Trainer
  • Level 3 HACCP

Available – Immediatly

Locations – Cornwall

Ref: MJR-CP-20156

AVAILABLE – General / Factory Manager, Food, Turnarounds, Investment, Lean, £80k +bens

Having significant site turnaround expertise through implementing Lean Manufacturing Techniques, has moved a number of non-profit sites back into profitability. In deploying Lean has always focused on stabilising new achievements to becoming sustained and manageable going forwards. In empowering people with new skills has significantly reduced waste, improved profit margins and sales volumes.

Is available Mid-April and looking for Permanent roles at factory / site management level.

Having held Factory Manager / Site Director / on both an Interim & Perm level with significant achievements, is looking for a role at a similar level within a factory / group I need of quick sustainable improvements and ‘step changes’ operationally.

With significant experience in adding value through investment in sites and equipment, is capable of upping plant performance in adding in new plant and machinery. Has managed investments from £2-£50 million.

Available – 22nd April

Locations – Ipswich / Humberside / East Coast / Lincolnshire / Midlands / Yorkshire / Northants / Cambs

?Where are your sites based?

Ref: MJR-CP-20153

Available – Interim General Manager / Factory Manager, UK Wide, £Enquire

A Senior General Manager / Operations Factory Manager with +25 years in delivering significant turnaround management for loss making sites. Significant improvement experience in taking sites through Lean Manufacturing and has repositioned a number of poor performing sites back into profitable sites.  Delivers sustainable improvements.

Individually is an inspirational and motivated self-managing leader seeking to exceed expectations. A driver of Employee Safety, Food Safety, Profit, People development, Customer Relationships  and Continuous improvement.  Focuses on developing people and processes whilst implementing lean structures and operational excellence within companies. Is focused on driving reduced costs, enhanced commercial partnerships and implements new core values and Ci programmes. 

Previous Positons Held:

  • Interim Production Manager
  • General Manager
  • Interim Operations Director
  • Perm Operations Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Factory Manager

Fully qualified to Degree Level, and also Lean Management techniques: Kanban, SIC, JIT, Six Sigma, 5S, Ceedaq, Standard Manning – All with proven results.

Available – Immediately

Location – Available / Working Nationally

Ref: MJR-CP-20154

AVAILABLE – Manufacturing Manager, Cornwall, £40-50k

A Manufacturing Manager with 20 years experience delivering a consistent level of improvements across a number of sites within a group of food manufacturing companies. Experienced at managing teams upto 700 staff on a 24/7 basis. Previously upsized & downsized factories succesfully. A facilitator of Lean / KPI’s / Waste Improvements / People Development / site growth.

Qualifications include:

  • FDQ Level 2&3, achieving food manufacturing excellence.
  • Advanced Food Hygiene
  • Intermediate Health & Safety
  • HACCP Level 3

Being based in Cornwall is currently looking for Senior Shift Management / Manufacturing Manager / Operations Manager roles. Is immediatly available for interview meetings.

Available – Immediately

Location – Cornwall

Ref: MJR-CP-20155

AVAILABLE – Interim Manufacturing Manager, Food, Norfolk, £enquire

With 25 years innovating efficieny drives and improvement projects, is capable of a full KPI improvements througn team management. Waste Reductions c10%. Lean Implementation. M&S compliance. Automation Projects. Upskilling. SIS / DWOR management & improvements.

Previous Job Titles:

  • Interim Manager – Operations Suppport
  • Interim Business improvement MAnager
  • Interim Shift Site Manager
  • Interim Operations Manager
  • Interim Site Manufacturing Manager
  • Factory Production Manager


  • Managing Safety
  • Royal Society of Health Food Safety
  • Lean Manufacturing Appreciation
  • Project Management Skills
  • Royal Society of Health, Meat and Poultry
  • Accounts for Managers
  • Institute of Public Health Meat Inspector
  • Ashridge Management College Leadership
  • Advanced Food Hygiene
  • IOSH
  • HACCP Management
  • Graduate Membership of the Institute of Food Technology
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Quality Assurance Assessor– BS5750/ISO900I

Salary – £enquire

Location – Nationally Available

Availability – AVAILABLE NOW

Ref: MJR-CP-20151

AVAILABLE – Interim Senior Development Chef, Food Manufacturing.

Experienced for 17 years develping and launching new products in ready meals, bakery, sauces, marinades, sandwiches, pizzas and salads. Individual Award Winner / several Award Winning Ranges developed successfully for Tesco, Costa Coffee, Starbucks, Nero, Compass, Waitrose, M&S, Sainsburys, Aldi.

Has increased categories by 200% through effective NPD / EPD management. 

In earlier career was an executive chef in award winning businesses.



Salary – £enquire

Location – Available Nationally

Availability – Immediately Available




Ref: MJR-CP-20150



AVAILABLE – Interim Head Of Technical / Group Technical Manager, Cheshire, £enquire

Interim Head Of Technical / Group Technical Manager, Cheshire, £enquire per day +expenses.

Recent Achievements:

  • Procedures Implementation = M&S Compliance moved from severe red to green
  • Gold Standars Audit Complaince
  • 30% reduction in complaints
  • Branded Approvals Achieved inside 10 weeks
  • Multi site management – 10 – 20 sites
  • Supplier Approvals
  • Product Launches
  • ReBranding Projects
  • QA Full reorganisation
  • QMS Imlementation
  • Cost Reductions – c25%
  • Non Conformance Reductions – 30%
  • Productivity Increased – 55%
  • Budget Responsible – £20 Million.

Sectors: Drinks, Snacks, Chilled, Meat, Poultry, Fish, Ambient, Frozen

Companies: Mars, Kellogs, M&S, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, COOP, Tesco, Asds, Costa, Lidl, Aldi, Nestle, Starbuskc, Waitrose, Lavazza.

Location: – Cheshire, Working NAtionally.

Salary: – £enquire per day +expenses.

Availability: – Immediatly Available





Ref: MJR-CP-20110



AVAILABLE INTERIM – Commercial Director / Managing Director, £enquire

AVAILABLE INTERIM – Commercial Director / Managing Director, £enquire

Ref: 20119

An senior Interim Commercial / Managing / Business Development Director capable of growing business / groups turnover through developing improved retailer relationships, better products, and new ranges introductions. Experience in directing growth for branded and own label products presented to any UK retailer. Previously employed in most of the top 10 food groups at director level since 1987.

+25 Years’ Experience In

  • Commercial Directorship Projects
  • Managing Directorship Projects
  • Business turnaround strategies
  • +25% market share increases
  • Introduction into European Markets
  • £+6 million turnover improvement – 18 months
  • Profit Improvements
  • Introduction of existing ranges to major multiples
  • Development and launch of new ranges into major multiples

Salary – £enquire

Location – Available Nationally, based in Hampshire

Availability – Available upto 4 days per week

Ref: MJR-CP-20119

AVAILABLE – Shift Manager, Food & Drink Manufacturing, £35k, 2 weeks notice, Newport

With a background in Production Shift Management and Warehousing / Despatch Management delivering against KPI targets successfully. With bakery, ambient sauces and drinks experience is currently looking for a new challenging role commutable from Newport.

Previous Roles:

  • Shift Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Manufacturing Team Leader
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Stores Supervisor
  • Despatch Team Leader


  • Microsoft Word
  •  Microsoft Excel
  •  SAP IM / WM
  •  Lotus Notes
  •  Microsoft Outlook
  •  Bobas
  •  ILM Level 5 Management Award
  •  NVQ Level 3 Management
  •  IOSH Managing Safely
  •  Food Hygiene level 4
  •  Risk Assessment trained
  •  Lean management (In house)

Salary – £+35,000pa

Location – Commutable from Newport


Ref: MJR-CP-20149

AVAILABLE – Site Maintenance Engineer, Food, Cardiff, Immediate,£c40k

With a long career in food manufacturing maintenance engineering working for major food companies across the UK, my candidate is looking for permanant local site based engineering roles commutable from Cardiff. Previous experience includes:

  • Interim  Engineering Manager   
  • Shift Engineer                            
  • Shift Manager/Technician
  • Project / factory Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Shift Electrician/Engineer
  • Engineering Shift Manager
  • Contract Shift Engineer
  • Electrical Contractor

For companies including:

  • 2 Sisters
  • Bakkavor
  • Tulip
  • Dairy Crest
  • Mars
  • Weetabix
  • Cranswick Foods
  • Kerry Foods
  • Maple Leaf
  • Greencore

My candidate is immediatly available and looking to meet with clients in food and non food companies – both be considered equally.

Salary – £+36,000

Location – Commutable from Cardiff

Availability – Immediatly Available

Ref: MJR-CP-20148