• Full Time
  • Remote
  • Leinster
  • 41963696

PE Global is currently recruiting for a Production Manager for a leading food manufacturer based in Kilkenny

This is a shift position.


  • Manage the day to day operations and production process of the plant.
  • Schedule plant activities to maximize throughput in accordance with the overall production plan and to meet customer requirements.
  • Minimizing turnaround time to achieve maximum milk throughput while maintaining quality.
  • Ensure quality standards are adhered to and achieved in order to meet internal standards and external customer requirements.
  • Manage Health and Safety and log all incidents in order to comply with Glanbia Risk Management Standard requirements.
  • Working closely with management team to identify and implement process improvements to maximize levels of efficiency through the use of Lean and GPS Principles.
  • Maintain the highest hygiene standards in accordance with company policy in both personal and plant. Inspecting, cleaning and relaying issues and problem areas to shift team.
  • Meeting quality standards and specifications on all product lines from the plant inspecting all products.
  • Working closely with the maintenance department, communicating all plant issues, scheduling repair windows, recording all interventions in shift notes and record jobs on sap.
  • Maximize performance through the use of, MES/IQS system and Satt-line systems.
  • Proactively communicate and work with operators through 3M platform, informal discussions and team briefs to ensure a two-way flow of relevant, timely information.
  • Manage the staff roster and holiday book to ensure adequate resourcing of plant.
  • Manage sap payroll system, allocating holiday hours, credit time in lue, recording all sick leave and recording all doctor certificates with a return to work forms.

Key Requirements:

  • Third level qualification in Food Science/ Engineering/Food Technology OR a minimum of 3 year’s experience in dairy processing environment.
  • Experience in Change Management and/or Project Management a distinct advantage
  • Proven track record of delivery of projects within tight time frames
  • Experience working with cross functional teams and in a union environment
  • Experience in dealing with cultural change at all levels
  • Previous experience of training/facilitating groups is a distinct advantage
  • Self-confident with the ability to promote a new way of thinking
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills
  • Highly motivated and self-driven
  • Excellent influencing skills
  • Continuous improvement mindset

Interested candidates should submit an updated CV.

Please click the link below to apply, call Niamh on +353 21 4520313 or alternatively send an up to date CV to

***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in Ireland***


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