Factory Manager - Gravesend, Kent

Silven Recruitment

  • Location: Gravesend, Kent
  • Job Type: GM/Site Manager
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (DoE)
  • Date Posted: 02/09/2022
  • Expiry Date: 08/10/2022

Factory Manager

£70,000 – £80,000 (DoE)

Gravesend, Kent


Job Reference: GG/11811



This is an opportunity for an experienced and ambitious production professional to head up a brand-new factory for a hugely successful and growing food manufacturer.


The Role

The successful Factory Manager will have full responsibility for the day-to-day running of the factory operation. They will,

  • Ensure all orders are completed in full every day
  • Ensure all customer packs are produced in accordance with respective customers’ Quality Standards and meet quality specifications at first time of asking – Right First Time.
  • Ensure departmental focus on H&S, Food Safety, Covid Safety & Compliance and delivery of customer orders.
  • Ensure daily production costs meet or beat budget targets day to day.Develop longer term plans to reduce cost of production.
  • Represent the Production department ensuring appropriate levels of clear and timely communication up to the SLT, within the Production team and cross functionally.
  • Work with the Production Improvement Manager to develop and deliver plans to improve performance in terms of either quality, cost or service.
  • Develop and implement long terms plans relating to recruitment and staff development with particular regard to seasonal requirements of the business.
  • Ensure that the production team is fully engaged with the company’s Ways of Working to promote the company values at all times
  • Create and drive initiatives to reduce waste within the business – fruit, time, materials, energy etc.


The Candidate

  • Excellent leadership and people management skills.
  • Well-developed problem solving, planning and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent team working skills with proven ability to work collaboratively with a range of cross-functional teams, always putting the business needs as a priority.
  • Commercial and financial acumen.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to negotiate and communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and proactively seek win/win solutions.Key Skill and Experience Requirements
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Senior Manager in a food environment.
  • Degree level food-based qualification.
  • Experience of a high care, ready-to-eat environment
  • Experience of managing a team and supporting and developing direct reports.
  • Minimum IOSH preferably NEBOSH.


Next Steps

To apply for this role, please contact Gilbert Gregory at Silven on either 07487732962, 0161 832 7463 or gilbert.gregory@silven.co.uk quoting reference GG/11811.