Shift Manager

Shift Manager Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Shift Manager to join our team.


  • Being obsessed by metrics and diving deep to find root cause quickly, to drive improvements;
  • Develop and nurture positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders (including suppliers);
  • To ensure Health and Safety standards are maintained, taking responsibility for corrective actions;
  • Develop the team to high level of competency, identifying development and succession opportunities for team members;
  • Ensure new customers are routed in the most cost effective way, whilst maintaining contractual requirements;
  • Monitoring start and finish times of all routes ensuring that they continue to be appropriate;
  • Respond to equipment/process problems;
  • Attending production management meeting when on shift;
  • Ensuring adherence to the agreed site production plan with exceptions reported, evaluated and migrated;
  • Primary permit issuer on site; also including the administration of any supporting safety procedure (e.g. Lock, tag & try and Management of Change.);
  • Reporting into the Operations Manager;
  • Creating standard operating procedures and risk assessments for key production / manufacturing processes;
  • Ensure shift production is delivered in line with customer expectations and requirements;
  • Overseeing the picking, loading and replenishment team;
  • To understand and be able to use various management information systems and reports effectively to ensure optimum department performance.


  • Good communication at all levels;
  • Good understanding of mould tools;
  • Experience managing multiple duties involving a variety of procedures requiring judgment in handling routine work;
  • Excellent organization skills to set priorities;
  • Team management;
  • Ideally holds qualifications in Management and Health & Safety would be advantageous;
  • Previous experience in a chemical / batch manufacturing environment;
  • You must have a good understanding of health & safety regulations;
  • Technical training;
  • HR management experience required;
  • IOSH Managing Safely or NEBOSH General Certificate beneficial;
  • Have experience implementing continuous improvement and developing production techniques;
  • Strong organisational skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and present to different levels of the business;
  • Knowledge of Continuous improvement.