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Nomad Foods Europe / Birds Eye Production Manager - Bakery in Naas, Ireland

The Naas Pizza site is part of the Nomad Foods Group. The business operates two manufacturing sites in Ireland (Naas and Longford) employing approximately 450 FTEs and producing c. 50k tons of Pizzas annually, predominantly under the Goodfella’s and San Marco brands. BEP also produces own label Pizza for many retailers in both the UK and Ireland.

The core responsibility of the Production Manager role is to lead their team and contribute to the overall operational performance of the plant. The role will report directly to the Factory General Manager and will work closely with the relevant support functions e.g. Engineering, Technical, HR, Health & Safety, New product development. The job holder will be a key member of the sites manufacturing management team.

This successful individual will be value driven with a proven track record in managing activities within a production environment through the resources available to them.

Overall accountability for their Team’s performance, to lead by example by living the Nomad values. To develop and improve the five pillars of manufacturing through effective teamwork in the area of responsibility. The five pillars are, Safety, Quality, People, Output and Cost.

  • H&S – Manage and improve behaviors, systems and training. All accidents and near misses to be followed through to root cause and closure

  • Maintain BRC ‘A++’ standards at all times on the production floor

  • Ensure adherence to procedures for process control, cleaning, 5S

  • Management of process to ensure product is produced to specification

  • Facilitation of improvement initiatives to reduce / eliminate Customer complaints

  • Write and maintain standard work (TWI) type procedures for area of responsibility

  • 100% on time in full delivery of production plan

  • Management of production activities to ensure OEE targets are achieved

  • Cost control – Produce to bill of material specifications /manage labour costs

  • HR Metrics – Absenteeism, training & development, performance management, engagement

  • Promotion / facilitation of continuous improvement activities e.g. A3 / 8D problem solving, team huddles, operational excellence steering in area of responsibility, six sigma projects

  • Completion of projects as assigned by the Factory General Manager

Quality Standards – Achieve target on monthly quality standards audits:

  • Systems – SOP/JI updates, training, and completion of training records

  • Foreign body control

  • GMP – Daily hygiene and housekeeping to agreed standards/targets

  • HACCP – Completion of risk assessments with the HACCP Team, Maintenance of HACCP records, corrective and preventative action in HACCP failure, review of risk assessments and verification of HACCP plan with the HACCP Team at least yearly

  • Traceability – maintained records and document control and archiving

  • BRC Accreditation – Target BRC score is Level ‘A’.

  • Traffic light score – all paperwork to be checked daily


  • Lean six Sigma Green Belt qualification

  • Process Knowledge

  • Negotiation and Influencing Skills

  • Cost Awareness

  • Continuous Improvement

  • PC / SAP skills/ Q-pulse


  • Ideally 5 years within the FMCG at management level

  • Experience in the application of ‘Lean Tools’

  • Financial awareness

  • Production Processes

  • Good Interpersonal Skills (proven ability to manage a Team effectively, work with other departments)

  • Ability to develop a Team and to identify Team members skills and weaknesses

  • Ability to proactively identify potential problems identifies solutions, evaluate these and implement in a timely manner

  • Communication skill

ID: 2021-2891

Address Line 1: IDA Industrial Estate