Shift Manager

£35,000 - £40,000 (dependant on experience)

We are currently looking for an experienced Shift Manager to join our team at our Dorset Foods site in Shaftesbury.

You will be required to work weekly rotating shifts (05:30 – 14:30, 13:30-22:30)

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and managing the production team to ensure efficient productivity whilst ensuring product integrity is met.  Ability to work under pressure are a must along with being hard-working, reliable and being able to work as part of a team. 

Job Accountabilities

•Effectively manage the labour resource to ensure plan adherence and production efficiency targets are met.

•Ensure that the levels of material waste within the manufacture and packing departments are in line with daily targets

•Holidays and absence management

•Drive forward initiatives to exceed production efficiency and waste management targets

•Ensure compliance with company and customer standards    

•To monitor and ensure the standard operating procedures are adhered

•To actively promote H&S culture and to ensure accident investigations are undertaken and complete

•Identify all training requirements for the area, against the training matrix framework

Key Competencies

•Proven experience of working within a food manufacturing industry sector (or similar)

•Must have great planning and organisational skills

•Exceptional experience of people management and working across teams

•Self motivated and must have ability to work under pressure

•Computer literacy skills desirable

Entitlements and Benefits

  • Free parking
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Company pension
  • A progressive working enviroment that puts the employees at the heart of everything we do.

Holiday Entitlement – 33 days holiday

Hours – Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week

If this position appeals to you, has sparked your interest or you have any questions about the role then please register your interest by sending your CV

We look forward to hearing from you.


More about us:

Dorset Foods is focused on the savoury egg and cooked cocktail sausage categories and has its own specialist manufacturing facility and development team.

The business strategy is strongly focused on innovation and reinventing the Scotch egg category. Most recently, this has resulted in the ability to maintain a runny centre in a warm-serve, cooked egg product, which has initially been brought to market by M&S.

Dorset Foods is home to the recently developed Scrummy Egg brand, which will encompass a family of products that are based on this unique ability to produce a runny or soft-set-centred boiled egg that maintains this quality even when re-heated.

The business supplies Scotch egg products into Asda, M&S, Tesco and the convenience channel.