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- £65,000
Location: HarrogateYorkshire & the Humber
Our Reference: MV8200
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Our client is a Harrogate super brand who produce a globally recognised product within the FMCG industry. Their award-winning and distinctive product is manufactured on their Harrogate site and distributed to premium brands across the UK and beyond. As a result of their impressive international recognition, they now have plans to further increase their manufacturing capabilities and as such are searching for a Production & Performance Manager to join their talented team.

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Production & Performance Manager

We’re searching for a Production & Performance Manager with FMCG manufacturing experience to join a global manufacturer based in Harrogate.

Key Benefits:

  • Up to £65,000 pa, Dependent on Experience
  • Harrogate Based
  • Company Pension Plan
  • Private Medical Insurance – After 6 months
  • Death in Service (4x Salary)


This is an integral role to the leadership and strategic direction of the business; reporting to the Operations Director, you will operate within the Production Leadership Team acting as the driving force behind continuous improvement initiatives, performance optimisation, and developing a culture of excellence. This position provides the opportunity to engage with the wider group across various projects and comes with excellent opportunities for personal development.

Strategic Responsibilities:

  • Leading the production department to ensure safety, efficiency, quality, and performance.
  • Developing long-term plans to deliver the strategic business needs.
  • Optimising production capability and minimise downtime through proactive maintenance strategies.
  • Driving the learning agenda and capability planning for all production managers.
  • Engaging in regular reporting of data and information to the wider group.

Functional Leadership:

  • Leading a cross-functional team with accountability for business outputs.
  • Championing continuous improvement initiatives, implementing internal systems and principles.
  • Leading on people development, creating a learning pathway to enhance performance and agility.

People & Teams:

  • Foster a culture of safety, quality, and performance aligned with strategic targets.
  • Developing resource planning and forecasting for skill needs, compliance, and development requirements.
  • Coaching, supporting and upskilling team members.


  • Delivery of SQCDME KPIs and upholding EHS & Quality standards.
  • Collaborate with the Operations Director to build and execute the strategic plan for production.
  • Manage OPEX and CAPEX budgets, leading digital transformation initiatives and RCA processes.


We are looking for a strong and authentic leader with prior experience in a production management role and an engineering background. You will be adept at developing, supporting, and mentoring a team, creating strategies to drive operational efficiency and comfortable reporting at board-level.

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Expertise in manufacturing operations and continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Data analysis, budget development, and resource planning.
  • Strong reporting skills; comfortable relaying data and information to wider group and board.
  • Knowledge of key manufacturing processes and techniques (DMAIC, 5S, PDCA, TPM).
  • Experience with strategic maintenance and autonomous maintenance.
  • Familiarity with change management principles and methodologies.
  • Ability to engage and inspire teams, leading by example.

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