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Production Manager

Ref No: DFP/PM/02/22

Location: Duncrue Food Processing Plant
Closing Date: 17th May 2022

To take responsibility for the management of all operations and production at Duncrue Food Processors and ensure high standards are maintained in plant performance, product quality, overall efficiency and staff management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To take responsibility for the day to day running of all aspects of production and improve performance and efficiency in line with current food health and safety and environmental legislation;
  • Maintain and improve site quality standards, SOP’s, internal site audits etc in line with HACCP and legal requirements;
  • Assist with BRC standard approval;
  • Plan and oversee the collection of raw material;
  • Play a key role in developing new processes to improve efficiency using the principle of Lean Management;
  • Take responsibility for the stock control system;
  • Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements;
  • Liaise with Human Resources and Health and Safety as appropriate on all related matters, and be aware of changes to the relevant legislations;
  • Prepare written reports and report them to the Management Board on a monthly basis;
  • Review all operational costs and budgets within your remit to minimise wastage;
  • Keep abreast of industry best practices and market changes;
  • Effective people management to ensure the smooth running of the Production function. 

The Person:

  • Have 3 years’ previous management / operations experience in a manufacturing environment;
  • The ability to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Be a creative and innovative thinker and have the ability to “think outside the box”;
  • Experience of overseeing the in Intake and/or Despatch function, preferably in a manufacturing environment;
  • Hold a 3rd Level Qualification in Business, Operation Management or similar;
  • Previous experience of BRC audits;
  • Experience managing supervisors and operational staff;
  • The ability to control costs, and apply to budget;
  • Understanding of current Health and Safety and Employment Legislation;
  • High attention to detail and accurate record keeping;
  • Excellent IT skills with proficiency in the use of Microsoft products.

Preference will be given to those with:

  • Hold Train the Trainer;
  • HACCP Level 3;
  • Have a Food Qualification or being willing to undertake necessary training;
  • Previous transport planning experience;
  • NEBOSH Qualification.

A normal working week will be 40 hours.

In return all employees will have access to a Healthcare Plan (includes children up to the age of 18), Company Pension with Life Assurance and an active Health and Well Being strategy.

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About Us

Duncrue Food Processors Ltd (DFP) was established in 1979 and has grown to become one of the UK’s leading Beef Dripping producers. Its primary operation is the manufacture of high-quality Beef Dripping which is sold to the fast food, catering and food manufacturing industries.

With a dedication to total quality, the company has Grade 'AA' BRC approval and has established an enviable reputation for producing market leading products, manufactured to the very highest quality standards. Major investment by the company in our refining and de-odorising plant together with our in-house laboratory has ensured that we are equipped to meet the changing demands of our customers.


Our culture is based on setting best in class standards, working towards and delivering on committed objectives, striving for constant improvement and involving everyone in the process. We endeavour to develop our people and harness everyone’s potential to deliver a winning team.

Equal Opportunities

Duncrue Food Processors is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to a safe, inclusive and relationship based working environment.


In return we offer a high degree of responsibility, great opportunities for learning, personal growth and development with advancement within a fast-moving agricultural sector. Health benefits and cover to be discussed with Human Resources.

Our Purpose

To advance the interests of farmers and the agricultural industry through the development of growth orientated agri-food businesses and the promotion of best agricultural practice.

Our Values

Trust: Trusting each other and earning the trust of others

Respect: Treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves

Teamwork: Together we are more effective

Excellence: We aim to exceed expectations and always strive to be better