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Production Manager

Ref No: WS/PM/03/24

Location: Whites Speedicook Ltd
Closing Date: 17th April 2024

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the successful candidate will ensure the smooth running of the bulk / retail lines in line with customer requirements.

The Role:

  • Lead day-to-day production activities, ensuring adherence to quality, safety, and efficiency standards while embodying a positive culture of continuous improvement;
  • Monitor production processes, troubleshoot issues, and implement corrective actions as needed;
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to optimise production schedules and resource allocation;
  • Inspire, mentor, and develop a skilled production team, fostering a culture of continuous improvement;
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement, cost reduction, and enhanced productivity within the production workflow, using Lean tools and techniques as a foundational framework;
  • Generate production reports, analyse key performance indicators, and present insights to senior management, incorporating data-driven decision-making.

The Person:

  • A minimum five years’ experience in a similar role;
  • Experience within a food manufacturing environment;
  • Excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong knowledge of food safety regulations, quality control standards, production best practices;
  • Previous experience of dealing with BRC audits. 

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Experience of managing Production across multiple sites;
  • Qualification in Food Science, Engineering, Operations Management, or related field. 

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 programme. 

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm Wednesday 17th April 2024.

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About Us

White’s has been milling oats in Tandragee, Co Armagh for 177 years. Part of the Fane Valley Group of companies, we supply a wide range of oat and porridge products to retail and food service customers throughout Ireland, the UK and in key export markets. At White’s we believe in quality in every part of our business, from the oats our dedicated growers produce to the standards we set ourselves, and the people who join our team.


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

White's Oats 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