Palethorpes Bakery, an award-winning and market-share leading ‘Chilled Savoury Pastry’ food manufacturer, is currently looking for an experienced Factory Manager to complement an existing passionate and enthusiastic team. Our Vision as a business is to inspire our customers through excellence in quality food, innovation and integrity. As a member of our Manufacturing Team you will be directly contributing to this vision through your core tasks and responsibilities. These will include, but are not limited to: Effectively managing, leading and motivating the relevant factory at the Palethorpes site. Ensuring KPI’s relating to Safety, Quality, Performance and People are delivered within budgetary constraints. Identifying opportunities and delivering solutions for continuous business improvement The successful candidate for this role will need to demonstrate the following skills, qualifications and attributes: Essential Experienced Factory Manager with a demonstrable record of delivering results within an FMCG manufacturing environment Educated to at least a Graduate level in a relevant qualification Credible leadership style with the ability to manage, inspire, coach and develop individuals and teams Drive and initiative to deliver results in a demanding environment Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills Proven Lean Manufacturing experience Computer literate Strategic and commercial acumen with the ability to turn plans into action and execution Desirable Chilled Savoury Pastry experience Lives within a 30 mile radius of Market Drayton (TF9 3AL) In return for the above the successful candidate will receive a total reward package that includes: A competitive salary between £60,000 and £64,000 dependent on experience Car allowance of £5,700 per annum Company Pension 33 days holiday entitlement Formal and informal learning and development opportunities Salary sacrifice opportunities for Childcare Vouchers Heavily discounted staff shop A progressive working environment that puts its people at the heart of what it does So who are we? If you haven’t heard of us before we are one of the largest employers in Market Drayton, Shropshire and part of the wider market-leading and UK based Addo Food Group. As part of this award-winning Group, we produce chilled savoury rolls, savoury hot pies, pasties and slices. Our business has been producing products in this category since 1852 and the Palethorpes Bakery has operated from its current Market Drayton site for nearly 50 years, a milestone we are looking forward to celebrating with the local community this September. Palethorpes Bakery’s success is driven through our team of passionate people who inspire our customers through excellence in quality food, innovation and integrity. Recent examples of this vision bought to life include our recent investment of £2 million to develop a unique cooking method, inspired by one of our Chef’s, which produces consistently succulent meat. This is the first use of this technique in the market and has enabled Palethorpes to grow its market presence by winning substantial new business. If you would like to join our award-winning, market-leading team please use the ‘apply now’ link and follow the on-line application instructions.