Cargill Shift Manager in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Shift Manager

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Job location(s): Wolverhampton

The Shift Manager will manage all staff and operational areas of a 24-person shift, in line with Cargill’s policies, procedures and applicable legislation. This includes producing quality products which meet customer requirements on time and to specification, in a safe and efficient manner to agreed cost standards. The Shift Manager will be required to deputize when needed in the absence of the Production Manager.

Main Tasks:

  • To coordinate, via Team Leaders, all operational shift personnel, to produce quality products to schedule, whilst maintaining a safe, efficient and cost effective operation with maximum utilisation of resources

  • Leading and engaging the employees on shift in alignment with Cargill strategies and operating plans

  • To create and maintain a safe and hygienic working environment through adherence to Cargill and legislative requirements and completing any health and safety documentation for the shift.

  • To continually evaluate product quality in conjunction with the Quality Auditor, implementing the required corrective actions to attain the product quality to customer standards.

  • Manage, motivate & empower operators, developing them to their full potential

  • Monitor, measure and report on production related process performance, including general issues to route cause

  • Ensuring company resources & support departments are used in an effective manner to ensure best operating costs.

  • Accountable for all ensuring company policies, standards, processes are met and adhered to by all personnel on shift

  • Accountable for all aspects of the site at night, week-ends, or when there is no other senior management on site

  • To maximize improvement opportunities in all areas of control, through continual review of operations and by instigating improvements where necessary and drive through any changes

  • Control the shift’s costs by minimizing spend and waste, driving cost saving ideas where appropriate and have an awareness of the budget for their shift in regard to labour and material cost control

  • Liaise with HR department to select and develop operational personnel and to ensure that a developmental programme is in place to train and motivate individuals to achieve performance and quality targets


  • NVQ level 4 in management or equivalent – essential

  • Proven effective people management skills - essential

  • Intermediate computer skills– essential

  • Ability to anaylse and interpret data to give meaningful reports and actions – essential

  • Proven experience within FMCG manufacturing – desirable

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer a competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter today.

Job General Management

Primary Location United Kingdom-ENG-Wolverhampton

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WOL00050