Production Manager - Osborne
Job Summary
  • Kildare
  • Permanent
  • 11th September 2023
  • €60,000
  • Ref ID: #37972

Job Description

  • Location: Naas, Kildare
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #37972
  • Salary: €60,000

Production Manager – €68K – Naas, Co. Kildare

Here at Osborne we are excited to seek a Production Manager with strong FMCG expereince for our client, a leading Irish brand in the pet industry.
Based in Naas, Co. Kildare, we are searching for a strong candidate to plan, lead direct, and monitor all production and maintenance activities to maximise the use of the organisation’s resources to deliver finished goods to customer demand and meet established production specifications.

The Package:

  • €68,000 base salary
  • KPI Based Bonuses
  • Pension scheme
  • Onsite Parking
  • Savings Scheme
  • Discounted Health, Travel and Motor Insurance
  • Death in Service payment
  • Employee Support Program
  • Education assistance

The Ideal Candidate

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience leading team in a similar role/environment
  • Strong business knowledge in fast moving manufacturing business
  • Project Management experience essential
  • Proven track record in team development and management essential
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Manage by walk about and react decisively in quick moving situations Production Manager
  • Be a leader who can encourage others to take ownership and responsibility .
  • Lead team-based problem solving
  • Possess good ability to understand processes and variables
  • Possess basic engineering understanding and strong business acumen
  • Be self-motivated and adaptable to working various hours
  • Demonstrate experience in defining labour loading against production schedule and take responsibility for managing and improving same
  • Demonstrate hands on strategic ability to implement Lean Manufacturing principles
  • Demonstrate excellent problem-solving ability for mechanical and process type problems, with a demonstrated ability to get to root cause
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills (both verbal and written); effective presenting ability who is effective in communicating with all stakeholders
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, optimistic, can-do attitude is a must
  • Be experienced business numerate and financial skills
  • Be a team player and at the same time possess leadership skills
  • Motivate all direct teams and take responsibility for all operations
  • Ability to plan activities and projects using effective planning tools Note: As with all positions, due to the dynamic nature of Arrow Group business, key responsibilities will evolve and change over time. Some travel will be required

The Role:

  • Manage all aspects of the performance of the production facility maximizing efficiencies and labour utilisation
  • Generation of all production / management data and dealing with accordingly
  • Maintain constant adherence to all company, customer and legal requirements regarding Food safety and Quality assurance
  • Liaise with maintenance on any issues identified that need to be addressed, and escalate to Factory Manager if required
  • Chair the daily production meetings
  • Ensure production parameters are optimised to produce quality product to specification each time
  • Ensure all costs are monitored and controlled to ensure operation within budgets
  • Ensure Lean and continuous improvement applied in all processes
  • Manage attendance, timekeeping, overtime, annual leave, and monthly payroll
  • Conduct employee appraisals and probationary performance reviews as well as ongoing performance management
  • Deal with employee issues and disciplinary in conjunction with the Factory Manager / HR department
  • Energy and waste conservation / management
  • Offer suggestions / new initiatives to a changing / developing process, and define SOP’s and training matrix as required
  • Ensure handling and use of all ingredients / finished product targets a zero-wastage approach and reduces and write off risk to the business
For more information, please apply through the link provided for the attention of Jamie Smyth or email your cv to Jamie to [email protected]
If you are interested in finding out more about the above role and would like to be considered other suitable roles that we may have available for your skill set – please attach your CV via the link provided
Please submit your updated CV in Word Format
If you are living in Ireland and hold a valid work permit, we would love to hear from you, if however, you do not hold a valid work permit unfortunately we will not be in a position to assist you with your job search. 
Osborne are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please visit  for more information on all of our roles


Apply for a Job

    First Name

    Last Name

    Phone Number

    Email Address

    Job Title

    Where Did You Hear About Us?

    Upload Files

    Job Summary
    • Dublin
    • Permanent
    • Nov 17, 2022
    • Competitive
    • Ref ID: 123456