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Foodjob Nordic is now seeking a skilled Production Manager with a solid production background from the meat or/and food industry to strengthen day-to-day operations in a market-leading food company based in Norway.

The Production Manager reports to the Production Director, and your area of responsibility includes operational management, staff planning and production economics with strong focus on delivery capacity, hygiene and quality in a department specializing on cuts of beef and lamb.

The right candidate is a strong hands-on manager with a natural overview of the production, strong to follow up on KPIs and agreements and is a skilled food professional that enjoys to be close to operations as you will get direct staff responsibility for a large team of employees. It is your job to ensure and establish the right framework for employee performance, flexibility and well-being. The company's production is characterized by highly skilled and motivated employees of different nationalities.

The Production Manager must ensure that your team of employees are involved through information and delegation of responsibility focusing on KPIs for, for example: security, quality, capacity and work environment. You will get a very independent role and the opportunity to have strong influence on the solutions of challenges in a busy and international environment.

Profile and Qualifications:

The right professional foundation for the job is a food-related education and solid production experience from the meat industry, preferably with beef and lamb production. Focus on quality and hygiene, combined with the constant search for optimizations and rationalizations, is highly prioritized. Management skills are a key element of the job, and therefore it is a prerequisite for success that you are very hands-on and have a sound managerial style with a high degree of visibility in production as the business is very fast paced. Your ability to make things happen through targeted, result-oriented management and motivation of your team is essential to deliver good results. It is important that you are a visible and committed leader who finds it natural to take responsibility, create peace of mind and like to head first with his own example. Equally important, however, is your ability to involve and engage with your employees and create the right positive team spirit through the focus on communication and collaboration.

We offer: 

  • Influence and freedom with responsibility in a company with an action-oriented decision-making process 
  • Professional sparring in close collaboration with the Production Director 
  • A working environment with entrepreneurial spirit, unity and a high performance level 
  • An open and respectful tone, where things are said straight out 
  • Competitive salary package based on qualifications 

The right candidate must be willing to settle in the immediate area around the company, which is centrally located in Western Norway.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Director Mads Clemmensen from Foodjob Nordic, who will assist in the selection of candidates, on +45 2912 6119 or mkc@foodjobnordic.com 

Of course, Foodjob Nordic ensures absolute discretion for all applicants. We are looking forward to receiving your application. 

About Foodjob Nordic

Foodjob Nordic is an international recruitment company with a unique industry insight and knowledge within the food industry. Our consulting team has extensive experience in working with the best candidates, food producers, retailers and foodservice companies. Our clients include major global brands, leading Scandinavian food companies and specialized food suppliers. Denmark's food industry is a world leader, producing food for more than 15 million people, and Danish food employees constitute the third largest food industry cluster in Europe. Find your next career move or the company's next key employees with Foodjob Nordic!

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