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Production Supervisor

Ref Code: ProSpvsr_3_21

Role:   Production Supervisor

Date:   September 1, 2021

Business:   Deli Bread

Location:   Longford

Function:   Production Supervisor

Department:   Production

About the Company:

Panelto Foods is an Irish Food company based in Longford and established in 2004. Panelto produces a range of high quality contemporary sandwich breads for the UK and Irish and food service markets, from a highly automated world class bakery. Panelto has recently experienced a successful major expansion, doubling the size of the existing factory and workforce. Due to this expansion we are looking for a Production Supervisor to lead a production team.

About the Role:

We are looking for a Production Supervisor to manage the day to day running of the shift through a number of production operators, delivering an operation that excels across the bread production process and delivers a level of operating efficiency that is best in class. To ensure adherence to and a desire to strive beyond defined standards in the following areas, Quality, Health & Safety, Process Management, GMP, and People Management.

Responsibilities and Objectives:

  • Evaluating, planning and implementing improvements in processes and practices on a daily basis.

  • Provide leadership to all production staff especially on evening and night shift, where the most senior person in the operation could be the production shift supervisor.

  • Taking an active part in day to day problem solving on the process and in more focussed process improvement projects.

  • Being a leader in the Continuous Improvement ambitions of the operation and encouraging this continuous improvement culture with all staff on the shift.

Personal Attributes:

  • Challenging in outlook to avoid adherence to the status quo.

  • Excellent negotiation and presentation skills.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Analytical and insightful in looking at factory performance trends, with a proven track

  • record of translating such insight into appropriate actions.

  • An ability to work both independently with limited guidance, and to recognise the benefits of being a key member of the factory management team.

  • Recognises the benefits of achieving objectives through the team and is able to role model appropriate behaviours.

  • Managerially astute, reads situations well.

  • Looks to lead a situation with a supervisor or employee to address key issues

Technical Attributes:

  • Third level qualification in a food science / engineering or related discipline.

  • Demonstrable experience in manufacturing management.

  • Demonstrable experience in the area of people management.

  • Some experience in continuous improvement and lean manufacturing.

  • Some experience of scaling new products from development to full scale production.

  • Ability to analyse market trends, develop market insights and create resulting business strategy.

  • Demonstrated successful project planning and implementation.


  • Excellent salary and benefits package - negotiable.


CV and Cover Letter submission should be sent to:

Martina Fitzpatrick, HR Manager, via email:

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