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Gorton, Manchester
Contract type
Full time

Inspired Global Cuisine (IGC)

Inspired Global Cuisine are a frozen ready meal manufacturer based in Gorton, East Manchester.

We are an ambitious company who have grown significantly over the last 2 years, now producing over 1million meals a week and have plans to continue that growth.

We believe in manufacturing excellence - delivered by our brilliant people, innovative products and continuous improvement. We achieve this by working within our core values of being accountable, creative, open and as a team.

We have high standards and encourage our colleagues to be autonomous and authentic to drive our business forward. With a supportive environment we encourage personal and professional development too.

You’ll work cross functionally and collaboratively, always strive to be the best and even have some fun along the way.

Role Details

Role: Assistant Production Manager

Salary: £37,678.11

Hours: 40 hours per week

Shift Pattern: Monday to Friday, 14:00pm – 22:00pm 

Contract: Permanent

Job Description

Reporting to the Production Manager, key responsibilities include:

  • Management of labour, materials, waste, health and safety, quality and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) to agreed standards through your team.
  • Ensure knowledge and understanding of to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and be a role model in adherence to these
  • Driving performance and accountability in line with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) whilst utilising various operational and people-based systems to manage information
  • Deliver, operate and maintain all activities required to ensure food safety, quality, legality and integrity throughout all site production, storage and packaging operations, achieving this through your and your team’s work.
  • Have a strong focus on developing people through ensuring training compliance for each member of the team, support others with personal development and the ability to effectively manage a succession plan.
  • Confidently manage all people-related activities such as recruitment and employee relations matters.
  • Carry out and facilitate site visits within your area of responsibility that support and represent both the IGC and Customer brand effectively.
  • Own and lead the daily production meeting, reporting on area results and driving actions.
  • Attend cross-functional meetings with wider teams providing valuable contributions whilst identifying areas of improvement.
  • Lead, support and involve your team in relevant site wide initiatives and projects.


Skills & Experience


  • Demonstrable management experience, ideally within a food manufacturing environment.
  • Uses own initiative with good time management
  • Strong and confident leader
  • Proven track record of managing a team to deliver business targets
  • Quality focused
  • Able to implement and manage change
  • Good attention to detail and numbers
  • Good decision maker and problem solver
  • IT literate
  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes, procedures and technical knowledge



Our benefits package includes:

  • 25 days holiday, plus 8 days bank holiday and opportunity to purchase an additional week 
  • 15% store discount including double discount weeks
  • 30% discount with Club Individual Restaurant Group
  • Free parking onsite
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Long service awards
  • Reward & recognition
  • Rewards discount / cashback scheme at over 150 retailers. Categories including shopping, electricals, holidays, restaurants, insurance, and more!


Your Application

So, if you are up for the challenge and have the desired drive, determination and experience, please get in touch by sending over by applying now and sending over your CV.

The closing date for this role is Friday 14th June 2024!

We look forward to hearing from you!




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