Shift Manager

  • Liverpool, UK
  • Post Date: 10th July 2019
  • Apply Before: 10th October 2019
Job Overview


To achieve a World Class operations unit which meets the requirements of Sherwin Williams for the manufacture of high performance industrial coatings by means of team-working and continuous improvement



  • Ensure a safe working environment with zero recordable injuries in compliance with internal policies and external legislation and efficient operation of the manufacturing shift at the Liverpool site
  • Lead safety huddles, participate in safety meetings and enforce plant safety rules
  • Participate in safety audits
  • Promotion of a safety culture through near miss reporting and appropriate close out of accident/incident investigations, using the ARC process
  • Ensure a high level of housekeeping is maintained throughout the operations area and 6s is embedded within the culture and daily activities of the teams involved
  • Ensure that SOP’s are embedded and followed within the Operations area


  • To participate in the preparation of the annual operating budget and other business objectives as required
  • Understanding of company P&L – ensure departmental spend is within budgeted limits


  • To lead and support the shift supervisors to ensure that operational excellence for the 5 key focus areas is embedded within the organisation
  • Hire, train, evaluate performance, monitor holidays and absence and determine disciplinary action where necessary
  • Ensure resources and personnel are available and allocated to meet operational demand
  • To lead and promote a teamwork culture throughout the area, utilising opportunities to empower employees through delegation and accountability for actions
  • To chair team meetings as appropriate
  • Manage and support the interaction with the Trade Union as and when required, ensuring an effective relationship is maintained
  • Chair and provide support in any disciplinary and grievance proceedings when required
  • Manage the performance and provide support for the Online Supervisors
  • Provide ongoing development opportunities for the teams within the Operations area
  • Chair or participate in meetings where appropriate in the Operations Managers absence


  • Ensure the employees are suitably trained to manufacture high performance coatings to SOP’s, meeting and exceeding key performance targets
  • To identify areas within the production process that can be continuously improved


  • To ensure that service KPI’s are met and exceeded through high levels of plan adherence and ensuring flexibility in the operation to meet market demands
  • Provide effective cover for shift managers and online supervisors as and when required
  • Develop, analyse and review a variety of operational reports across the functions to improve quality, efficiency, cycle times, volumes and implement operational changes as required
  • Assist in the design and installation of plant equipment and equipment upgrades to ensure or improve product quality, productivity and production capability
  • Responsibility for shift productivity and throughput
  • Responsibility for performance metrics (OEE, Throughput etc.)


  • Working knowledge of lean manufacturing

Job Detail
  • SalaryTBC
  • ExperienceExperience in managing an Operations environment
  • QualificationsIdeally qualified to degree level or equivalent