Reference : 585816

Shift Manager

  • General Management
  • United Kingdom LEICESTERSHIRE
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 05/31/2018

Who are we ?

Shift Manager - British Gypsum

Part of Saint Gobain WINNERS of Top Employer 2019/2020!


Role Purpose:

Inspires the Shift Team to perform to their best ability, to achieve optimum production performance in all manufacturing areas and to follow the agreed business systems and standards so as to support the delivery of the plant annual plan.

We need someone who…

Is focussed on agreed results delivery through developing people by leading by example and ensuring full adherence to all site standards. Is able to work collaboratively with other shifts and readily shares success.

The team you will be working within…

You will work alongside the Operations management team at our 57-acre site, the largest and most technologically advanced of its kind in the world working alongside a gypsum mine. Part of a team who delivers a high standard of plaster products to the market whilst ensuring we continually strive for improvement in our performance and standards



  • Develops a "behavioural safety" culture for the shift team and manages the safe operations of the entire site during specified hours
  • Leads the team to understand and follow  EHS requirements specific to the shift team so as to create a safe and sustainable work  environment
  • Ensures the production of quality products as per product specification and in line with the agreed weekly production plan,  ensuring our customers' expectations are met
  • Handles all customer complaints quickly and efficiently to ensure max learning
  • Runs the site tour for customer visits to improve understanding of their expectations
  • Communicates the site operations annual plan to the shift with a clear link to PoDe so as to help everyone understand how they contribute to the business
  • Sustains and assists with implementing the technical and/or process improvement actions identified and agreed.
  • Drives and ensures completion of the WCM activities as identified for the shift team in the E&F matrix
  • Audits the shift team against compliance with SOPs, WCM standards and IMS systems
  • Manages the site preparedness to trial a new product/service on the date agreed so as to ensure that all the issues identified in the trial FMEA are addressed



Benefits include:

  • 23 days holiday plus all bank holidays total 31 days
  • Private medical insurance – personal cover
  • Pension: 4% contribution
  • Life Assurance: 2 x salary / 4 x salary in pension scheme
  • A career with a global brand and career development opportunities


If you’re up for a new challenge, we would love to hear from you!


We are an inclusive employer and keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, what football team you support, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!


We believe that working in a diverse business can be more enjoyable, teams can be more innovative, and make better decisions. We already employ many fantastic people from diverse backgrounds, but we still want to do more.


So, we are on a mission to make Saint-Gobain inclusive and accessible to all, with role models for you to look up to and learn from, no matter who you are!



The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role. We can’t guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting. But, we promise to listen.


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