Kitchen Manager – Nights

An Opportunity has arisen to join the management team as a Kitchen Manager within a successful and rapidly expanding food manufacturing business based in Lancashire. Laila’s Fine Foods are synonymous for producing quality Frozen and Chilled products across both the Food Service sector and an ever increasing retail customer base.

The Successful candidate will be primarily responsible for all aspects of the Production Kitchen within the manufacturing site. The role comprises briefly the following responsibilities:

  • Accountable for ensuring the consistent production of quality high volume dishes on a daily basis (currently running 250 different lines).
  • Ensuring Kitchen Operatives produce food in accordance with strict product specifications.
  • Liaise closely with the NPD team to ensure the smooth transition of new products into main stream production.
  • Support the NPD team in new product or product development.
  • Ensure all products are prepared in accordance with product specifications.
  • Managing a team of kitchen Operatives (qualified chefs) to ensure the kitchen meets daily production demands.
  • Coach and mentor current operatives to improve ability and performance.

If you feel you have the skills and attributes required for this position along with a genuine passion for food and the desire to make a difference in a rapidly growing business this is the role for you.

JOB REQUIREMENT

The ideal candidate will have worked within a food manufacturing environment with experience in the effective management of production kitchens where quality is paramount. The successful candidate will be prepared to work in a very much “hands on” capacity.

JOB BENEFITS

We are looking for motivated, telaanted individuals to join our team in a period of growth.  Recently voted Food Manufacturer of the Year by business Insider’s Manufacturing Awards, Number 8 in the Grocer’s fast 50 and listed in the Investec Top 100 mid market growing companies, FTSE Top 1000 European companies for growth and listed in the London Stock Exchange Top 1000 growing companies this is an opportunity with unrivalled personal development and progression potential.