On behalf of their long term and reputable client Meridian Business Support are currently on the market for a Food Production Supervisor / Area Manager to work out of their facility in Ayr. Are you a strong Team Leader or Supervisor looking to make the move up to Manager or are you an established Area Manager looking to join a well run and well respected organisation who are true market leaders in their field? If so then this could be the job for you. This is an outstanding opportunity for the correct candidate to be part of a well run market leader in their sector and one that will support and encourage your career development. KEY DUTIES INCLUDE Lead the team to achieve departmental objectives, on a day-to-day basis, by providing direction, instructions and guidance. Drive through out puts and efficiencies, maximise yields, minimise waste and downtime, and ensure quality standards are maintained. Ensure stock controls are in place and remain effective for all products and materials. Ensure full trace ability is sustained on all Company products. Utilise computerised system of business to manage daily activities. Identify and implement solutions to problems at an early stage, to prevent issues escalating unnecessarily. Engage, support and motivate individuals and the team to perform at their best. Where there is a departmental Trainer in place, support them to continue to deliver training interventions to a high standard, which enable the department to meet its objectives and the business its goals. Promptly report any maintenance requests to the Engineering department, and liaise with them to get issues satisfactorily resolved in a timely manner. Pro-actively deal with any concerns relating to individual performance, conduct, attendance, in line with Company's standard HR procedures, and handle employees' grievances in line with the Company's Grievance Procedure. Engage and support the Health and Safety Manager during risk assessments and investigations as well as providing a healthy and safe environment for staff and visitors. If you are interested in hearing more on this role then if you can send a copy of your up to date CV to or call Ross on for further details. Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.