Production Manager

at Monmouth Coffee Company

Date Posted:
30 Dec
London, GB
Job Type:
Dependent on Experience, Competitive
Salary Type:


We are looking for an experienced food manufacturing professional to join our team as a Production Manager.

This person will manage the team and day to day operations of a busy packing department and oversee all logistics, stock control and despatch. This includes working closely with several other departments – online, wholesale, roasting and retail – to ensure orders and stock requirements are met.

The ability to meet tight deadlines, plan ahead and multi-task are essential, as well as maintaining an excellent standard of customer service and team leadership. Our successful candidate will have experience with the following.

  • Medium to large scale food manufacturing experience, including familiarity with equipment (eg pack and weigh machines, packing lines, forklifts, etc).
  • Stock ordering and control; stock and packaging.
  • Order processing systems.
  • Happy to do physical work; this is a production-area based role and will include pitching in when needed.
  • People management: our packing team is 20 people and growing; managing rotas, holidays, reviews, etc.
  • Creating and documenting procedures and training others to use them.
  • Health & safety, food hygiene, organic standards.


  • Oversee the day to day running of the production arch.
  • Manage the schedule of production team (rotas, holiday, shifts etc)
  • Maintain the site to an exceptionally high standard of cleanliness and organisation in accordance with health & safety, food hygiene and organic certification requirements.
  • Organise and liaise with contractors for servicing and maintenance of packing equipment.
  • Oversee all stock management and warehousing making sure an adequate stock inventory is maintained on roasted coffee and non-coffee stock. Ideally with experience using a stock system to do this.
  • Manage busy despatch team with a focus on teamwork, accuracy and customer service.


  • Clear communicator.
  • Experience developing, motivating, training and managing a team.
  • Experience in a physical job; working in a warehouse-type space, comfortable around large machinery.
  • Solid computer skills and interested in technology solutions.
  • Mechanically competent.
  • Able to envision and develop systems and procedures.
  • Team player who can collaborate with other teams within the business as well as outside suppliers and customers.
  • Enjoy taking initiative to make things happen and see them through.
  • Continually seeking to improve; solution orientated.


  • Based in our Bermondsey roastery/office (remote working is not possible in this role).
  • Full time and able to work some weekends; our despatch team works Monday to Sunday and regular weekend management will be needed.
  • Contactable out of hours for emergency / urgent situations relating to the production site.
  • Salary is dependent on experience.
  • Ideal start date is February 2021.

Please apply with a covering letter and CV to
Closing date: 10 January 2021. Interviews will be held in late January.