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Shift Manager

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Are you an experienced Manufacturing Shift Manager from a fast-moving consumer goods background? Or do you have experience supervising teams in a production or food environment and want to take the next step? Are you passionate about continuous improvement? Can you mentor and coach your team to reach their potential?

If the answer is yes - then look no further as Church & Dwight UK Ltd have an exciting opportunity for a Shift Manager to join our Production team! This role will be based at our Manufacturing site in Folkstone, Kent.

This role will manage our Production team, operating fast paced and technological manufacturing lines. The role is responsible for mentoring and supporting the team to develop their competencies to meet the requirements of our manufacturing technology. The Shift Manager will be dependable for ensuring we achieve the best cost, correct standard quality and targeted efficiency.

Key skills and competencies that are essential to this role include: extensive experience in cooperating a team within a manufacturing or similar environment. Excellent communication skills are also essential to relay information to colleagues at all levels of the organization and to liaise with external partners as needed. Enthusiasm and experience in leading and participating in cross functional and continuous improvement projects is also essential to this role.

Education and Experience Includes:

  • Extensive experience of leading a team within a manufacturing environment.
  • Good knowledge of robotics and automated manufacturing technology, including fault finding and problem solving.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to relay information to colleagues at all levels of the organisation.
  • Experience of leading and/or participating in continuous improvement projects (Six Sigma or Lean would be an advantage).
  • ‘Lean’ experience would be an advantage. (waste reduction, 5S and SMED particularly)

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at

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United Kingdom

With offices in London and Folkestone, Kent, our more than 400 employees enjoy numerous benefits.

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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

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CULTURE At Church & Dwight

We care - about our people, our products, our consumers and our environment. To honor these priorities, we’ve built our culture around the tenants of courage, determination and team spirit. We’re united by our small company feel and inspired by opportunities to make our mark.

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