Job details Deputy Plant Manager

Posting Period

From December 19, 2023
to February 23, 2024

Country or region

United Kingdom



Business Unit



Production / Operations

Entry date

To be determined

Job Status

Permanent - Full time

Minimal required work experience

5 years

Minimal education level required

Master's Degree


Based on experience

Deputy Plant Manager

Main Functions

This role is accountable for aspects of the plant production performance and will ensure that objectives are attained in a cost-effective manner but also consistent with quality requirements. The role holder will delegate authority to key managers in production as appropriate, manage all functions involved and direct and coordinate operations for the processing plant.

The Deputy Plant Manager will oversee all daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing to ensuring that policies and procedures are followed.The Maintenance Department will also report into this role to enable seamless working between Maintenance and Production.

  • Planning, organizing, directing and running optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers’ expectations
  • Increasing production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards
  • Responsibility for production output, product quality and on-time shipping
  • Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions
  • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets
  • Ensures that budgets are set appropriately and managed closely, implementing appropriate mechanisms of control on expenditure, value purchasing and goods receipting
  • Accountable for asset care and plant reliability (Planned/Reactive) in a 24/7 food production plant
  • Employs professional performance management standards and techniques when managing the teams, ensuring that good performance is recognized and that poor performance is actively managed
  • Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus

Technical skills


  • Experience in Food and Beverage, or Food services industry
  • Demonstrable experience of leading transformation and continuous improvement of production (RCA, 5W...)
  • Microsoft Office and Operations ERP based management literacy

An asset

  • Experience in Fermentation (Yeast, Bacteria, Beer, Wine, Distilleries) based industry

Personal abilities


  • Commited to plant safety procedures
  • Address employees’ issues or grievances in alignment with the company policies
  • Demonstrable strong work ethics and flexible approach to work
  • Ability to create accountability and to lead by example
  • Results focused / “can do” attitude and Self starter
  • Determined and resilient - not afraid to challenge the norm

An asset

  • Requirement to interact with external agencies such as HSE, insurers and auditors


Lallemand is a privately held Canadian company founded in the late 19th century, which develops, produces, and markets microorganisms for various markets. The administrative offices of the parent company are in Montreal, Canada. Today, Lallemand employs more than 5,000 people working in more than 45 countries on 5 continents.

Lallemand Baking offers a range of superior quality baker's yeast – both fresh and dry varieties – and specialty ingredients to meet bakers' needs across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Baking cultures and dough conditioners round out our impressive product range.

The Lallemand baking team's many branches collaborate closely to provide innovative products and efficient services, backed by a skilled technical support team in each region of operations.

Please take note that accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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