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Food Production Manager Job in London

Posted: 21-10-2021
Place: London - NW10.

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Fantastic opportunity not to be missed! LICKALIX has an exciting opportunity for a Lolly Production Manager to join the team based in London. Joining us on a full time permanent basis, you will receive a competitive salary starting from £22,000-£30,000 based on previous experience + bonus scheme based on company performance.

Overview of the role
We are looking for someone to work along side our Directors as we continue to establish and rapidly grow LICKALIX. The overall function will be to assist the Directors as they grow the business, with specific focus on managing and running the lolly factory, production, food safety processes, R and D and quality control.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow and progress with the company. Our objective is for the candidate to make the role their own and establish themselves as a leader of an effective production team in the coming years. This is a great entry-level position for an enthusiastic, driven go-getter who is passionate about food, loves a fast paced environment and running a team.
Work along side Karis, one of the directors, as we frow the first real fruit lolly production kitchen in the EU! We are establishing LICKALIX with national distributors and many retail outlets across the UK. The new lolly production facility will allow us to service demand and meet the growing trend across the UK that consumers want healthier alternatives.
LICKALIX is a natural, organic food company.  Our ice lollies are different as we use real fruit, free from and they are for the whole family to enjoy. We are a great company to work for with a great team. We are fun, vibrant and energetic. We are a small business and therefore you will be given lots of responsibility and opportunities to grow and learn a lot.
LICKALIX has expanded and grown rapidly. We have gone from a small niche ice lolly brand to a national brand in a multiple outlets and routes to market including Ocado and Jamie Oliver’s restaurants.
LICKALIX was launched in April 2014, and since then has seen great growth, in 2021 we tripled turnover and in 2022 double turnover again. For 2022 we are setting our sights even higher. As such the role within the company will be both varied and exciting. Be prepared for quite a ride!
To Founding Directors: Karis and Dominic Gesua.

Key characteristics and skills needed

Highly organised
Able to multitask and work autonomously
Strong data recording skills
Good attention to detail
Confident and enthusiastic team player with a “can do” attitude.
Able to manage and lead a production team.
Strong interpersonal skills
Hard working and honest
Fast learner and eager to get Stuck in
Creative problem solving
Reliable with timekeeping and discreet with all confidential information.
Full clean driving license
An interest in good quality food and ingredients.
A good palate for flavour tasting
Understanding of flavour combinations
Imagination to work on new flavours
Previous food experience, training or qualification.

Main responsibilities and duties

Leading kitchen team during production days.
Preparing for production days
Lolly stock control
Ingredient stock control
Sourcing and reviewing ingredient suppliers.
Making sure cleaning schedules are adhered to.
Making sure all SALSA processes and policies are being met.
In charge of deliveries in and out of kitchen.
Evolve and tweak lolly kitchen processes to be as efficient as possible.
R and D of new lolly flavours, ingredients and textures.
R and D of new products other than lollies.
Preparing the lolly mobiles for events with marketing and events.

Training / Career development

Food safety training
SALSA training
HACCP training if needed

Working day 8.00am to 5.00pm when in kitchen, 9.00am to 6.00pm when in office.
To start: January 2022.

Lolly kitchen: 190 Acton Lane, London NW10 7NH (Acton/Willesden)


£22,000 - £30,000 P.a, based on experience, plus bonus scheme based on sales performance.
Bonus based on company performance.
20 Days holiday + extra Christmas holiday days + company holiday.

Next steps

Email your CV to Karis and write in your email your answer to the following questions:
Why do you want to be part of our production team?
What would make you the best Production Manager?
What’s the biggest accomplishment you have achieved so far?
If you were a lolly what flavour would you be?

Deadline for applications = as soon as possible.

In the subject title write ‘Production Manager – Your Name’

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