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Assistant Production Manager

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Supply Chain
Istanbul, Istanbul
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With 3.4 billion people in over 190 countries using our products every day, Unilever is a business that makes a real impact on the world. Work on brands that are loved and improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We are driven by our purpose: to make sustainable living commonplace, and it is our belief that doing business the right way drives superior performance. At the heart of what we do is our people – we believe that when our people work with purpose, we will create a better business and a better world.  

At Unilever, your career will be a unique journey, grounded in our inclusive, collaborative, and flexible working environment. We don’t believe in the ‘one size fits all’ approach and instead we will equip you with the tools you need to shape your own future.


Unilever is the place where you can bring your purpose to life with the work that you do – creating a better business and a better worldIf you are interested in overseeing and coordinating various aspectsincluding managing resources, schedules, and ensuring that goals are met efficiently and within budgetthen this role is just for you!


  • Assisting the Production Manager: Thisinvolvessupportingtheproductionmanager in planning, organizing, andoverseeingproductionprocesses. This can includetaskssuch as scheduling, resourceallocation, andcoordinationwithotherdepartments.

  • SupervisingProductionStaff: The assistant production manager will supervise production teams and specific production lines. This will includeproviding guidance, training, and supporttoensurethatproductiongoalsare met efficientlyandsafely.

  • Ensuring Quality Control: Responsible for monitoring production processestoensurethatproductsmeetqualitystandards. This can involveimplementingqualitycontrolprocedures, conductinginspections, andaddressinganyissuesthatarise.

  • Troubleshooting and Problem-solving: Need to be able toidentifyandresolveproblemsthatariseduringproduction, such as equipmentmalfunctions, supplyshortages, orproductiondelays.

  • MaintainingSafetyStandards: Ensuring a safeworkingenvironment is crucial in productionsettings. Assistant production manager will be involved in implementing safetyprotocols, trainingstaff on safetyprocedures, andaddressinganysafetyconcerns.

  • Optimizing Efficiency: Will be responsible improve production efficiency byidentifyingareasforimprovement, implementingprocessenhancements, andfindingwaystoreducewasteorstreamlineworkflows.

  • Reportingand Documentation: Assistant production manager will maintain production records, prepare reports on productionperformance, andcommunicatekeymetricstomanagement.

  • Collaboration with Other Departments: Responsibility to collaborate with other departmentssuch as engineering, maintenance, andlogisticstocoordinateactivitiesandensuresmoothoperationsthroughouttheproductionprocess.

  • Continuous Improvement: Assistant production manager willparticipate in continuous improvementinitiativesaimed at optimizingprocesses, reducingcosts, and increasing productivity over time.


Experiences & Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as industrial engineering, operations management, business administrationor a related field is often required.

  • Expected to have at least 2-3 years of experience in a production environment, preferably in a supervisory or leadership role.

  • Basic technical skills related to the specific production processes are essential. This might include familiarity with manufacturing equipment, production scheduling software, inventory management systems, and quality control procedures.

  • Strong communication skills are necessary for effectively coordinating with production staff, other departments and management.

  • Ability to identify issues, analyze root causes, and implement effective solutions to improve production efficiency and quality.

  • Knowledge or certification in lean manufacturing principles or Six Sigma methodologies is often preferred.

  • Experience in project management, including the ability to plan, execute, and monitor projects from inception to completion, can be advantageous in overseeing production processes and implementing process improvements.

  • Experience participating in or leading continuous improvement initiatives within a production environment demonstrates a proactive approach to optimizing processes and driving operational excellence.

  • Familiarity with the specific industry or production processes relevant to the company's operations can be beneficial.

  • Training or certifications in workplace safety practices and regulations, such as OSHA certifications, are often preferred, particularly in industries with hazardous working environments.


  • Cost Performance Management

  • Service Performance Management

  • Driving Business Performance

  • Risk Assessment

  • Human Behaviour Analysis

  • Shopfloor Leadership

  • Change Management

  • Data driven Decision Making


  • You are energized by delivering fantastic results. You are an example to others – both your results and your resilience. You are constantly on the lookout for better ways to do things, engaging and collaborating with others along the way.

  • As an individual you are the one responsible for your own wellbeing and delivering high standards of work. You must also focus on the Consumer and what they need. You are humble and have your head up, looking around to interpret evidence and data smartly, spot issues and opportunities to make things better.

  • Critical SOL (Standards of Leadership) Behaviors

  • PASSION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE: Takes personal responsibility and accountability for execution and results.Has an owner’s mindset, using data and insight to make decisions.

  • PERSONAL MASTERY: Sets high standards for themselves.Actively builds own wellbeing and resilience.

  • CONSUMER LOVE: Whatever their role, always looks for better ways to serve consumers.Invests time inside and outside to understand the needs of consumers.

  • PURPOSE & SERVICE: Has humility, understanding that leadership is service to others, inside and outside Unilever.

  • AGILITY: Explores the world around them, continually learning and developing their skills.

Unilever embraces diversity and encourages applicates from all walks of life! This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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