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Aidan Redbourn

20 Apple Tree Lane, Liverpool L8
Tel (h): 01234 567 890 Tel (m): 07123 456 789


A highly self-motivated, conscientious and committed Production Manager with over 12
years’ experience of working in the dairy industry within transport, project and production
management roles.

Capable of controlling logistics and purchasing activities to ensure continuity within
manufacturing activities. Maintains an open and supportive approach to negotiating,
remaining fair and diplomatic at all times.

Driven by the desire to achieve significant results, displaying integrity, initiative and a
positive ‘can-do’ attitude. Flexible, reliable and proactive, motivated by a challenge while
enjoying a high level of autonomy and responsibility.


 Purchasing – Experienced in purchasing ingredients, packaging materials and
raw milk
 Production Planning – Prioritises and schedules materials and staffing
requirements; able to multi-task and manage time effectively
 Change Management – Ensures staff are fully aware of any planned changes in
processes and procedures and implements changes with minimal disruption to
 Logistics – Warehousing and stock management on a just-in-time inventory
management basis
 Negotiation – Strong and fair negotiator with an analytical approach
 Relationship Management – Deals effectively at all levels with suppliers and
 Problem Solving & Decision Making – Creative, logical and lateral thinker
 Communication & Interpersonal – Excellent oral, written and listening skills at
all levels
 Interpersonal – Interacts within a group, encouraging decision-making through
 Administrative Management – Drafts documentation and maintains accurate
 Technical – Comprehensive knowledge of systems and machinery
 Problem Solving – Acts quickly and efficiently to resolve unexpected difficulties


 Managed change within the manufacturing environment following the introduction
of robotic line equipment to increase speed and efficiency of operations,
minimising disruption to production and maintaining high levels of staff motivation
 Liaised with contractors, engineers and suppliers during the building of a £1m
extension in 1999/2000
 Negotiated best prices for raw materials with suppliers as one of the biggest
buyers of apricots from Turkey
 Rationalised the usage of packaging materials, standardising the sizes of
cardboard boxes across all three manufacturing sites, resulting in savings of
around 10%
 Standardised the size of Blue cheese manufactured across the three sites,
resulting in a 10% reduction of waste
 Sold surplus milk securing profits of £120K during 1997

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Institute of Logistics. 1994 Various Leadership training courses in the Royal Navy INTERESTS Enjoy golf and cricket Page 2 of 2 . Shipley  Manage a team of 50 staff including an Office Supervisor. an Administrator and a Garage Mechanic  Planned driver routes and ensured compliance to legal requirements  Purchased additional raw milk when required to complement quantity produced by the firm’s own dairies  Sold surplus milk from the firm’s dairies when an excess was produced  Negotiated specialist chilled or frozen storage solutions for finished products Pre-1995 Enjoyed a 16-year career in the Royal Navy (Logistics) prior to joining XYZ Dairy Ltd PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Intermediate Certificate in Food Hygiene. ACTC. RSA. Team Leaders and Production Operatives  Purchase all ingredients (excluding raw milk) for Shipley site. 2006 Effective Leadership. dealing with various agents and importers to achieve savings whilst ensuring ingredients are of the highest quality  Purchase all packaging for site including films. bags. cardboard and tapes  Work closely alongside the sales team to forecast material and staffing requirements accurately  Accompany auditor to overseas factories to ensure best practice  Ensure compliance with Health & Safety standards  Recruit and train staff Mar’98–Jun’99 Project Manager  Seconded to project manage cost saving initiatives  Conducted a comprehensive packaging review  Examined operational efficiencies to reduce wastage and simplify processes Apr’95–Mar’98 Assistant Transport Manager  Managed a team of 12 Drivers. Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. 1995 Certificate in Management. Aidan Redbourn 07123 456 789 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE April’95–Present XYZ DAIRY LTD Jun’99–Present Production Manager. 1996 Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Haulage. 2007 Foundation Course in Health & Safety.