Primary Team Leader

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, hardworking, reliable individual to lead the operation and team to achieve the shared production objectives; coordinating daily activities of their people, production, maintenance and continuous improvement to ensure production and business requirements are achieved and that the operation complies with the standards set by the Operations Manager. We are looking for an individual who leads by example, takes their work seriously and has excellent people management skills.


  • Drive performance and growth through excellent operational knowledge
  • Motivate and inspire staff to achieve or exceed the team’s performance targets
  • Support and encourage the production team to embrace continuous improvement and lean projects
  • Ensure the production team are performing at the appropriate skill level to meet the production plan, identifying future training needs and ensuring training/coaching is carried out to maintain operational efficiencies
  • Define, create and develop solutions to identify the root cause to problems to avoid future occurrences and develop this practice with the production team
  • Seek opportunities within the production team to make changes in a collaborative way to create improvements
  • Ensure poor performance is addressed and employee relation issues are resolved within the parameters of Company procedure, seeking guidance from Operation Management or HR where appropriate


  • Experience of managing teams and developing people within a manufacturing environment
  • Strong awareness of manufacturing to high quality standards and resolving technical challenges to improve quality
  • Proven ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Strong communication and people skills
  • Proactive approach to tasks, working in a fast paced environment
  • Good working knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Proven problem solving skills
  • Although previous experience within the food industry would be advantageous, the successful candidate will be trained in food safety as part of the induction process

Salary: £30173 per year + £2937 shift pay

Working Hours: average 37.5 hours per week, working 12.25 hour shifts alternate day/nights Tuesday to Thursday

To apply for this position, please send you CV and cover letter to [email protected] to arrive no later than Monday 22nd April 2019

We kindly request no applications from recruitment agencies