Production Team Leader

  • Permanent
  • West Midlands, Lichfield
  • £27,800 + 42 Hours a Week, Bonus (5%), Nights & Days Shifts (Night Shift Salary Increase - 20%) + Company Benefits

Summary Information

Job ID: 374

Salary: £27,800 + 42 Hours a Week, Bonus (5%), Nights & Days Shifts (Night Shift Salary Increase - 20%) + Company Benefits 

Contract type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands, Lichfield

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a Production Team Leader to lead the production teams across the allocated shift pattern.  To achieve or exceed production performance KPIs across a balanced agenda whilst maintaining compliance to the relevant health and safety and quality procedures and policies. To facilitate CI activity for the team within the site CI framework.  All team activities which will include interaction with scheduling, supply chain, NPD,  technical/QA functions and other production areas.

Applications welcome from Ex-Military personnel

(Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Marines)

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the daily/weekly plan is delivered in full and in line with budget including labour usage and yield.  Monitor and report on hourly, daily and shift performance.
  • Ensure all  staff are suitably equipped and trained to perform in their role currently and for future needs of the business.
  • To ensure effective management of agency team members. 
  • Ensure compliance to all health and safety, HR policies and quality procedures both internally and externally.
  • Performance manage team including quarterly performance reviews, target setting and coaching where required.
  • Maintain good GMP of both area and plant liaising with Engineering/Snr technician where appropriate.
  • Facilitate with the CI Manager to  LEAN agenda and coordinate projects to be delivered by the team.
  • Being present in the department. Expectation of 95 % time spent working in area.
  • Developing robust succession plan for team.
  • To lead Cell Reviews, SICs and Operational Improvement Plans. 
  • Undertake accident investigations
  • Safety Starts with me

Skills and Experience

  • Good knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • Experience of managing teams with a headcount >10 including conducting investigations.
  • Knowledge and examples of application of Lean tools and techniques including problem solving.
  • Good level of mathematical capability and an understanding of yield and productivity measures.
  • Good communication skills and a desire to build cross functional relationships.
  • Knowledge of quality systems including HACCP and corrective and preventative actions.
  • Good attention to detail with a tenacious approach.
  • Able to effectively prioritise workload to meet the needs of the department.
  • Able to give clear instruction and engage/communicate with people in positions above and below the role including reporting and presenting of information.


  • FMCG
  • £27,800 + 42 Hours a Week, Bonus (5%), Nights & Days Shifts (Night Shift Salary Increase - 20%) + Company Benefits
  • West Midlands, Lichfield

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