Production Team Leader

Undisclosed Company
Wigan, Greater Manchester
Up to £35000 per annum + Bonus & Pension Scheme
Closing date
26 Jan 2021
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Job Details

My client located in the Wigan, Greater Manchester area are looking for a experienced Production Team Leader on a permanent basis. The client is a well known global manufacturer who are a market leader in their industry.

Job Responsibilities:

  • As part of the Shift Leadership Team, lead and motivate through communication, training, development and performance management
  • Confirm and prioritise resource with the appropriate delegation to create and maintain a high performing production team with allocated area
  • Development and support of their Operators through continual coaching, mentoring, observation and review, to create a team which is responsive, agile, efficient and capable, at all times
  • Identify potential of colleagues and ensure development and succession plans are in place and maintained
  • Manage attendance of their teams in accordance with the Attendance Management policy; conducting RTW interviews after all periods of absence and taking appropriate disciplinary action as required
  • Identify, challenge and address any conduct which falls below our expected standards and / or does not meet our values up to and including action in line with the disciplinary policy
  • Build professional relationships with key stakeholders to ensure co-operation and assistance in completion of work requirements, including but not restricted to Mixing, Quality, Maintenance, H&S and HR
  • Ensure personal / sensitive data is processed in accordance with GDPR
  • Promote the management of safety, delivering no lost time accidents, reducing the number of minor accidents and reporting of all incidents through a safety culture
  • Accountable for ensuring all members of their team, including themselves perform tasks, and operate / use equipment/machinery only to the level of their training and competence in a safe manner
  • 100% Completion of scheduled Safety observations, Shift GMP and safety start up audits.
  • Full adherence of Health and Safety Procedures & Practices. Identify and report any conduct that breaches Health & Safety or does not fall within our company values, including all incidents and near misses
  • Conduct safety investigations in a timely manner following H&S incident
  • Responsible for ensuring the safety and welfare of all employees in an emergency evacuation situation
  • Attend and participate in the Daily Operational review meetings, Shift Team meetings and briefs taking the lead in the absence of the Shift Operational Lead
  • Active participation of SIC, ensuring performance paperwork is accurately completed throughout the shift in order to complete reports for continual improvements
  • Awareness of manufacturing standards for each line and product type with allocated area and operate to them
  • Working with the Shift Operational Lead review shift plans - determining, communicating and actioning plan changes to reduce over and under. Ensure that the relevant operators are made aware of any plan changes, potential material, specification, quality and changeover issues
  • Conduct detailed end of shift handover with in coming Team Leader
  • Accountable for all aspects of quality across the allocated areas
  • Carry out process confirmation control checks in-line with Leader standard work
  • Through process confirmation, ensure operators are adhering to product specification and correctly completing all production documentation
  • Responsible for ensuring all line clearance and changeover activity is conducted to the correct standard and approval for line start up
  • Ensuring a clean as you go policy is adhered to and team PPE is correctly worn at all times. Communicate / escalate to the Shift Operational Lead as appropriate
  • Develop a culture which is cost aware, encouraging team members to challenge losses and waste across the shift
  • Accountable for ensuring all line changeovers and sanitation's are completed on time to the correct standard to minimise downtime
  • Ensure appropriate maintenance support is on hand to minimise downtime
  • Maintain an open mind at all times to allow effective resolution of both short and long term issues whether basic or complex in their nature
  • Develop a culture which is cost aware, encouraging team members to challenge losses and waste across the shift
  • Develop professional relationships with internal and external customers to drive delivery and customer satisfaction

Job Requirements:

  • Commit to grow own capability and experience for the benefit of self, team and company
  • Take responsibility for own actions
  • Accept feedback and be willing to learn from mistakes
  • Able to work as part of the shift leadership team and be an effective team member
  • Has strength of character to challenge poor team behaviours and non-adherence to standards / policies in area
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations in a positive and flexible manner
  • Good oral and written communication skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proactive, creative, structured approach to problem solving
  • Reliable, honest, keen, diplomatic and respectful
  • Good basic educational standard Maths and English
  • 2 years Supervisory/Leadership experience in a Production Team in an FMCG environment
  • 5 years experience of process control and operational excellence

4 days on 4 days off workday shift pattern - 12 hours shift patterns

75 mins break per shift

35k per annum + potential bonus

Pension Scheme

Life Assurance

Company Shop

A new state of the art Factory

Please apply with your CV attached if you are interested in this role

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