North West England
Excellent Basic + Package

Production Team Leader / Supervisor

Ref: 80| Posted: 1st Feb 2019

Bonfire Recruitment are working on a retained basis with a leading food manufacturing company based near Wigan, to recruit a Production Team Leader / Supervisor.

Reporting to the Production Manager, the role will involve managing a production / manufacturing team size between 30-40 production operators with the manufacturing packing area ensuring factory HSEQ standards are adhered too, driving performance through people development and highlighting key area improvements.

Production Manager / Production Team Leader / Production Supervisor

Responsibilities :


  • SHE– Play an active role in the achievement of production / manufacturing area safety environmental targets, by co-ordinating departmental inspections and ensuring the achievement of corrective actions. Comply with the Employees Health and Safety responsibilities as defined in the company/site health and safety policies
  • LABOUR – Plan and manage the day-to-day allocation of production / manufacturing labour to safely and cost-effectively achieve production targets.  Analyse production / manufacturing labour variances putting actions in place to limit cost. Supervise absence control to expected standards with the production team.
  • PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE – to understand and manage factory performance systems to ensure that all data is up to date and relevant.  Highlight variance and continually drive production improvement activities.
  • MATERIAL USAGE/REQUIRMENTS – Ensure that all transactions and orders placed in the system are accurate and completed in a timely manner.  Analyse material / stock variances putting actions in place to limit cost.  Ensure production stock takes are carried out and discrepancies cleared.
  • QUALITY – Ensure that production / manufacturing housekeeping and hygiene standards are maintained at the highest level. Play an active role in Quality audits implementing corrective actions. Ensure compliance with our systems.
  • TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT – As a production team leader, coach and develop team members to meet current and future production business requirements. Work with your Production Manager to develop training plans to ensure the correct level of required skills are available.  Ensure all team member training matrices are kept up to date.
  • COMMUNICATION – Support excellent communication within the production team/area by updating the notice boards, briefing your team, coaching SiC based performance and supplying information to be used in team briefs.
  • CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT-To support Continuous Improvement activities/ projects using ILM, BiT and greenbelt techniques to drive your team to improve further



The role will require an experienced production leader, forward thinking people manager who is able to liaise with all levels within the business to ensure quality and safety, drive performance and develop staff within team, whilst contributing on various manufacturing improvement projects.

  • Experience of managing large teams within a production / manufacturing enviroment within a FMCG operation.
  • Food production experience would be highly advantageous
  • Proactive involvement in Continuous Improvement.
  • Strategic thinker, able to make decisions and manage change positively.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels internally and externally


To Apply:

To be considered for this vacancy please click on the apply button, submitting a recent copy of your CV. Following review, if your details are of interest, our lead recruiter will be in contact to discuss further. Due to the high volume of applications for this role, we will not be able to give direct feedback, unless requested,  if you are unsuccessful for shortlisting.


About Bonfire Recruitment :

Bonfire Recruitment has relationships with a carefully selected number of manufacturers throughout the UK.

We have a strong understanding of how each of our partner sites operate and what type of candidates will suit best for the role.

If you do have any questions on this specific role please call Terry Mallin directly on 0141 429 7252.


Possible Previous Job Titles :

Production Manager, Production Team Leader, Production Leader, Production Supervisor, Shift Manager, Shift Team Leader, Manufacturing Manager, Manufacturing Team Leader, Manufacturing Leader, Manufacturing Supervisor

Possible Locations :

West Lancashire, Chorley, South Ribble, Fylde, Preston, Wyre, Lancaster, Ribble Valley, Pendle, Burnley, Rossendale, Hyndburn, Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, Blackpool, Blackburn, Knowsley, Liverpool, St. Helens, Sefton, Wirrall, Chester, Warrington

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