Production Team Leader job at Zenith People

Production Team Leader

Newcastle Upon-Tyne
Posted 1 month ago

We are working with our national production client in their search for a number of Production Team Leaders. The successful candidates will be responsible for achieving and exceling operational and production performance across the plant. If you are looking to join a growing business, please get in touch.


The role responsibilities:

  • Organise and supervise a trained and motivated shift team with committed, multi-skilled and flexible colleagues
  • Demonstrate a positive, can-do attitude with a strong emphasis on performance, agility, resourcefulness, being innovation friendly, quality and safety
  • Support and manage direct reports; acknowledging and escalating both good and poor performance when necessary
  • Facilitate the development and training of colleagues in order to meet operational needs, together with the objectives of continuous improvement
  • Identify training needs and implement timely and effectively training plans to address any gaps.
  • Support the growth and engagement of colleagues through performance development reviews, succession planning and effective communication
  • Assist in resolving staffing issues including holiday, disciplinary and grievance ensuring all HR and Ethical policies and procedures are adhered to at all times
  • Take ownership and accountability for every aspect of your products in your department, making sure they comply to all company and customer specification including:
  • Safety: All CCP’s completed correctly
  • Waste: Identify any root cause analysis used to drive waste down
  • Labour: Work within set labour requirements and continually identify improvements and cost reduction opportunities
  • Efficiency: ensure products are run at costed run rates and continually identify and champion improvements


The person we’re looking for:

  • Production experience at supervisory level gained in an FMCG environment.
  • Customer focus: understands the needs of different customers.
  • Standards and systems: understands technical and operating standards.
  • Leadership and communication: is able to provide clear direction to lower level reports.
  • Team working: demonstrates an ability to work as an active member of a team.
  • Information management: demonstrates that information is used and managed correctly.
  • Health and Safety: demonstrates understanding and awareness of health and safety.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of GMP and HACCP
  • Demonstrates ethical awareness
  • demonstrates an understanding of Food Safety Culture
  • IOSH
  • ILM Level 2


By applying for this opportunity, you agree that Zenith People Ltd may share your details with the end client at the shortlist stage. If you have the relevant skills and the drive to enhance your career, we would love to speak with you. Apply now or give us a call – 0191 428 6444.

Job Features

Job CategoryEngineering and Manufacturing
Salary£12 - £12.50 p/h

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