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Production Supervisor









Company Description

MTrec Recruitment is representing a specialised food manufacturing SME in their search to appoint their next Production Supervisor.

Job Specification

The Role

  • To be responsible for leadership of the team to achieve the production targets in a cost effective and timely manner.
  • Control manning and resources effectively on a daily basis by working alongside the teams to ensure the correct pool of workers is allocated to the area.
  • To contribute to improvement activities within the specific area of responsibility and ensure continuous improvement is maintained and audited.
  • To develop the team by ensuring all personnel have the relevant skills required to carry out the necessary tasks and maintain this information on the appropriate documentation
  • To take responsibility and ensure compliance to all quality, health and safety regulations as necessary to prevent incidents / accidents and report any incidents and/or accidents via the company procedures.
  • To recognise and eliminate waste within the area as part of the improvement activities.
  • Ensure KPI’s are updated and are displayed within the sections.
  • Responsible for the quality standards within the area.
  • Ensure compliance to all company agreements in relation to external and internal policy.
  • Implement actions to address issues relating to 'down time’ and take action to recover volume shortages
  • Communicate effectively with teams to ensure understanding of required targets and outputs, carry out effective start/end of shift handovers
  • Adjust and re-allocate manning to achieve optimal output in line with production plans/required output
  • Perform regular site walks and conduct audits relating to safety, quality, waste, 5S, productivity and compliance with SOP’sIdentify and address individual performance issues, agree and monitor corrective actions.
  • Carry out first level disciplinary reviews.
  • Contribute to the compilation and production of work instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
  • Conduct performance development reviews in line with business requirements.
  • Identify and plan training and monitor progress towards completion of training.
  • Assist with the recruitment, development and training of colleagues in line with work instructions, SOP’s and skills matrices.
  • Provide reasonable cover for breaks, holidays and sickness absence in line with Company requirements and to support the achievement of the production schedule.
  • To contribute to and participate in continuous improvement and cost reduction activities.
  • To carry out additional and/or other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business.

The Person

  • Previous Supervisory experience preferred.
  • You must have experience working in an FMCG manufacturing environment.
  • Looking for growth and development.
  • Results and improvement orientated, able to take complete ownership of projects and problems.
  • You must have worked in a highly structured modern manufacturing environment, and be able to report on KPI’s, lead shift briefings, develop people and manage them in a structured process
  • Possess the ability to inspire, motivate and develop people.
  • Happy to work day shift.


  • Permanent job role on day shift.
  • Chance to work for a market leader.
  • Real career progression opportunities.
  • If interested please email a CV to or call him on 0191 242 5618.

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