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Production Team Leaders


Tyne and Wear

Competitive (paid weekend overtime also available)






Company Description

Our client is a market leader in their sector. They are now going through a period of sustained growth and expansion, they are consequently now looking to recruit several motivated Production Team Leader’s who are looking to grasp an outstanding career opportunity, and help a business grow and improve.


Job Specification


The Job you’ll do

  • The smooth and efficient day to day running of the Production Team to the agreed standards of productivity, quality and personnel values.
  • Manage and Review despatch team performance regularly, identifying areas for improvement, motivate and develop.
  • Store and handle goods in a safe and orderly manner
  • Ensure production areas comply with current Health and Safety regulations and maintain high standards of Health, safety and good housekeeping at all times.
  • Maintain a flexible workforce relating to the needs of the business needs relating to Production
  • Maintain a flexible workforce to deliver the requirements of the department at all times.
  • Ensure the agreed production schedule is met to the agreed delivery due dates.
  • Monitor the team production performance and ensure the labour standards are met.
  • Ensure that the production plan is carried out to maintain and improve customer delivery satisfaction.
  • Input data into the logistics department on machine and labour availability to enable the production schedule to be set
  • Ensure all batch paperwork is fully filled in as required by QC prior to the batch being sent for sterilisation.
  • Ensure that team quality standards are met.
  • Train and develop team members in production techniques.
  • Lead the team in continuous improvement of their performance.
  • Carry out performance appraisals of the team and its members at appropriate intervals via the appraisal system and ensure work is consistent with company objectives.
  • Interview and selection of new production staff supported by HR Manager.
  • Ensure all personnel records are kept up to date, including attendance, disciplinary and training records, ensuring all fields are populated, documented, dated and signed as appropriate.
  • Ensure personal discipline in accordance with the company disciplinary procedure and policy/handbook guidelines.  This will be on a first line basis, with any further action being dealt with in conjunction with the Production Manager.
  • Ensure all employees are appraised in accordance with the appraisal system at least annually.
  • Ensure that all employee training needs are regularly evaluated and provided if in line with company objectives.
  • Provide point of contact cover for shift leader in times of absence, liaising with Production manager.
  • Provide support and coaching to team leaders to safeguard continual improvement, training and mentoring as required to enable personnel upskilling.
  • Monitor team performance and ensure all standards are met
  • Ensure all team members are adequately trained to perform their duties.
  • Each person’s training and development needs are evaluated and provided in line with the Company.

 About You

  • NVQ Level 3 or above Management or similar qualification.
  • Has a good general standard of education including Numeracy and Literacy.
  • Business Improvement Techniques/Kaizen/5S/Lean qualification or similar.
  • Experience of Team Management in a production environment.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety current regulations.
  • Knowledge of Kaizen or 5s continual improvement and lean manufacturing principals.
  • IT Literate – Good standard of IT Skills and/or qualification.
  • Able to manage and take responsibility for own work load commitments, planning and prioritising.
  • Good Communicator with all levels of organisation.
  • Flexible working attitude/commitment to overtime.
  • Problem Solver.
  • Excellent Communication Skills.
  • Attention to detail, Desire to get it right first time.
  • Full Driving Licence.

The Rewards and Benefits

  • Permanent role.
  • Competitive pay.



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