Production Team Leader

Edinburgh - £32,000 - £36,000

This client are a major manufacturing and distribution network with operations in 16 counties.
Excellent opportunity for a Production Team Leader

The Candidate

* Previous food manufacturing experience
* NVQ in Food Manufacturing desirable
* Basic Food Hygiene Certificate desirable
* Working Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Health and Safety

The Role

Health and safety responsibility

* Accountable for ensuring the completion of near miss/incident reports and subsequent accident investigations.
* Understand the importance of behavioural safety
* Improvements in Workplace Organisation (PAWS, HandS huddles)
* Understand and enforce site safety policies and rules


* Ensure that all aspects of quality in the area are in accord with the company quality procedures.
* Ensure appropriate assistance is provided when quality incidents or non-conformances occur, that correct information is gathered to enable thorough Root Cause Analysis and that correct escalation procedures are followed


* Delivery of the production plan
* Successful achievement of daily performance targets (KPI’s) including: Material and resource supply management for the packing area (KANBAN)
* Productivity targets
* Ensure the appropriate allocation of resources
* Maintain productivity, safety quality and hygiene standards in the area using Lean, Continuous Improvement and Problem solving techniques


* Lead a team of multi skilled operators
* Responsible for the recruitment and selection of new team members.
* Understand the company disciplinary/ grievance and other key procedures and fully implement HR policies related to team members and their activities.
* Responsible for TandD of the team

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