Production Team Leader

  • Location
    Hythe, Kent
  • Salary
    £ 22308 - £ 25350 / Year
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Manufacturing and Production
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Production Management

Adecco are currently working with a well known manufacturing company in the recruit of a Production Supervisor to join their team, see below:

Job Title: Production Team Leader

Location: Hythe, Kent

Salary: £22,308 increasing (up to) £25,350 following probation

Hours: Monday to Thursday 8am-5pm and Friday 8am-1pm


  • 20 days annual leave + bank holidays

  • Holiday increases 1 day per year up to 5 days.

  • Christmas shutdown

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Family run business

Job Purpose:

The Production Department is responsible for the scheduling, efficient manufacture and on time delivery of products. The Supervisor is expected to oversee and coordinate the day-to-day operation of a number of work centres within their respective Production Areas.

Key responsibilities within your new role would be to:

  • To oversee and co-ordinate the day-to-day operation of several work areas run by your Team Leaders.

  • Ensure production targets are being met, if not work to put measures into place to rectify.

  • Demonstrate good organisational skills to effectively manage the workload for the your Team Leaders.

  • Ensure decisions are made to achieve the results for each production area within agreed timescales, policies, and procedures.

  • Participate in 8D investigations when required

  • Put measures in place to ensure the Team Leaders achieve set KPI's

  • Undertake annual appraisals with your staff

  • Participate in disciplinarys as required

  • Have regular 1 to 1's with your team to build working relationships with staff and identify any potential issues

  • Ensure activities across manufacturing are carried out to meet strict HSE standards and quality requirements.

  • Ensure all incidents are promptly reported to the Production Manager

  • Proactively develop a 'Right First Time' attitude culture and ensure root cause and preventative actions are identified and implemented

  • Ensure internal and external customer requirements are met on time and in full

  • Be an advocate and encourage Near Miss reporting and the submission of CI cards

  • Manage, set direction, and time objectives to the Team Leaders and review on a quarterly basis.

  • Develop and meet training plans to up skill and strengthen you team.

  • Ensure effective utilisation of equipment and manpower to meet quality standards and production lead times

  • Control and meet KPI's for production processes.

  • Ensure staff are developed and trained to carry out their duties within the Manufacturing Department.

  • Utilise 'buffer' data to drive manufacturing priorities and optimise throughput

  • Attend and lead daily tier meetings and ensure that clear next steps are captured and reviewed

  • Ensure that high standards of housekeeping and hygiene are embedded into the culture.

  • Carry out other duties as required by your manager

Experience and skills required for this position:

  • Excellent IT skills

  • Good understanding of E8 (EFACS) and its components

  • Be numerical

  • Have good attention to detail

  • Good organisational skills

  • Ability to prioritise workload and tasks

  • Good communication and leadership skills

  • The ability to think on your feel and problem solving ability

  • Understanding of the 8D process

  • Concern for standards, quality and impact

  • Result Orientated

  • Customer Focused

  • Ability to manage change and work effectively under pressure

Next steps:

If this sounds like an ideal position for you and you have the experience outlined above, then please apply today and you will be contacted by a member of our team if your CV matches our requirements.

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