Production Team Leader

Production / Stock Control
Salary negotiable
Contract Type:
Full time

An experienced Team Leader is required to join a world-class manufacturer in Sudbury, Suffolk on a full time, permanent basis. 

Working Friday - Sunday, rotating shifts (6am-6pm / 6pm-6am) 

Basic salary plus shift allowance.
Competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities. 
On-going training and development opportunities are available to all employees. 

As a Team Leader, you are responsible for; 

• Supervision of a production line team of up to 5 Team members. Initiate improvements and be responsible for safety within their specified working area. Escalating appropriately to nominated Production Supervisor. 
• Safety – deploys and maintains risk assessments. Ensures near misses are raised and implemented as appropriate.
• Safety inductions and standard work training of all permanent and temporary staff in their area.
• Work/role allocation of team members to delivery shift production plan.
• Escalation of any Safety, Engineering, quality or material supply issues in their area (stop & fix). 
• Ensuring all team members in their specified area are working to appropriate standard work and quality checks.
• Maintaining and improving Lean, 6S and Standard Work within their area and driving daily improvements. 

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience; 

• Experience leading a team or managing processes, ideally gained within a production/manufacturing environment. 
• Able to work autonomously, taking ownership for making decisions within the parameters of Standard working practices and Company policy. 
• Be able to work as part of a team or on their own initiative. 
• Confident in use of Microsoft Word and Excel. 
• Experience of managing cross functional Teams (Production Team Members, Engineering and Process Technicians) and varied production lines within a single shift. 
• Ideally experience of Lean manufacturing techniques or an understanding of Continuous improvement activities.