Operations Team Leader

Posted 23 May 2023
Salary Negotiable DOE
Job type Permanent
Discipline Food Manufacturing / FMCG
Contact NameAnna Hall

Job description

Vickerstock are delighted to be working in partnership with our client whose vision is to become the best and most respected Food Manufacturer in the industry on the appointment of Operations Team Leader.

As the successful Operations Team Leader you will have full responsibility for managing production operations and staff within the area of responsibility to achieve the performance targets set by the Production Manager.

What your typical day as Operations Team Leader will look like:

  • Ensure a good start of shift, walk the line ensuring correct allocation of labour and materials are available.
  • Conduct labour checks through visual confirmation counts of heads and correct location is on the line based on skills required.
  • Ensure slick changeovers, making sure all materials/utensils and instructions are available before you need them on the line.
  • Complete SIC boards hourly and huddle as needed with the team, acting if hourly target is not achieved.
  • Ensure full optimisation: yield, ingredients, packaging material.
  • Ensure process parameters are in place i.e., time/speeds/giveaway/waste/QAS. Review routinely.
  • Ensure CSL levels are met.
  • Escalate problems that mean deviation of plan to your Production Manager.
  • Support your Production Manager in all areas to ensure Company objectives and KPIs are achieved.
  • Check during runs - weight control, machine set up, quality spec, recording of production sheets etc.
  • Manage a quality culture.
  • Participate and act to support Technical in delivery of Food Safety Index Target
  • Engage with Technical and cross functional colleagues, where required follow up support actions are needed.
  • Ensure timely reporting of maintenance issues to the maintenance team - minimising downtime.
  • Ensure effective 'hand over' to the next shift, where applicable.
  • Any other duties commensurable with the role.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to liaise with varying stakeholders at all levels, both internal and external.
  • Organisational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Good General Education - to include Maths & English at Grade C or above.
  • People Management Skills

Desirable Criteria (it would be great if you have these but don't worry if you don't!):

  • Proven leadership and management experience within a FMCG manufacturing environment.
  • Food processing knowledge
  • HACCP experience and/or qualification
  • IOSH qualification
  • Previous experience of achievement in continuous improvement
  • 3rd Level qualification.

Full job description is available on request.

Get in touch:

Sound like the career move you've been after and would like to hear more, pick up the phone to Anna now on T 028 9031 3720, or send an updated CV - in Word format - via the link on the page (or email).

If this opportunity doesn't quite get the taste buds flowing but like me you are passionate about food, let's get a chat and see how I can help grow your career.