Job Description

Production Team Lead – Stonehouse – up to £63,800pa

A well-established international manufacturing company is moving to the Gloucestershire area, and we will open ample opportunities for new recruits. It is a new start up within the UK so requires someone who is flexible.

They offer attractive benefits with a Friday finish time of 3pm. The role is paying between £51,000 – £63,800 per annum dependant on experience.

They are currently seeking a Production Team Leader to lead the efforts of a production team. Duties include production planning, organizing, training, coaching, compliance with various customer, company, government requirements and guidelines, and continuous improvement of product cost, quality, and service.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Train, coach, evaluate and reinforce Food Safety and Quality principles with partners.
  • Lead department efforts in meeting or exceeding goals in Productivity, Raw Material Usage, Safety, Customer Complaints, and Service.
  • Identify and communicate customer requirements. Develop PCPs to ensure customer requirements are met.
  • Be knowledgeable of various government regulations that must be complied with, i.e., OSHA, USDA, FDA, EPA, EEOC, OFCCP, etc.
  • Guide the training and development of the Leadership team
  • Through the use of problem-solving methods, corrective action tracking, and other quality tools identify and make process improvements.
  • Make sure that customer orders are scheduled in a timely manner, taking into consideration production efficiencies
  • Identify potential Capital improvements going through the analysis justification and approval process. Manage or assist in the management of capital projects.
  • Review and make appropriate changes to the standard cost system.
  • Track and maintain control of variable and fixed budgets.
  • Administer various company, plant or department processes in certification programs, pay systems, assessment/feedback processes, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Field of study preferred: Food Dairy Science; Food Chemistry; Engineering; Finance; Supply Chain Management; Operations Management; Business
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Production Team Advisor, with at least 2-3 years of experience in Processed Cheese

Other Skills

  • Strong communication skills Complete understanding of the business.
  • In depth understanding of the business’s impact on local, national, and international markets.
  • In depth and comprehensive knowledge of industry processes.
  • Complete understanding of strategic maintenance planning and turnaround activities.
  • Performance and project management skills.
  • Management and leadership skills.
  • Budget planning skills.
  • Good communication and reporting skills.
  • Team-oriented
  • Solution-oriented thinking and acting
  • Very good PC skills, ie, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Willingness to travel

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