Food Manufacturing / Production Team Leader – Industry Innovator Ref: 15038

Competitive Salary Plus Company Benefits Package

Excellent opportunity for an ambitious candidate with food Production / Manufacturing experience and the ability to manage people to join a health and fitness – sports nutrition UK success story.

Role Info:

Manufacturing Team Leader / Food Production Team Leader
Competitive Salary
Plus Company Benefits Package

Our Story:

We've gone from a bedroom start-up in 2006 to one of the largest and fastest-growing active nutrition brands in the world. In 2021 alone, we will deliver over 10 million products to customers looking to support their health and fitness journey and are set to reach £100 million turnover. And we’re only just getting started.

We want to shake up the sports nutrition industry through disruptive marketing campaigns which help people think differently about our brand – and we need your help!

The Food Manufacturing Team Leader Role:

The Manufacturing Team Leader will be a strong people manager, whose primary focus is to manage the production flow, ensuring staff are lead, motivated and assigned to the correct tasks. Optimising production, maximising output and sequencing of manufacturing.

The role is an opportunity to participate in a programme of improvements on site as part of the overall future strategy for the business. The job requires a significant level of self-motivation, drive for change to challenge the status quo.

What will you be doing?

To manage the day to day activities of the manufacturing shift covering:

Health & Safety:

+ Responsible for ensuring that the shift is adhering to all H&S procedures and
+ keeping up to date with new H&S policies being introduced, making
+ suggestions for H&S improvements and liaising with production manager to
+ implement these improvements.

Systems and Administration:

+ To utilise manufacturing admin to produce all necessary production entries and supporting information on the production system (Sage).
+ Admin tasks including holiday management, resource planning.
+ Process Adherence
+ Ensure that Company standards are briefed to shift & continuously monitored to ensure standards are maintained at agreed levels. Including:
+ + Hygiene procedures.
+ + Health and Safety, Operating procedures.
+ + Packing lines to be clean.
+ + Quality.
+ + Taste testing management


+ Leading manufacturing trainers to ensure training programs are created and delivered for new starters and existing staff, ensuring that there shift is up to date with all aspects of training and ensuring that all staff are trained efficiently on new SOPs
+ Push staff performance, identify gaps in shift and implement change to improve shift performance
+ Communicate business news to staff keeping them up to date with business changes
+ Utilisation of Equipment
+ + Record / monitor utilisation & make recommendations to increase equipment efficiency/effectiveness
+ Ensuring PPM is carried and liaising on any faults found
+ Where faults are found ensuring initial fault finding occurs in order to advise Manufacturing Manager of any remedial action required.
+ Shift Paperwork
+ + Collate & sign off their shifts paperwork, ensuring accuracy of data recorded.

Duties will also include supporting the Manufacturing Manager which will involve completing ad hoc requests as required and deputising for the Manufacturing Manager in their absence.

About You:


+ Previous Management Supervisory experience in a food production environment.
+ Experienced and good knowledge in the areas of batch control, stock control and management
+ Strong management training and skill with the ability to motivate and get the best from individuals


+ Formal training in Health and Safety and Food Hygiene
+ Good knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook, experience with Sage 200 desirable

What do we offer?

+ Competitive salary
+ 50% company discount
+ Company pension
+ PerkBox subscription
+ Cycle to Work scheme

You may have worked in the following capacities:
FMCG Production Manager, Food Production Manager Food Manufacturing Manager, Assistant Manufacturing Manager, Deputy Manufacturing Manager, Front Line Manager, Assistant Production Manager, Production Supervisor.

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

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