Edwards & Pearce
19 Feb 2019
23 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary: £33,000 – £37,000 (plus shift premium)

Location: Bolton


This is a critical role working for a site that is very Health & Safety/Quality focused, where continuous improvement is highly promoted. The ideal candidate will have worked in a similar organisation with experience of implementing lean manufacture.

This is a critical site for this well known, highly successful global company – a global leader in the product they manufacture. The site is the only manufacturing site in the whole group that can manufacture this type of product and is vital to the organisation. There are some excellent long-term growth plans put in place for the future.


The role will be responsible to lead the production shift team, keeping the environment safe and running an efficient production operation. The Operations Team Leader will strongly promote a continuous improvement culture which will lead to delivery of consistent improvement in H+S, Quality, Team working, high level of service, meeting blue-chip customer’s expectations and cost savings through efficiency.

The site works across a number of different shift patterns and the Operations Team Leader will be expected to work 6.00 - 2.00 and 2.00 - 10.00 (shift premium paid on basic salary).

The key role responsibilities are:

- Ensuring a safe working environment with zero injuries – running a system looking at any incidents, misses and full investigation is carried out.

- Taking ownership and delivery of the production plan, on time and to the correct levels of standard/quality etc.

- Participation in the investigation of quality incidents and tracking action completed.

- Dealing and resolving product rework in a timely fashion.

- Paying particular attention to collection of accurate performance data making sure manufacturing and filling efficiencies perform as budgeted.

- Making sure the operatives are adequately trained to carry out their duties safely, ensuring enough resources are deployed.

- Develop a culture of open communication, training, development, safety – looking at improvements in area such as; effective handover communication is in place.

- Participation in other meetings, building stakeholder relationships with warehouse and all key areas of the business.

- To act as the site incident controller in the event of an incident occurring on site.

- Assist with embedding a continuous improvement culture, lean manufacture, continuous improvement, safety, quality and H+S conscious working environment.


The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience working within a manufacturing environment – particularly where H+S, Quality and continuous improvement were their focus. (Ideally previous experience in lean manufacture, Kaizen, 5S, 6 Sigma). (Experience working in solvents, pigments, additives, hazardous solutions would be a definite advantage).

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of liquid manufacture (ideally experience of working in an environment where the process handles hazardous materials/liquids)

Key qualities:

- An effective strong communicator across all levels

- A track record in influencing and negotiating in all operational environments

- Experience of managing a team of operatives, waste management, looked at cost reduction, involvement with quality of products

- Experience working in sites that have some areas where it is heavily hands on and other areas highly automated

- A strong customer focus, both internal and external

- A strong focus on continuous improvement, lean manufacture etc.

- A hands on approach and attitude

- Positive and professional – must have a high standard of work ethic

- A team player and strong manager

- A detailed person who can multi-task and is aware of everything around him/her and not just focused in one key area or discipline at a time.

- Previously worked as a Team Leader/Supervisor in a similar environment

- COMAH qualification an advantage


Highly successful global, long established, has a no1 global rating and reputation for quality products, top quality clients and an organisation that believes in their product, people and are always looking to grow and invest.


- The role has a shift premium on top of the basic salary

- Laptop, mobile

- Onsite canteen

- Company bonus

- Good benefits package

If you would like to apply for this role please forward your CV preferably in Microsoft Word format to us including your full postal address and contact telephone numbers.


• Edwards & Pearce is a professional recruitment consultancy with 11 specialist divisions managed by experts in their own area of recruitment

• Established in 1998

• Employ approx 30 staff

• 2 offices in Doncaster & Hull

• Edwards & Pearce operates according to a strict ethical code and aims to offer both candidates and clients the highest levels of professionalism and customer service.

• Edwards & Pearce has an enviable client base including plc’s, blue chip organisations and SME’s , global FMCG manufacturing, the public sector, charities and the Big 4 accountancy firms achieving preferred supplier status with many clients

• From the 2 offices based in Yorkshire, Edwards & Pearce successfully recruit for not only local, regional and national clients but has also undertaken and filled international assignments

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