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Production Team Leader – Food Manufacturing

Recruitment Revolution
Competitive Salary + Benefits
Closing date
26 Nov 2020

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We are not only a shaker in terms of revenue (c£50 Million), but we are also shaking up the active nutrition sector. We are innovators. We are disruptors. We are game changers. If you want to help create and drive the soon to be the biggest success story in UK active nutrition, you need to join us.

Role Info:

Production Team Leader – Food Manufacturing
Colchester | Competitive Salary + Benefits

Who we are:

We are at the start of an incredible journey, with a mission to move the business from a manufacturing-led retailer to a destination brand for active nutrition. 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 Production 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 production shift.


+ Shift Output
+ GMP score
+ Audit pass rate
+ Customer complaints

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 production 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 production 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 SOP’s .

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 and hold regular team meetings.
+ 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 Production 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 Production Manager which will involve completing ad hoc requests as required and deputising for the Production Manager in their absence.

What are we looking for?


+ 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

Application notice… We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details.

If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.


We’re Talent Acquisition Specialists that founded change in 2005. Since then we’ve helped over 2500 clients grow, prosper and lead.

# Our Story

Frustrated by poor experiences with traditional agencies, our founders (just two regular candidates), decided that the outdated industry needed modernising and a new balance of power. In 2005, a new kind of agency model was born, putting the client and candidate at the heart of the experience whilst removing the pushy sales, schmooze and high fees.

# What makes us different?

Aside from a sensible fee model, custom technology and a direct unhindered path to candidates we…

…don’t sell candidates and we don’t sell jobs: we facilitate relationships and champion the process of ‘organic hiring’ to help create stronger and longer-lasting engagements.

# Who we work with

With an industry reputation for delivering results we are the go-to talent finders for over 2500 clients. We work with everyone from tech start-ups to global brands who all demand the best service and talent.

From business owners hiring 2 people a year to Internal Recruiting teams hiring 200+ people a year, RR sources talent across all sectors and levels.

# Reputation

Our expertise have also been called upon by some of the leading job boards including the UK’s No1.

Recruitment Revolution is a member of the REC with a 100% compliance pass rate and holds a Feefo 5* Gold Award for Service.

For more information please contact Team RR on 0800 294 3113 or visit

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Castle Hill House
12 Castle Hill
United Kingdom
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