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Production Team Leader

Job Title : Production Team Leader

This position is working for a leading Fresh Produce company who have a successful operation in Kent and others across the UK. This is a fantastic company to work for if you are looking for your next career move!

Reports to:  Production Controller  

Job purpose:  Responsible for management and performance of a designated Production line, ensuring all aspects of Production are in accordance with compliance, quality standards and departmental KPIs.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership:

  • Supervise the shift team and relevant non-shift personnel working in Production
  • Closely supervise and carry out inductions for any temporary staff employed in Production
  • Participate in the daily Production huddles and ensure regular communication/briefings to provide the Production team with the relevant information to carry out their role to the maximum effect
  • Carry out training as necessary in Production procedures, working practices and Company policy
  • Implement the Production plan as efficiently as possible to maximise the throughput during your shift by organising staff in the best way to maximise effective and efficient output.
  • Leave the Production areas and equipment in a fit state for the next shift to start
  • Report on Production achieved and provide a detailed handover to other Production staff as required.
  • Suggest and help implement any cost-saving ideas or improvements
  • Maintain a high level of quality with a focus on zero defects.
  • Report any equipment faults
  • Carry out QA checks and complete relevant documentation
  • Work as part of a team on the Production line as required
  • Monitor usage of sundry items and consumables, report any shortage
  • Ensure Clean As You Go is being applied
  • Monitor hygiene in the Production areas during your shift and resolve or report any issues found
  • Ensure product is being handled and stored in a food safe manner and according to Company procedures/policy
  • Ensure staff follow the Company Hygiene code and maintain a high standard of personal hygiene while at work
  • Ensure equipment is cleaned properly and according to procedure
  • Ensure sign off procedures are followed and all paperwork and labeling is completed accurately and signed by the relevant staff
  • Ensure that no incorrect product or product of insufficient quality are used
  • Ensure all unused stock is returned and accurately recorded
  • Ensure all spillages are cleaned up immediately and bins emptied/rubbish cleared
  • Comply with all relevant Company policies and procedures, including but not limited to Health, Safety & Wellbeing Policy, Equal Opportunities, Diversity & Dignity at Work Policy and Hygiene Policy.

Skills, know-how and experience:

Must have:

  • Experience of working on a food / Fresh Produce production line
  • Must have proven People Management skills
  • Strong customer service attitude
  • Shows positive behaviours and professionalism at all times, even in difficult situations or when executing unpopular/tough decisions
  • Able to hold others accountable whilst maintaining positive relationships.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to give clear instructions to a diverse group and get the best out of the team.
  • Enthusiasm, self-confidence and self-motivated
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to use initiative and be pro-active – taking a structured approach to problem solving
  • Results focused
  • Open to sharing new ideas and methodology
  • Willing to adapt and take on new challenges and drive to continually improve
  • Strong degree of flexibility within a multi targeted environment
  • Team player


  • Experience of working in the Fresh Produce industry
  • Practical understanding of Production machinery would be beneficial with a willingness to learn


Please contact Frank or Georgina to discuss the role and your experience on 01273 720599. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company.

For more information please call us on 01273 720599 or email us at

If interested, please contact us and quote the reference F74

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