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Manufacturing Night Shift Team Leader

Posted 26 May by Ideal Personnel and Recruitment Solutions Easy Apply Ended

Our client has a permanent vacancy for a Manufacturing Night Shift Team Leader. This role is responsible for ensuring the production team is actively engaged to meet daily customer requirements whilst driving productivity and continuous improvement. The Manufacturing Shift Team Leader enhances performance through process improvement, provides effective training to the production team, ensures out and processes consistence across the team and the other shifts while ensuring safety and quality standards are maintained at all times.

Night shift 6pm - 6am shift Rotating pattern

+ 20 banked shifts per annum

Essential Duties:

Work with the Manufacturing Shift Manager and other Manufacturing Shift Team Leaders to manage and prioritize staffing assignments to ensure customer demand and production targets are met.

Execute and coordinate training to ensure that procedures are followed and meet all quality requirements.

Agree and implement measures and targets, monitor and control performance, report on progress and initiate corrective action as required. (e.g. Quality, on time delivery, yield, rework and waste.)

Attend daily production meetings with the Manufacturing Shift Manger and peers, covering for staff absence, filling gaps in resource in all areas and prioritising work requirements and effectively communicating this to the team.

To work across the production cycle to ensure the flow of work meets customers requirements and expectations. Taking immediate decisions in problem solving to ensure all units meets their deadline.

Use basic problem-solving techniques to ensure stable operation of the team.

Report problems or concerns with quality, processes, equipment, materials and labour to the Manufacturing Shift Manager and appropriate teams.

Work closely with support staff such as Engineers, Operations, Supply chain, Quality and HR to resolve issues.

Set, monitor and review staff and shift performance.

Update production metrics and facilitate regular team communication.

Identify and support continuous improvement efforts with the Manufacturing Shift Manager and the continuous improvement team.

Initiate and implement best practice processes, techniques and drive lean manufacturing and 5S activities.

Maintain a clean and organized work area to facilitate manufacturing functions.

Participate as an active member of the production management team

Follow documented policies and procedures as designated by the company’s Quality System.

To deputise for the Manufacturing Shift Manager and other Manufacturing Shift Team Leaders as and when required.

To ensure all production equipment is maintained and serviced appropriately in conjunction with the engineering department. Keeping daily safety checks books and documentation where necessary.

To provide a positive 'cando’ approach to management, whilst leading the team by example.

Ensure Health and Safety compliance and programs are being followed where applicable

Ensure compliance in the SOP for machinery in the team.


Experience in a FMCG environment

Proven track record of leading teams

Leadership within a modern manufacturing environment

Lean manufacturing, problem solving and continual process improvement experience.

Track record of leading a manufacturing team, bringing great leadership and team relationship building knowledge.

High level of drive and commitment

Good verbal and written communication

Strong leadership skills


Excellent communicator

Positive team player


Relationship developer



High level of drive and commitment

Basic/Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

GSCE / A level education required.

At least 3 years’ warehouse experience in a fast paced, high volume environment

At least 3 years’ experience as a Supervisor

At least 3 years’ experience working with a Warehouse / Production / Distribution Management System

Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available.

Reference: 35067883

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