Production Supervisor



Print and Packaging

Job Title:

Production Supervisor

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Tyne & Wear

Job Type:

Production Supervisor

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Salary Benefits:

Days Role/Paid overtime

Job Overview: Retained by our client a global packaging solutions business we are seeking a Production Supervisor to join their established team.


  • As a Production Supervisor you will be required to proactively lead, develop & mentor a small production team to meet KPI’s and meet production demand
  • You will be responsible for adhering to BRC accredited working practices, co-ordinate materials planning & control, production planning & control whilst liaising with other departments to ensure effective communications with Warehousing operations
  • This role will suit a Shift Supervisor, Production Supervisor, Shift Manager or cell Leader from a food manufacturing, food packaging or plastics background
  • This is a non-technical role

Fundamentals of job remit:

  • Responsibility for the daily operation, output v plan of the factory circa 25 direct Production Operatives
  • Working accordance with the company’s BRC Food Packaging Certification, Health & Safety rules including managing staff performance and staffing levels
  • To ensure that all policies and procedures are followed in line with BRC and ISO requirements
  • All staff issues including recruitment and discipline
  • To create staff rotas and staff planning in line with the business needs
  • To plan out the production requirements and identify materials needed utilising the ERP system
  • Ensuring good Quality of product produced
  • Liaising with the Office Manager to satisfy customer requirements
  • Identifying and implementing continuous improvement initiatives
  • Working with the Production Manager to identify and improve existing performance
  • Liaising with the Production Manager to identify and improve existing performance
  • Liaising with the Production Manager, Quality Control Supervisor, Office Manager and Lead Operators

Personal Profile & Experience Requirements:

  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, work on own initiative, strong Man Manager with a drive to succeed
  • Experienced with Quality Management Systems BRC and ISO including audit exposure of these
  • Minimum 5 years in a similar role within BRC accredited environment
  • Computer Literacy use of MS Excel, MS Word & Power Point
  • Experience of HACCP
  • Experience of World Class / Lean Manufacturing
  • Demonstrate a continuous improvement initiative
  • Develop and work to KPI’s

Distinct advantages:

  • Experience of BRC food manufacturing or food packaging
  • HACCP, Quality Management Training, Internal Auditor certificate or similar
  • Experience within Food Manufacturing & Food Packaging
  • First Aid qualification

Key Words: “Shift Supervisor”, “Production Supervisor”, “Shift Manager”,  “Production Team Leader, “Cell Leader”, “BRC”, “HACCP”, ISO”, “Food Packaging”, “Food Manufacturing”